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The Beatles — I Saw Her Standing There
Album: Please Please Me
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Released: 1963
Length: 2:50
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Well, she was just 17
You know what I mean
And the way she looked was way beyond compare
So how could I dance with another (Ooh)
When I saw her standing there

Well she looked at me, and I, I could see
That before too long I'd fall in love with her
She wouldn't dance with another (Whooh)
When I saw her standing there

Well, my heart went "boom"
When I crossed that room
And I held her hand in mine...

Whoah, we danced through the night
And we held each other tight
And before too long I fell in love with her
Now I'll never dance with another (Whooh)
Since I saw her standing there

Well, my heart went "boom"
When I crossed that room
And I held her hand in mine...

Whoah, we danced through the night
And we held each other tight
And before too long I fell in love with her
Now I'll never dance with another (Whooh)
Since I saw her standing there
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 RabbitEars wrote:

Considering the oldest of them were 23 years old, it's really not that big a deal. But the entire vilifying of past actions/behaviors/songs/movies/comments et al based on current perspectives has always been the downfall of the left and is certainly something that doesn't serve the Me Too movement. 


Yeah, well -- it is not clear wtf you are referring to, nor is it clear what this has to with the Beatles. Feeling full of themselves seems to be a malady of the right.  Please explain the bloviation. 
Holy crap, that's the first time I've heard that on flac!
Totally amazing.  That twernt't no car radio sound.
60 years old and still rocking the house.  F'ing miracle music. 
 mgtom wrote:

Such energy in music.  Clever. Catchy. Fun. Rockin. A real eye opener in 1963.



Ed Sullivan Show-freak out for the parents of teens!
This song swings like crazy. SWINGS.
GREAT TUNE!!  ...You know what I mean!  Thanx RP!   
The most memorable first track on a first album ever. And one of the most exciting. I've bought hundreds of albums since then (March 1963) and there are very few for which I could name the first track.
ICONIC!!!!!!!!!!!!
This was the first track on the third LP that I ever bought (I was 14). Fantastic then, fantastic now. The energy was and still is incredible. Although I moved away from the Beatles in terms of musical taste (towards more blues-influenced bands like John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, the Stones, the Yardbirds and Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac), there was no doubt, even in 1963, that the Beatles were going to change music for ever.
 Steely_D wrote:

George later became an important, excellent songwriter. But was a terrible lead guitarist.



Considering that there are millions of people who can hum or sing along with pretty nearly every lead he put on a Beatles track, I doubt he was terrible.  Perhaps you're thinking of Bono?
 kingart wrote:

Sorry, this will NEVER be tired.  It is an essence of the pop rock form.  


How dare you jp33442. I worked at a bar in Los Angeles in the early 2000s. Paul came in one night to see the band playing. He hung out in the kitchen until three in the AM telling us stories. We hung on every word and it was magical.
 jp33442 wrote:

Bill can’t you play something else besides the same tired Beatles songs


Sorry, this will NEVER be tired.  It is an essence of the pop rock form.  
IMHO: one of the greatest pure nearly original roots rock and roll songs of all time. Exuberance personified. 
Bill can’t you play something else besides the same tired Beatles songs
Its just the essence of pure RnR:  energy and freedom.   
 h8rhater wrote:

That's just a total waste of mental bandwidth.  Move on.
 
Considering the oldest of them were 23 years old, it's really not that big a deal. But the entire vilifying of past actions/behaviors/songs/movies/comments et al based on current perspectives has always been the downfall of the left and is certainly something that doesn't serve the Me Too movement. 
 unclehud wrote:
Have loved this song for 45 years (?), but can't help but think of its reception in the "Me Too" world of today.

"She was just seventeen ..."

