All I’ve Got to Do

“All I’ve Got to Do” is a song written by John Lennon[1][2] (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and performed by English rock group the Beatles on their second British album, With the Beatles.[3][4] In the United States, “All I’ve Got to Do” originally appeared on Meet the Beatles!.[3][5] According to Dennis Alstrand, this song is the first time in rock and roll or rock music where the bass player plays chords as a vital part of the song.[6]

In the UK, “All I’ve Got to Do” was released on With the Beatles which also includes the Beatles’ cover of “You Really Got a Hold on Me” by the Miracles,[3] the most direct connection between the album and Robinson’s music. In the US, Capitol Records pulled “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” off Meet the Beatles!, releasing it later on The Beatles’ Second Album.[3]

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