Beatles ( The ) - Can't buy me love

First performance: 26/06/1999


Coverinfo

Nils played a snippet of the song during  "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out"
 
1999-06-26 - PARKEN STADIUM, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
 
"Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" includes "It's All Right", "Move On Up", "Fire", "Red Headed Woman", and "Rumble Doll", plus Steve playing "Sunshine Of Your Love", Nils playing "Can't Buy Me Love", and Danny playing "Green Onions" for their solos.
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Can't Buy Me Love" is a song composed by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and released by the Beatles on the A-side of their sixth British single, with "You Can't Do That" as the B-side, in March 1964. The song was then released on the group's third UK album A Hard Day's Night. In September 2015, the Beatles donated the use of their recording of the song to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for a television commercial.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • The title of the Men Without Hats song "Kenbarbielove" is derived from that of the Beatles song. When the band's drummer Michel Langevin was six years old, he didn't speak English, so he misheard the title of "Can't Buy Me Love" as "Ken Barbie Love".
  • Human Nature 

Bruce on the artist

 
"The Beatles were cool. They were classical, formal, and created the idea of an independent unit where everything could come out of your garage. The "Meet the Beatles" album cover, those four head shots. I remember, I seen 'em at J. J. Newberry's. It was the first thing I saw when you ran down to the five–and–ten cent store. There were no record stores. There weren't enough records, I don't think, in those days. There was a little set by the toys where they sold a few albums. And I remember running in and seeing that album cover with those four headshots. It was like the silent gods of Olympus. Your future was just sort of staring you in the face. I remember thinking, "That's too cool. I'm never gonna get there, man, never." And then in some fanzine I came across a picture of the Beatles in Hamburg. And they had on the leather jackets and the slick–backed pompadours, they had acned faces. I said, hey, "Wait a minute, those are the guys I grew up with, only they were Liverpool wharf rats." So minus their Nehru jackets and the haircuts – so these guys, they're kids. They're a lot cooler than me, but they're still kids. There must be a way to get there from here.  "
 
 

Lyrics

Can't buy me love, love
Can't buy me love
I'll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it makes you feel alright
I'll get you anything my friend if it makes you feel alright
Cos I don't care too much for money, and money can't buy me love
I'll give you all I got to give if you say you'll love me too
I may not have a lot to give but what I got I'll give to you
I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love
Can't buy me love, everybody tells me so
Can't buy me love, no no no, no
Say you don't need no diamond ring and I'll be satisfied
Tell me that you want the kind of thing that money just can't buy
I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love
Owww
Can't buy me love, everybody tells me so
Can't buy me love, no no no, no
Say you don't need no diamond ring and I'll be satisfied
Tell me that you want the kind of thing that money just can't buy
I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love
Can't buy me love, love
Can't buy me love