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Song facts: I'm a Loser

On August 14th 1964, the Beatles recorded a new John Lennon song I'm a Loser, for inclusion on their forthcoming Beatles for Sale album; it was also released on Beatles '65.

The song was considered as a single for the album until John wrote I Feel Fine. Recording took place at Abbey Road and the track was completed in only eight takes.

On the same day the Beatles also recorded Mr. Moonlight and Leave My Kitten Alone; the latter wasn't released until the Beatles' first Anthology album in 1995. 

"Looking back on it I think songs like 'I'm a Loser' and 'Nowhere Man' were John's cries for help. We used to listen to quite a lot of country and western songs and they are all about sadness and 'I lost my truck' so it was quite acceptable to sing 'I'm a loser' ... It's only later you think, God! I think it was brave of John."

Paul McCartney

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Beatles for Sale album cover, 1964. 

Beatles for Sale album cover, 1964. 

John Lennon at a Beatles for Sale session, 1964. 

John Lennon at a Beatles for Sale session, 1964.