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The Beatles Albums- You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me

 

Song Lyrics:

You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me

I don’t like you
But I love you
Seems that I’m always
Thinking of you
Oh, oh, oh
You treat me badly
I love you madly
You’ve really got a hold on me
You’ve really got a hold on me, baby

I don’t want you
But I need you
Don’t want to kiss you
But I need you
Oh, oh, oh
You do me wrong now
My love is strong now
You’ve really got a hold on me
You’ve really got a hold on me, baby

I love you and all I want you to do
Is just hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me
Tied up
Tied up

I want to leave you
Don’t want to stay here
Don’t want to spend
Another day here
Oh, oh, oh, I want to split now
I just can quit now
You’ve really got a hold on me
You’ve really got a hold on me, baby

I love you and all I want you to do
Is just hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me

You’ve really got a hold on me
You’ve really got a hold on me

Song History and Facts

One of many amazing attributes that The Beatles possessed was their ability to interpret a song that they had a passion for with exuberance and flair in order to create a distinctively unique cover version.  Their second British album “With The Beatles” contains six such examples.  Arguably, this album encompasses the groups’ peak at these interpretations.  You can tell from listening to these tracks, even decades later, that they thoroughly enjoyed recording them, possibly even more than the original songs they recorded for this album.

Of all the cover songs The Beatles recorded for this album, “You Really Got A Hold On Me” held a special place in their hearts.  It was recently recorded by its’ writer William “Smokey” Robinsonand his group The Miracles and first hit the charts only earlier that year, debuting on the Billboard singles chart on January 12, 1963.  Yet just over six months later, The Beatles chose to translate the song themselves.  In fact, this was the first song they chose to record for the album. beatlesebooks

More:

  1. “You Really Got A Hold On Me” was originally titled “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me” on the original Miracles version released in November 1962 in America.
  2. The Beatles version has John Lennon on lead vocal with Paul McCartney and George Harrison on close harmony lead. Producer George Martin plays piano on the official With The Beatles version, but no piano is present on the BBC versions of this song.
  3. Besides “You Really Got A Hold On Me,” the other 2 recordings made on July 16th, 1963, that remain unreleased officially are “She Loves You” and it’s b-side “I’ll Get You.”   thebeatlesrarity.com/

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