In short, “You’re Going To Lose That Girl” is a Beatles’ song from their 1965 album, Help! This being their last song they would record for the album before starting work on the film Help! Moreover, the Fab Four sing, “You’re Going To Lose That Girl” around 13 minutes into the film. This is the studio part of the movie when the cult members cut a circular piece of the floor out around Ringo and his drums.
Recorded: 19th February, 1965, 30th March 1965 for the overdubs
Studio: EMI Studios, London
Track Duration: 2:20
Record Label: Parlophone, Capitol, EMI
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith
John Lennon: lead vocals, also the acoustic rhythm guitar
Paul McCartney: backing vocals, bass guitar, as well as the piano
George Harrison: backing vocals, also the lead guitar
Ringo Starr: drums, as well as the bongos
Up to 2018, you can only find this track on the above LP, CD or film. However, most Beatleheads will have this in their collection.
You’re Going To Lose That Girl
Another classic Beatles’ track from both the album and film, Help! The band flew to the Bahamas to begin filming, on the 22nd February, 1965. However, 3 days prior to this they recorded the song. It was a hectic schedule but this was water off a duck’s back to the best band ever. They were true professionals indeed!
Obviously, in this song John Lennon sings to an unidentifiable male, possibly an old friend. It is basically a warning that if he does not take care of his woman’s needs, John will be the one who does. A plain and simple song but one which does strike a chord for others, even in this day and age.
Recording The Track
There are two notable dates for the recording of “You’re Going To Lose That Girl” while at the EMI Studios, London.
Firstly, on the 19th February, 1965, they began recording this track as part of the Help! sessions. In fact, the first recording was a non-starter due to a blunder at the beginning. However, they only needed another recording to succeed with their idea.
Secondly, they used the 30th March, 1965 for the overdubbing session with Harrison and Starr adding more wizardry. Of course, all this mixing took place on the 2nd April, 1965.
So, what do you think about this song?