Song Facts: You're Going to Lose That Girl

John Lennon wrote You're Going to Lose That Girl at his home in Weybridge in 1965The song was penned for The Beatles' Help! album and film in 1965. Although credited to Lennon/McCartney, the song was mostly John's. In the film The Beatles can be seen in the studio miming to the song.

Recording

Recording began on February 19th 1965 at Abbey Road. This was The Beatles' fifth recording session for their Help! album. 

The basic rhythm track was recorded in two takes with Lennon's rhythm guitar, Paul's bass and Ringo's drums. Overdubs were added later, including Harrison's lead guitar, electric piano and vocals.

The song was completed on March 30th 1965.

Personnel

  • John Lennon – lead vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar
  • Paul McCartney – backing vocals, bass, piano
  • George Harrison – backing vocals, lead guitar
  • Ringo Starr – drums, bongos

Release

You're Going to Lose That Girl was released on August 6th 1965 on Help!. It was also released as a single in Japan with Paul McCartney's Tell Me What You See as the B-side. The Beatles never performed the song at any of their live concerts. 

Paul McCartney filming Help! 1965. 

Paul McCartney filming Help! 1965. 

John Lennon filming Help! 1965. 

John Lennon filming Help! 1965.