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"All My Loving" was the Beatles' opening number on their debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show on 9 February 1964.
Though it was not released as a single in the United Kingdom or the United States, it drew considerable radio airplay, prompting EMI to issue it as the title track of an EP. The song was released as a single in Canada, where it became a number 1 hit. The Canadian single was imported into the US in enough quantities to peak at number 45 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in April 1964. Paul is quoted as saying "It was the first song [where] I'd ever written the words first. I never wrote words first, it was always some kind of accompaniment. I've hardly ever done it since either." Because stereo phonographs were rare in the '60s, creating mono mixes was the priority. Stereo mixes were usually made very quickly and at the last minute. This being the case, the stereo mix of “All My Loving” was made inadvertently leaving in an introductory hi-hat count-in to the song. Most countries knew to omit this introduction when preparing their album, but in a few cases, such as the German version of their second album "With The Beatles," they left it in. This rare version of "All My Loving" was also included on the 1965 compilation album "Beatles' Greatest" in Germany and The Netherlands, in the UK 1980 "The Beatles Box," as well as various bootleg releases through the years. On stage, when Paul counted in the song, he could be heard counting for two bars, “One, two, three, four, five!”, leaving the 6th beat silent and `Close your´ was the 7th and 8th beats. In later years, Paul counts in slower, only one, two, three.