I know it’s hard to believe, but The Beatles’ release of “She Loves You” turned 50 years old. There are a lot of things that will turn fifty in the next few years, but it also gives everyone a chance to reminisce.
The song was loaded with many hooks. “She Loves You” — with Ringo’s tom-tom intro exploded on the radio. The signature “yeah, yeah, yeahs” were another incredible hook. The beautiful harmonies, the wistful lyrics, the “woos,” the way the song retarded (slowed) and sped up in spots, and the final odd chord. What an incredible song!
And if you got to watch The Beatles play it live, you were able to see a visual hook: the head shakes to the rhythm of the music.
One of my favorite performances is from a British film called “Pop Gear”–named after the British slang phrase for “cool” that was repeated ad infinitum in the movie. At least it made the film humorous, but very dated. “She Loves You” by The Beatles, however, has never tarnished as a song!