Do You Want to Know a Secret

Do You Want to Know a Secret
Marianne McCloskey wanted to lend a pop element to her interpretation of this early Beatles’ classic: “Whenever I would hear the song, I always pictured lips right up against someone’s ear, you know, primary school style…a little bit gossipy but still quite exciting to a young heart."

“Do You Want to Know a Secret" is track four, side two of the band’s first British-release album, "Please Please Me.” Although the song was written by Lennon-McCartney, George Harrison takes lead vocal here and it was one of the earliest efforts to give him some exposure as a singer.

In fact, in the United States, it was the first top ten song to feature Harrison as a lead singer, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard chart in 1964. It was the most successful Beatles song on which Harrison sang lead vocal until “Something” peaked at #1 as part of a double-sided number one hit with “Come Together” in 1969.