1622 I Saw Her Standing There – Cliff Richard (1967)

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Cliff Richard.

I Saw Her Standing There was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1963. Cliff Richard recorded the song in 1967. It was released on his album Don’t Stop Me Now! The album also included a version of I’ll Be Back.

1110 Only Seventeen – The Beatle-ettes (1964)

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Only Seventeen.

This song was written by Billy Kelly and Joseph Monaco. It was recorded by The Beatle-ettes in 1964. It was released as a single with Now We’re Together on the B-side. The song was an answer song to The Beatles’ 1963 song I Saw Her Standing There. It also references The Beatles’ songs I Want To Hold Your Hand and She Loves You. The single failed to chart.

0968 I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles (1963)

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I Saw Her Standing There.

This song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1963. Take 2 was released in 2013 on the album The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963. I Saw Her Standing There was released on their debut album Please Please Me. In America it was released as the B-side to I Want To Hold Your Hand. I Saw Her Standing There reached number fourteen on the Billboard chart. The song was part of The Beatles’ repertoire and a live version recorded in Hamburg in 1962 was released in 1977 on the album Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962. A live version recorded in Sweden in 1963 was released in 1995 on the album Anthology 1.They also recorded the song for BBC Radio. A version was released in 1994 on the album Live At The BBC. A second version was released on the 2013 album On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2. Two more BBC versions were released in 2013 on the album The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963.

John Lennon performed the song live with The Elton John Band in 1974. That version was released in 1975 as the B-side to Philadelphia Freedom. The song is part of Paul McCartney’s repertoire and live versions were released on his albums Tripping The Live Fantastic (1990), Back In The US (2002), and Back In The World (2003). In 2009 he performed the song with Billy Joel. That version was released on the album Good Evening New York City. He performed the song at the Prince’s Trust Concert in 1987. The band included Elton John, Phil Collins, and Eric Clapton among others. That version was released as the B-side to Long Tall Sally in 1987. Paul McCartney recorded the song in 1987 for his album CHOBA B CCCP but that version remains unreleased. The song has also been recorded by Duffy Power, The Crickets, Cliff Richard and Little Richard among others. George Martin And His Orchestra recorded a version in 1964. It was released on the album Off The Beatle Track.

Now Hear This : I Saw Her Standing There – George Martin And His Orchestra (1964)
I Saw Her Standing There – The Elton John Band Featuring John Lennon And The Muscle Shoals Horns (1975)
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles (1977)
I Saw Her Standing There – Paul McCartney (1987)
I Saw Her Standing There – Paul McCartney (1990)
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles (1994)
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles (1995)
I Saw Her Standing There – Paul McCartney (2002)
I Saw Her Standing There – Paul McCartney (2003)
I Saw Her Standing There – Paul McCartney (2009)
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles (2013)
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles (2013)
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles (2013)
I Saw Her Standing There [Take 2] – The Beatles (2013)

0943 I Saw Her Standing There – Duffy Power With The Graham Bond Quartet (1963)

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Duffy Power.

This song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. It was first given to Duffy Power to record. He recorded the song in 1963. He re-recorded the song after The Beatles said the first version was “too jazzy”. The rejected version was released in 2002 on the album Leapers And Sleepers. The re-recorded version was released as a single with Farewell Baby on the B-side. The Beatles recorded the song the same year and their version was released before Duffy Power’s version. Their version was released on the 1963 album Please Please Me.

Now Hear This : I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles (1963)

0673 I’m Talking About You – Chuck Berry (1961)

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John Lennon and Chuck Berry.

This song was written and recorded by Chuck Berry. It was first released in 1961 as a single with Little Star on the B-side. It was also released on Chuck Berry’s album New Juke Box Hits. The song was added to The Beatles’ repertoire and was sung by John. A live version was released in 1977 on the album Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany; 1962. The Beatles also played the song on BBC radio and a version was released in 2013 on the album On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2. They also played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. The bass riff was used in I Saw Her Standing There from the 1963 album Please Please Me.

The song has also been recorded by The Rolling Stones, The Hollies, Rick Nelson and The Yardbirds. Merseybeat group Faron’s Flamingos covered the song in 1963 for the album This Is Merseybeat. Another Merseybeat group The Liverbirds covered the song in 1965. It was released on their album Star-Club Show 4.

Now Hear This : I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles (1963)
Talkin’ ‘Bout You – Faron’s Flamingos (1963)
Talking About You – The Liverbirds (1965)
I’m Talking About You – The Beatles (1977)
I’m Talking About You – The Beatles (2013)

0374 Queen Of The Hop – Bobby Darin (1958)

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Bobby Darin.

This song, written by Woody Harris, was recorded by Bobby Darin in 1958. He released it as a single with Lost Love on the B-side. It reached number nine in the US and number six in the UK. The song mentions a number of other songs from the time including Peggy Sue, Good Golly Miss Molly and Sweet Little Sixteen. The lyrics, which rythme ‘Do you know who I mean’ with ‘Sweet little sixteen’, were an influence on The Beatles’ song I Saw Her Standing There. The song also rhymes ‘queen’ with ‘mean’ and ‘sixteen’ which reflects I Saw Her Standing There’s orginal lyric “She was just seventeen, never been a beauty queen”. The Beatles played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. 
Now Hear This : I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles (1963)