About The Song

  • Written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney
  • Released in 1965
  • Last complete song recorded for the album Rubber Soul

The song is a sweet and intimate ballad about a woman the narrator admires. It’s considered one of the more lyrically sophisticated songs on Rubber Soul, showcasing a shift in the band’s songwriting away from their earlier pop tunes.

There was a planned release of “Girl” as a single in 1977, but it was ultimately cancelled.