The Beatles' music: quotes and info

“Baby It’s You”

  • Published on 1963
  • Author: David/Williams/Bacharach
  • Track 10 on “Please Please Me

About “Baby It’s You”

Burt Bacharach wrote the music for “Baby It’s You”, and Luther Dixon (credited as Barney Williams) and Mack David wrote the lyrics. Both the Shirelles and the Beatles recorded the song and had hits with it. The highest-charting version of “Baby It’s You” was by the band Smith, who took the song to #5 on the US charts in 1969.

The Beatles performed “Baby It’s You” as part of their stage act from 1961 until 1963. It was the only Burt Bacharach song the group covered. They recorded it on 11 February 1963 for their album Please Please Me along with “Boys“, another Shirelles song. American label Vee Jay Records included it on Introducing… The Beatles and Songs, Pictures And Stories Of the Fabulous Beatles. Capitol included it on The Early Beatles.


  • John Lennon – vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Paul McCartney – bass, backing vocals
  • George Harrison – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Ringo Starr – drums
  • George Martin – celesta
  • Norman Smith – engineer

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