Anna (Go to Him)

One of The Beatles' first recorded unrequited-love song (on Please Please Me), and it still packs a punch. John Lennon's straight-from-the-throat delivery (it probably didn't hurt that he had a cold while recording this album, giving some nasality to his vocals), backed by the withering guitar line, gets the job done. Only one question: Why is the song subtitled "Go To Him," yet John consistently sings "go with him"? Another of his subtle defiances, perhaps?

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