Love of the Loved

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"Love of the Loved"
Single by Cilla Black
B-side "Shy of Love" (Willis)
Released September 27, 1963 (1963-09-27)
Format 7" single
Genre Pop music
Length 2:02
Label Parlophone R 5065
Writer(s) Lennon–McCartney
Cilla Black singles chronology
"Love of the Loved"
"Anyone Who Had a Heart"

"Love of the Loved" is a song written mainly by Paul McCartney, credited to Lennon–McCartney. It is one of his earliest compositions and featured in the Beatles live act in their early days. The group recorded the song at their 1962 audition for Decca Records, but never issued it on any of their official releases. Instead, Cilla Black recorded it for her debut single, which was produced by George Martin. It was not a big hit for her, reaching #35 on the UK Singles Chart.

The Beatles audition version was left off Anthology 1, even though the other Lennon–McCartney originals from the same session, "Hello Little Girl" and "Like Dreamers Do", were included.

Recordings of "Love of the Loved" as the Beatles may have performed it are available on the 1989 album by Bas Muys entitled Secret Songs: Lennon & McCartney[1][2] and on the 1998 release It's Four You by the Australian tribute band The Beatnix.[3][4]

The original Decca audition version, along with 10 other tracks from the 1962 Decca session, is now available on the CD I Saw Her Standing There.[5]


  1. ^ "Bas Muys, Lennon & McCartney Secret Songs (Vinyl)". 2006-12-18. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Bas Muys - Lennon & McCartney Secret Songs (Vinyl)". Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  3. ^ "It's Four You". 1998-08-21. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  4. ^ "It's Four You". Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
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