(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care

Written by Jerry LeiberMike Stoller

Album This song officially appears on the The Beatles (50th anniversary boxset) Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2018
Timeline This song has been recorded in 1968

Master album


Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions



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Song facts

(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care” is a song written by Leiber and Stoller, recorded by Elvis Presley in the 1957 film “Jailhouse Rock“. In 1958, it was also recorded by Buddy Holly.

On September 9, 1968, The Beatles played a version of “(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care” before recording “Helter Skelter“. This version was released on “The Beatles” 2018 re-release.

Before the first take of the remake of “Helter Skelter”, The Beatles warmed up with this Jerry Leiber – Mike Stoller song. It was first recorded in 1957 by Elvis Presley for this third movie Jailhouse Rock. Another of the group’s rock ‘n’ roll heroes, Buddy Holly, covered the song for his eponymous solo album released the following year.

From “The Beatles” Super Deluxe edition book (2018)

The Beatles also performed “(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care” on day four of the Get Back/Let It Be sessions on January 7, 1969.

Last updated on September 11, 2021

Lyrics

Well you don’t know any dance steps that are new
And no one else could love ya like you do, do, do, do, do

You don’t like crazy music
You don’t like rocking bands
You just wanna go to a movie show
And sit there holding hands
You’re so square
Baby I don’t care

Baby, I don’t care
Yeah I don’t care
Hey I don’t care, yeah

Officially appears on


The Beatles (50th anniversary boxset)

Official album • Released in 2018

0:42 • OuttakeA • Studio jam

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Bass guitar
George Harrison :
Electric guitar
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer, Producer
Chris Thomas :
Producer
Ken Scott :
Engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 09, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Bootlegs


A/B Road Complete Get Back Sessions - Jan 7th, 1969 - 3 & 4

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

0:47 • Rehearsal • Jan.07 - D3-20 - (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care 7.82

Performed by :
John LennonGeorge Harrison

Session Recording:
Jan 07, 1969
Studio :
Twickenham Film Studios, London, UK

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.

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