"I Want to Hold Your Hand" is a song by the English pop rock band The Beatles. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and recorded in October 1963, it was the first Beatles record to be made using four-track equipment. McCartney and Lennon did not have any particular inspiration for the song. Instead, they had received specific instructions from manager Brian Epstein to write a song with the American market in mind. According to the I Want To Hold Your Hand Songfacts, John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote this in Jane Asher's basement. Read more on Last.fm.