Two of Us (3:33)

Cover of Let It Be

From Let It Be and 37 other releases

“Two of Us” is a 1970 song by The Beatles, written by Paul McCartney, although, in his 1980 Playboy interview, John Lennon apparently claimed to have written it. It is credited to Lennon/McCartney. Lennon and McCartney sang the song as a duet. It was written for Linda Eastman, McCartney’s soon to be wife, though it sounds at times as if it is addressing Lennon, whose relationship with McCartney was tense at that time.

“Two of Us” was originally released on Let It Be and was later released on Anthology 3 and Let It Be… Naked. Its title was used for the VH1 film Two of Us about a fictional reunion between McCartney and Lennon.

“Two of Us” was originally a hard, guitar-driven rocker. In the Let It Be film, McCartney and Lennon sing the song “rocker” style into the same mike. McCartney had never been satisfied with this style, which he described as “chunky.” And so on 24 January, he and the band reworked it. Lennon had ideas about how the song might sound if Stevie Wonder performed it, and just before revisiting the song, the band had run through the Everly Brothers hit “Cathy’s Clown”. With these influences and a move from electric guitar to acoustic, the song transformed into the gentler, stripped-down version that fans know today. The Beatles performed a finished version of the song live at Apple Studios on 31 January 1969; this performance was included in both the Let it Be film and album.

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  • theironictea

    Beautiful.

    9 Apr 3:46pm Reply
  • Harry_DINDiVo

    I love it!

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • peepingtom72

    this is a great song and features in one of my favourite films restless (2011) directed by gus van sant :)

    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Adele__H

    Two of us wearing raincoats standing solo in the sun

    12 May 2013 Reply
  • countryrebel51

    Yes! oldiesfanjohn it is an original Beatles song! Where is your head? Still trippin on LSD on Lake shore drive?

    8 May 2013 Reply
  • tresfoufou

    TWO OF US wearing raincoats.

    20 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Roy1968Wood

    I think when many of us heard this for the first time that we had a false glimmer of hope that The Beatles were Not breaking up. Then we found out that Let It Be was recorded in 1968 before Abbey Road. The hope was dashed but All things Must Pass. The best songs on Let It Be were by George Harrison but this one is pretty good too.

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • bsrvolkatina

    I get goose bumps at the moment Paul sings '' You and I have memories Longer than the road that stretches out ahead''. [2]

    30 Jan 2013 Reply
  • sharv11

    Loved listening to those lesser known Beatles songs with my Vinny! Miss you so much! <3 Mom

    30 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Junior_Lins

    the best song of Let it Be.

    15 Sep 2012 Reply
  • AlexMontana92

    The best song of The Beatles <3

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Tatazildo

    the Black Album's version in F# is amazing

    28 May 2012 Reply
  • suswan

    "Take it Phil"

    11 Mar 2012 Reply
  • mfara

    On these stupid video take downs: Only Sony-ATV has a legitimate copyright claim on any of The Beatles material on YouTube. For more information look up Northern Songs on Wikipedia. If some company like "EMI" decides to takedown a Beatles video, you should contest it. The Beatles bought back all their publishing rights from Parlophone/EMI but lost them as explained in Wikipedia. 90% of all claims on YouTube are false cc claims.

    18 Feb 2012 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    My daze<3<3<3 of Beatles past!

    29 Jan 2012 Reply
  • xtwntraphq

    Raw and delicious !

    10 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Hulum

    <3.

    24 Dec 2011 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    wtf..an actual original Beatle song?LOL..lastfm makes me feel like Tiny Tim, at Xmas time``God bless us all,each and everyone.!

    22 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    "Naked" version sounds AMAZING! [2]

    11 Dec 2011 Reply
  • justasaukerl

    we're on our way home...

    26 Nov 2011 Reply
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