The Beatles -- ‘I'm A Loser’

I’m A Loser (2.33)

John Lennon: Lead vocal, acoustic guitar, harmonica; Paul McCartney: Harmony vocal, bass guitar; George Harrison: Lead guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums, tambourine;

When John met Kenneth Allsop from the Daily Mail he told him that he didn’t really like The Beatles because “They all tend to be ‘She loves him’, ‘He loves her’, ‘They love her’ and ‘I love her’” kind of songs, and he suggested that he try writing something much more personal instead… like the words he was currently putting into his novels. John was stung by the criticism and settled down to write this.

John had also spent his summer listening to Bob Dylan’s back-catalogue, and his lyrics undoubtedly played a role in shaping the song.

John later claimed that “Part of me suspects I’m a loser, and part of me thinks I’m God almighty… If there’s such a thing as a genius, I am one. And if there isn’t, I don’t …

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Radio recording I’m A Loser (2.33)

John Lennon: Lead vocal, acoustic guitar, harmonica; Paul McCartney: Harmony vocal, bass guitar; George Harrison: Lead guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums;

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