On this day in music history: September 16, 19…

On this day in music history: September 16, 1963 – “She Loves You” by The Beatles is released in the US. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, it is the band’s third single to be released in the US. The single is issued on Philadelphia, PA based indie label Swan Records after both Capitol and Vee Jay Records pass on releasing it, in spite of it going straight to the top of the UK singles charts. At first the single receives only minimal exposure and bubbles under the charts. After the band breaks through with “I Want To Hold Your Hand a few months later, Swan reissues "She Loves You” in January of 1964 (with some copies packaged with a picture sleeve), and it re-enters the chart hitting number one on the Hot 100 on March 21, 1964. Just after the second release of “She Loves You”, Swan Records also releases “Sie Liebt Dich”, a re-recording of the song made specifically for the German language record market, at the request of EMI Records subsidiary Odeon Records. This version is recorded on January 29, 1964 at EMI Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris during the same recording session that produces a German language version of “I Want To Hold Your Hand” (“Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand”), and the basic track for “Can’t Buy Me Love”. Though unlike the other version of “Hand” which uses the instrumental track copied from the original four-track master, it is necessary to also re-cut the instrumental track for “She Loves You”/“Sie Liebt Dich” since the original two-track master tape of “She Loves You” recorded in July of 1963 was wiped after the mono mix was prepared. “Sie Liebt Dich” stalls at #97 on the Hot 100 on June 27, 1964.