To begin with, “You Like Me Too Much” is a Beatles’ song from their album, Help! Written by George Harrison, it’s the 3rd song on side two, Harrison also has “I Need You” on side one.
Release Date: 6th August, 1965 (UK), 14th June, 1965 (US)
Recorded: 17th February, 1965
Studio: EMI Studios, London
Genre: Pop rock
Track Duration: 2:35
Record Label: Parlophone
Songwriter: George Harrison
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith
George Harrison: double-tracked lead vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar, also the lead guitar
John Lennon: Hohner Pianet electric piano, tambourine, as well as the backing vocals
Paul McCartney: bass guitar, piano, also the backing vocals
Ringo Starr: drums
George Martin: piano
You Like Me Too Much
George Harrison last had one of his works on the album, “With The Beatles” from November, 1963. However, from now on, all albums would feature at least one of his songs. Although we don’t know for certain, we can assume that You Like Me Too Much was about his girlfriend, Pattie Boyd.
George married Patti on the 21st January, 1966, of course. The Beatles recorded this song almost a year earlier so the assumption is probably correct. Since George Harrison was not always faithful, perhaps the message is quite clear in the song. In other words Patti should leave him “which is all that I deserve”.
What is noticeable is how George uses the word “like” and not “love”. Be that as it may, there’s no getting away from the fact that the song is a Beatles masterpiece.
As with all other Beatles’ tracks, the band put a lot of time into this song. In fact, it took four hours and eight takes to perfect this track. Although it appears on the Help! album, they never thought it would be right for the film by the same name.
So, what are your thoughts on this song?