Can't Buy Me Love
Can't Buy Me Love is considered to be completely a McCartney composition. Written in Paris during the latter part of January and early February of 1964, the song was created to be the follow-on single after the great success of I Want to Hold Your Hand. The melodic style is blues, though the beat is more of a fast-tempo rock. The song opens with a chorus, only the second time this happened. She Loves You was the first. This change was suggested by producer George Martin. For the first time, Paul's vocal track was overdubbed with his own voice, substituting for background harmony by John and George. Harrison's solo was also added later, and in the stereo mix, the contribution of an unidentified session drummer.
EMI's Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris, January 29, 1964 in 4 takes, not counting overdubs. This was the only recording session the Beatles ever had that was not in London. On February 24 overdubs were added at Abbey Road, including a track by an unidentified session drummer, who sat in for the then ill Ringo.