I used to really dislike this song for some reason, and in retrospect, I don’t understand why. Maybe it blended in with a lot of their earlier output, and if push comes to shove, I’d probably rank With the Beatles as my least favorite album, so that’s working against it too. But it’s not a bad song by any means. It’s got those glorious harmonies I can’t praise enough and perhaps most impressively, it seamlessly and frequently switches between soft ballad sections and toe-tapping parts that make you want to get up and dance without ever giving listeners a sense of aural whiplash.
Still, it’s a fairly by-the-numbers early Beatles song, which is of course not a bad thing, but there are a million of them…or I guess more like 60 or so. I would say “who’s counting,” but this literally is a countdown of Beatles songs, so I guess I’m counting.