Song facts: I'm a Loser
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."