All I've Got to Do (2:00)

Cover of Please Please Me

From Please Please Me and 18 other releases

“All I’ve Got to Do” is a song written by John Lennon. Lennon said he was “trying to do Smokey Robinson again”. Lennon said that it was written specifically for the American market; the idea of calling a girl on the telephone was unthinkable to a British youth in the early 1960s. For instance, Lennon said in an interview regarding “No Reply”: “I had the image of walking down the street and seeing her silhouetted in the window and not answering the ‘phone, although I have never called a girl on the ‘phone in my life! Because ‘phones weren’t part of the English child’s life.

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  • theironictea

    I love the drumming in this song. Absolutely superb job by Ringo.

    8 Apr 6:05pm Reply
  • Sarinijha

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • GhostHaunted

    John's voice is too sweet here.

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Good song

    1 Apr 2014 Reply
  • EzraTurner

    John's voice in this song..

    25 Jan 2014 Reply
  • BrenMorrissey

    His Voice <3

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • EbbaOzolins

    I'm sorry but John's voice in this song is too much perfection. [2]

    10 Jul 2013 Reply
  • treradical

    john's vocals *_*

    26 Jun 2013 Reply
  • lauramhr

    Perfect song! <3 I can't

    26 Sep 2012 Reply
  • juli093

    I'm sorry but John's voice in this song is too much perfection. So beautiful.

    23 Jun 2012 Reply
  • nybbon

    How can no one have mentioned the sweetest opening chord ever?!

    9 Jan 2012 Reply
  • SmilezxD

    i love this song,its so beautiful esp the humming at the end

    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • farfisa66

    This song is a real gem, probably my favorite on the whole album along with "Please Mr. Postman" and "You Really Got A Hold On Me". I love John's voice, especially in his early Soul influenced songs where you can feel his great admiration for artists like Smokey Robinson. Lennon wrote this song for the American market, since the idea of calling a girl on the telephone was unthinkable to a British youth in the early 60s.

    30 Aug 2011 Reply
  • reckfleck

    I freakin love this song!

    25 Jul 2011 Reply
  • paul30802

    Love this song! By the way guys if any of u want a free iphone 4 check out this site FREEIPHONE4-METROLYRICS.INFO Actually works! Just got mine the other day haha

    31 May 2011 Reply
  • khareen17

    the lennon vocaaaaallll

    11 May 2011 Reply
  • englandismiine

    this song invented the word SEXY

    3 Mar 2011 Reply
  • PLMRO

    My favorite. [2]

    23 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Ahleeks

    s'all about the humming.

    10 Nov 2010 Reply
  • platinum-blonde

    pretty sexy.

    4 Nov 2010 Reply
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