 
That's just a total waste of mental bandwidth.  Move on.
 Mackmoney3000 wrote:
I know this isn't a new observation, but the stereo mix on these old Beatles tracks is... unique
 
The discrete left-and-right separation was a pretty common technique in the early '60s.
Such energy in music.  Clever. Catchy. Fun. Rockin. A real eye opener in 1963.
They don't write love songs like this any more. Simple, love at first sight, romance.
Cool pedophile rock!
10 is way too low to rate this song. The drums alone are a 11.
Oh come on RO there are plenty of other songs to play besides the beatles
9 down to 6
Early Beatles song... 1963 - Good Rock and Roll Track, even today.  Nice transition from the Remones track "Do you want to dance" played before.  You can hear the influence...
 Steely_D wrote:
George later became an important, excellent songwriter. But was a terrible lead guitarist.
 
No, actually, he was quite a good soloist, though it may not be so evident on this number.  At any rate, "terrible" is a thoroughly inaccurate description.  He was never a flashy player, but a lot of his work was very melodic and innovative.  Keep in mind, he was 19 years old when this song was recorded.

I love this song, first track on the first Beatles LP - one of my favourites!
Yes definitely one of the funnest songs ever, even with the annoying "miiieeee-eeene". 

Interesting also how so many Beatles songs  are immediately recognizable from the first notes.


kingart wrote:
One of the essential, most definitive, funnest, happiest songs in all of rock n roll. 
 

One of the essential, most definitive, funnest, happiest songs in all of rock n roll. 
One of my first love song
For as much as Paul was just always "the cute one", that man played some pretty inventive bass lines way before anyone else was doing it.
Sitting 12" from the TV watching the Ed Sullivan show.  Ha Ha.
 unclehud wrote:

Have loved this song for 45 years (?), but can't help but think of its reception in the "Me Too" world of today.

"She was just seventeen ..."

 
Paul was no older than 21 when this song was released. Do really you think a 21 year old dancing with a 17 year old is scandalous?


I mean, maybe, with the way the kids dance these days... *shakes cane in the air*
George later became an important, excellent songwriter. But was a terrible lead guitarist.
... the year I was born. They are my favourite band, at the age of 16/17 I nearly had the lyrics of all of their songs in my mind (at least of the several LP's  I owned ... Red, Blue,White, Sgt. Pepper, Help, Abbey Road etc.). It helped me to improve my english ...

Have loved this song for 45 years (?), but can't help but think of its reception in the "Me Too" world of today.

"She was just seventeen ..."

Mop tops. 
You go Mr. Bill!!!
{#Devil_pimp} zesty ! still

Feel free to dance with wild abandon to this one!

 


I know this isn't a new observation, but the stereo mix on these old Beatles tracks is... unique
I bought this with the money in my piggy bank when it first came out.  {#Kiss}   
I was thrilled and delirious to get my hands on the 8-track Meet The Beatles, summer of '73. I was 11, and this passionate song made me understand why all the girls in the hood were fahkiin noots about these mad lads... Got my 6th Grade friends hooked on 'em too!
Same just now. Happens all too often.

Tomasni wrote:

AGAIN PSD gives me SILENCE

NOT  The Beatles
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Well I kinda liked it!
Thank you The Beatles    for
I Saw Her Standing There


a STRONG   9 - OUTSTANDING   for ME

After watching them on Ed Sullivan, I went to my room, grabbed a comb, and pulled my hair down over my forehead. 50+ years later, it's still down—and I'm still a bit out of the mainstream... 
 westslope wrote:
More Devil's music.  

 
First Beatle song I ever heard on Ed Sullivan

Corrupted a little girl


More Devil's music.  
       {#Drummer}
{#Bananajam} {#Guitarist}     {#Bananajam}
~I crossed the room and held her hand in mine
it does rock doesn't it
{#Bananajam}
Even at the very beginning it was clear the Beatles were in a league of their own. Undeniable magic!
Top drawer. 
 they shook up the world.. {#Cheers}
i have some files that do this......very low vocals.  don't know why.
 
3 comments at the same instant. Really?

Now 4?
 
Last play: Jul 21, 2003
That's 13 years ago. Thats more than 1/3 of my life {#Bananajam} 
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