The Beatles – “I’m A Loser” Live

The Beatles – “I’m A Loser” Live | Society Of Rock Videos

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“I’m a Loser” was written by John Lennon and released on December 4, 1964 for The Beatles’ fourth studio album “Beatles for Sale” in the United Kingdom. This was one of Lennon’s songs which was influenced by Bob Dylan directly. This was basically about romantic rejection.

“That’s me in my Dylan period. Part of me suspects I’m a loser and part of me thinks I’m God Almighty. [Laughs]” — John Lennon

Aside from Dylan, Lennon also was inspired by Kenneth Allsop. He’s a journalist who suggested that Lennon try his hand at writing songs autobiographically. The band recorded this track in eight takes. There were no overdubs and it was pretty straightforward.

“Looking back on it I think songs like I’m A Loser and Nowhere Man were John’s cries for help. We used to listen to quite a lot of country and western songs and they are all about sadness and ‘I lost my truck’ so it was quite acceptable to sing ‘I’m a loser’. You didn’t really think about it at the time, it’s only later you think, God! I think it was pretty brave of John.” — Paul McCartney

Gotta love how it sounds so catchy and fun!

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