So, let's all listen to "How Do You Do It?"-- the song that producer George Martin wanted to be the Beatles' first single. They didn't very much like the song, and protested that their own songs were better. Martin didn't really believe them even after they delivered "Love Me Do," which is, indeed, much better than "How Do You Do It?", which was written by some kind of professional songwriting team that I am too harried to look up at the moment. Anyway, Martin ended up giving this one to Gerry and the Pacemakers, who had a #1 with it, so Martin's instincts weren't completely off.
The Beatles' version, on Anthology 1, is played with plenty of skill and even more indifference. So let's listen to this one with the bemusement that it so richly deserves, and then let's rush on with our lives and hope there's a better song tomorrow.
"How Do You Do It?," released in the U.K. and the U.S. disc 1 track 23 of Anthology 1, November 21, 1995.I am indebted for all discography information to the tremendous Beatles-Discography.com.