Song facts: Every Little Thing, I Don't Want to Spoil the Party, What You're Doing
Having started work on Beatles for Sale on August 11th, the Beatles continued recording some new songs on September 29th 1964. On this day the band recorded three new tracks: Every Little Thing, I Don't Want to Spoil the Party and What You're Doing.
Every Little Thing
Every Little Thing was written by Paul McCartney while at his griflriend Jane Asher's house. Typically the author of a song sang lead but in this instance John sings lead, despite the fact that it's not one of his.
Paul had hoped Every Little Thing would be issued as a single, but it was released on Beatles for Sale instead.
I Don't Want to Spoil the Party
I Dont Want to Spoil the Party was written by John Lennon; a somber, introspective song about being stood up at a party by a girl. A lot of John's writing at that time was fused with emotional turmoil.
What You're Doing
What You're Doing was another one of Paul's songs, believed to be written about his then girlfriend Jane Asher, who was extremely influential on Paul's songwriting between 1963 and 1967.