She Loves You
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
"She Loves You" is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney based on an idea by McCartney, originally recorded by The Beatles for release as a single in 1963. The single set and surpassed several records in the United Kingdom charts, and set a record in the United States by being one of the five Beatles songs which held the top five positions in the American charts simultaneously, a record which is still unchallenged. It is the Beatles' best-selling single in the United Kingdom, and was the best selling single in Britain in 1963.
The song was also the first time Lennon's name had taken precedence over McCartney in the credits — until then, they had traditionally been credited as "McCartney/Lennon."
The song was one of the Beatles' first songs to be heard by a substantial number of Americans; the only United States release by the Beatles that had even charted before that was "From Me to You," which lasted three weeks in August 1963, never going higher than number 116.
"She Loves You" was, under the title, "Sie liebt dich", one of the two songs rerecorded by the Beatles in German (the other being "Komm, gib mir deine Hand"). "Sie Liebt Dich" was released in Germany and in the USA b/w "I'll Get You" by "Die Beatles" on May 21, 1964, (Swan 4182).
In November 2004, Rolling Stone ranked "She Loves You" as the 64th Greatest Song of All Time. In October 2005, Uncut Magazine named "She Loves You" the third biggest song that changed the world, behind Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" and Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone".