“Tip of My Tongue” is a single by Tommy Quickly backed by The Remo Four. Written by Paul McCartney and attributed to the songwriting partnership of Lennonâ€“McCartney, it was one of their relatively few songs that were never officially released by the Beatles. Several takes of this song were apparently recorded on 26 November 1962 at EMI Studios, although George Martin was dissatisfied with the results. This session has yet to emerge on any of the Beatles bootlegs.
Surprisingly, although Quickly’s version was released in the UK as Beatlemania was taking off, the single was a flop and proved merely the first of a series of career disappointments for the singer. “Tip of My Tongue” remains one of only two original A-sides written by Lennonâ€“McCartney not to have at least made the UK charts upon its initial release; the other was Peter and Gordon’s “I Don’t Want to See You Again”, which did at least chart in the US, peaking at #16.