The more relaxed style of ‘From Me To You’ was often overlooked in the wake of the group’s astonishing career as a mere link in the chain between the energetic ‘Please Please Me’ and the proto-punk thumping of ‘She Loves You’. Sandwiched in between these two rockers, ‘From Me To You’ often suffered the fate of being seen as a tame 'filler'. However, over the last decade or two this bluesy track, with its complex arrangement and infectious melody has regained ground in its consideration among Beatles critics such as Ian McDonald (Revolution In The Head, p.80).
The release of ‘From Me To You’ initiated a critical mass with fans and the public alike, which paved the way for the full-blown explosion of Beatlemania several months later. ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘Please Please Me’ had merely offered a taste of what was to come, but this cleverly packaged two minutes of pop with its bluesy appeal, catchy harmonica, arresting vocals, and the immediacy of its falsetto climaxes, created an instantaneous Beatles sound even before the 'Yeah Yeah Yeahs' of its 7" successor.
The Beatles were conquering Britain, and soon the world with their fresh and often outrageously original material. But they owed a debt of gratitude to Martin and his team of talented technical staff at Parlophone.
The group themselves were in no doubt as to the role ‘From Me To You’ played in achieving their success; McCartney recalled that he realised the group had made it when he heard a milkman whistling the melody of the song outside his bedroom window.