That Means a Lot
- Paul McCartney - bass, lead vocal
- John Lennon - rhythm guitar, vocals
- George Harrison - lead guitar, vocals
- Ringo Starr - drums
John Lennon and Paul McCartney co-wrote That Means a Lot, and the Beatles recorded it for the film soundtrack of Help! The recording sessions took place on February 20 and March 30, 1965.
The group did not like how the song came out and the recording was not released. It can be heard on Anthology 2.
Paul sings the lead vocals, indicating that he may have had a heavier role than John's in the composition but neither Paul nor John has wanted to take credit for writing the song, and both agree that it could not easily be sung by the group.
The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, also managed P.J. Proby, a American singer of ballads, to whom Paul and John released the song, and it was then recorded by Proby in September, 1965. George Martin arranged and conducted the strings accompaniment. Ron Richards produced the record. It met with modest success as a single.