Baby It's You
Baby It's You was written in 1961 by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Mack David. Luther Dixon produced the Shirelles original and influenced the arrangement, receiving credit as "Barney Williams." The Beatles sang the song in their performing act as early as 1961, and then recorded it in the February 11, 1963 Abbey Road session that led to the debut album, Please Please Me. Another Shirelles cover, Boys, appears in this album. John Lennon really loved the Shirelles' sound, and surely influenced the group to cover their songs in the performance act. It was probably included In the debut album because the Beatles did not yet have enough original compositions to in ready status to fill the album. Baby It's You is the only Bert Bacharach song covered by the Beatles.
February 11, 1963 in 1 take.