Although not the first Beatles hit in America (that was I Want To
Hold Your Hand), and not even the first Beatles record released
in America (that was Please Please Me), She Loves You
is the Beatles record
that most fans associate with Beatlemania in America, with Ringo's exciting
drum opening, to the coining of the quintessential Beatles catch phrase,
"Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!"
The Beatles performed She Loves You on their first appearance
on the Ed Sullivan show on February 9, 1964, and it is the final song
the Beatles perform in the movie A Hard Day's Night.
She Loves You was recorded by the Beatles at EMI Abbey Road Studio 2
on July 1, 1963. Mono mixing and editing was performed on July 4. She
Loves You was first released as a single on Parlophone Records in the
UK on August 23, 1963, and the next month on Swan Records in the US on
The label of the first release from September 1963 of
She Loves You on Swan Records in Philadelphia.
The Beatles were already causing riots in London, but this 45,
the third Beatles record in the US, didn't chart.
A counterfiet copy of the original Swan release of She Loves You.
Common to these counterfiets are the lack of bright red color. Other
clues that this is a counterfeit are the blotchy and off-center label
A typical label of the more familiar second release from January 1964 of
She Loves You/I'll Get You on Swan Records, released after
I Want To Hold Your Hand finally caused Beatlemania to
spread to the US.
This release of She Loves You sold over two and a half million copies
and was Swan's only number one record.