Paul McCartney – “Got To Get You Into My Life” Live
Did I Tell You I Need You?
“Got to Get You into My Life” was written by Paul McCartney but the official credit goes to Lennon–McCartney. It was released by The Beatles on August 5, 1966 and Paul was the lead vocalist for this track. Even John Lennon believed that his was one of Paul’s finest works and he was particularly impressed with the lyrics.
“Paul’s again. I think that was one of his best songs, too, because the lyrics are good and I didn’t write them. You see? When I say that he could write lyrics if he took the effort, here’s an example. It actually describes the experience taking acid. I think that’s what he’s talking about. I couldn’t swear to it, but I think that it was a result of that.” — John Lennon
It was quite a challenge for them to arrange the song and it took quite a while to get it right. The band wanted a jazz feel to it and it was awesome that they settled on starting it with a brass fanfare. Paul’s fading vocals as the song comes to an end was also brilliant. It was simply beautiful.
Thomas Ward of Allmusic said, “McCartney’s always been a great vocalist, and this is perhaps the best example of his singing on Revolver. One of the overlooked gems on the album.”
- Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers’ cover version reached number 6 in the UK Charts
- Peaked at number 7 in the Billboard Hot 100 when it was re-issued as a single in the US
Paul has indeed created another unforgettable song. It’s not just about the wonderful melody but for the awesome lyrics as well!