I wanted to invest an upcoming sad anniversary for myself and other Beatles fans with a bit of what made John Lennon and his "mates" special. This is one of my favorites of their early work.
Many of us have been at a similar awkward place the singer of this tune is talking about, but this hope and infectious spirit Lennon and McCartney wrote into their music still comes through in the vibrant cords and seemingly effortless lyrical style.
"I Don't Want to Spoil the Party" was written primarily by John Lennon and credited to Lennon/McCartney. It was released on the album "Beatles for Sale" in the United Kingdom in 1964. In the United States, Capitol released the song on the Beatles VI album and also as the B-side of the single "Eight Days a Week".
"The single peaked at number one in the United States; it was not released in the United Kingdom. "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party" charted as a B-side, reaching number thirty-nine on Billboard."