Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon/McCartney)

French recording session

Can't Buy Me Love was recorded in France at an EMI facility during sessions for Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand and Sie Liebt Dich, their only recording session for EMI outside of Britain.

Recording dates

  • January 29, 1964 (4 takes; basic track)
  • February 25, 1964 (vocal & lead guitar overdub)
  • February 26, 1964 (mono mixing)
  • March 10, 1964 (drum overdubs, stereo mixing)

Release history

Chart performance

  • #1, April 2 - April 22 (3 weeks), Record Retailer (UK)
  • #1, April 4 - May 8 (5 weeks), Billboard (US)

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