What's the consensus on who wrote "Love Me Do"?
Based on what I've read in the past, I believed it was written by John. Going by the general rule of "whoever sang it, wrote it," John said the only reason he didn't sing it was because he couldn't sing and play harmonica simultaneously. Yes, I know he could have overdubbed the harmonica on the record, but he wouldn't be able to do both on stage. So he turned the lead vocal over to Paul.
However, I recently read that Paul wrote the verses and John contributed the middle eight.
Anyone have the definitive answer?