This Boy was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and was first recorded by The Beatles in 1963. George Martin And His Orchestra recorded the song in 1964. It was released on the American soundtrack album A Hard Day’s Night in 1964. It was titled Ringo’s Theme (This Boy). The song was also released as the B-side to And I Love Her in 1964. The song was used in The Beatles’ 1964 movie A Hard Day’s Night. George Martin And His Orchestra performed the song on the 1965 TV special The Music of Lennon & McCartney.