5 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About “Another Girl”
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Some people argue about the song “Another Girl” by The Beatles whether it’s good or just a cliche, but you probably didn’t know this 5 facts behind the song, take a look below.
1. Who wrote the song?
Paul McCartney wrote the song while on a 10-day holiday in Tunisia. McCartney explains that when he wrote it, he was a guest of the British government while staying in a secluded beach-side villa in Hammamet. “Another Girl” stands out as one of the most prototypical songs of the early Beatles formula. It’s Paul’s “silly love song” with a poppy-upbeat tempo, downward scale fragments, limited pitch range on guitar, and double-tracked lead vocals.
2. McCartney on guitars?
McCartney normally is the bass player, but on this song, he played the lead guitar which was unusual.
3. 4 thumbs up from the Fab Four
Paul had to defend this song, claiming that no matter how much they sound like album filler, they had to pass “The Beatles Test.” Which is to say, all four members had to like the song. If even Ringo said, “I don’t like this one,” the song got thrown out.
4. One take and one take only
“Another Girl” was recorded in one take. Afterwards, George Harrison stayed in the studio trying to add a guitar finish to the end of the song. But when Paul remixed it, George’s track-work was lost.
A scene from the Beatles movie Help! confused people what is Paul doing? Is he supposed to be playing the woman like a guitar? With a hover-hand over the breast region? Only McCartney knows.