The very first Lennon McCartney composition on the American Top 40 charts was FROM ME TO YOU by Del Shannon! Check it out below...EXACTLY like the Beatles version but did nothing on the charts once it made it there in 1963.
And while we're on the subject...before Chubby Checker made The Twist the most successful record of the sixties and the only record IN HISTORY to be #1 in exactly the same version TWICE in different years...the original was released by still another Sunday Night Cruise group. Sounded exactly like the Chubby Checker version but did nada! Who recorded it?