What Goes On is a song by The Beatles, featured as the eighth track on their sixth UK album Rubber Soul. The song was later released as the tenth track on the American-only album Yesterday and Today. It is the only song credited to Lennon/McCartney/Starkey. Richie Unterberger, in Allmusic, says the song is an enjoyable, but lightweight, country & western-flavored entry in the Beatles catalog. Unterberger praises George Harrison's guitar work, which "again marks him as the finest disciple of Carl Perkins," and the guitar work is indeed similar to "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby", a Perkins cover version the Beatles released on Beatles for Sale.
Credits[edit | edit source]
- Ringo Starr – Lead Vocals, Drums
- John Lennon – Rhythm Guitar (1961 Fender Stratocaster), Harmony Vocals
- Paul McCartney – Bass Guitar (1964 Rickenbacker 4001S), Harmony Vocals
- George Harrison - Lead Guitar (1963 Grestch Tennessean)