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Please Please Me / Ask Me Why
First released: 1963, January 11
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Did Please Please Me reach number one? The answer depends on your choice of chart. There was no one accepted record industry 'his parade' then, as there is now. Rather, each pop music newspaper compiled its own. In Melody Maker , New Musical Express and Disc Please Please Me did make the top. But it reached only number two in the Record Retailer listing, also used by New Record Mirror .
- Mark Lewishon "The Beatles Recording Sessions"