EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘She Loves You’ – The Beatles

What was the number one song in the UK on 12th September 1963?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

The lads are back with She Loves You, which was number one for 4 weeks and then again for 2 weeks from 28th November.

Here’s some facts for you about She Loves You:

  • It was the best selling single of 1963

  • It was the best selling single of the whole entire 60s

  • In fact it was the best selling UK single for 14 years until it was finally surpassed by…Mull of Kintyre by Wings.

  • It was the Beatles’ best selling UK single ever.

  • It stayed within the top 3 for the whole of September, October, November and December in 1963.

  • It is the 9th best selling single of all time in the UK.

So overall, I guess you could call this song a success. In short, it is a brilliant piece of perfect pop history. The yeah, yeah, yeahs ensure the tune is firmly locked into your memory forever. And that’s no bad thing.

Lyrics

She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah
She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah
She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeahYou think you lost your love
Well, I saw her yesterday
It’s you she’s thinking of
And she told me what to say

She says she loves you
And you know that can’t be bad
Yes, she loves you
And you know you should be glad

She said you hurt her so
She almost lost her mind
But now she says she knows
You’re not the hurting kind

She says she loves you
And you know that can’t be bad
Yes, she loves you
And you know you should be glad, ooh

She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah
She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah
And with a love like that
You know you should be glad

You know it’s up to you
I think it’s only fair
Pride can hurt you too
Apologise to her

Because she loves you
And you know that can’t be bad
Yes, she loves you
And you know you should be glad, ooh

She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah
She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah
With a love like that
You know you should be glad
With a love like that
You know you should be glad
With a love like that
You know you should be glad
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

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