'Devil in her heart' on the album 'With the Beatles' (UK) was written by Richard Drapkin who recorded under the name of Ricky Dee. Drapkin did not release the song on record, but it was recorded by the Donays, who only recorded this one single which was released in August 1962 in the USA, and October in the UK. The song did not become a hit for the Donays.
'Baby its you' on the Beatles album 'Please Please Me' was first recorded by the Shirelles in 1960 and released in 1961. The song was written by Burt Bacharach, Mack David and Luther Dixon (credited as Barney Williams). The Beatles recorded the song on February 11th and 20th 1963.
The Beatles covered enough Chuck Berry numbers to make him a rich man. My favourite is probably "Memphis, Tennesse"
.... like the above "Some other Guy" this was a staple of the Merseybeat groups, and I could bet on hearing both songs at least once during a Cavern session. A friend had the "Beatles Live at the BBC" when it first released, and I was overjoyed to hear their live sound captured for ever. Hearing that great riff, and John's voice was very special....
From 'Please Please Me' the original 'Chains' by the Everly Brothers was not released, but in 1962 Little Eva's backing singers the Cookies released it. The song was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.