You've Really Got a Hold on Me

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About You've Really Got a Hold on Me

"You've Really Got a Hold on Me" is a song written by Smokey Robinson which became a 1962 Top 10 hit single for the Miracles on Motown's Tamla label. One of the Miracles' most covered tunes, this million-selling song received a 1998 Grammy Hall of Fame Award. It has also been selected as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. It was covered by English rock group the Beatles on their second album, With the Beatles. Many other musicians also recorded versions.  


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1963
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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 really got a hold on me.
You 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 really got a hold on me.

You 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.

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 can't Baby,
I love you and all I want you to do is just hold me, 
Hold me, hold me, hold me.
 
You really got a hold on me.
You really got a hold on me.
You really got a hold on me.
 
You really got a hold on me.
You really got a hold on me.

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The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. They became the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed act in the history of popular music. Their best-known lineup consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Rooted in skiffle and 1950s rock and roll, they later utilised several genres, ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic rock, often incorporating classical and other elements in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania", but as their songwriting grew in sophistication, they came to be perceived by many fans and cultural observers as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the era's sociocultural revolutions. more »

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Written by: William Robinson Jr.

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3 facts about this song

Smokey Robinson and The Miracles version
This song was written by Smokey Robinson initially for his group The Miracles in 1962. - It is considered as one of the representative songs that spearheaded the 'Motown sound.' - "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking one of The Miracles' most successful singles. - It was Robinson's plea to his wife Claudette to not leave him. The song exploring the theme of a love-hate relationship.
The Beatles version
The Beatles, English rock band, covered "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" for their second UK album, With the Beatles, in 1963. - Their cover shows the early influence of soul and Motown on the Beatles' sound. - This version features John Lennon and George Harrison sharing lead vocals. - It was also recorded by the Beatles for their American album Meet the Beatles! and featured in their TV performances.
Shared Facts & Influence
"You've Really Got a Hold on Me" has been recognized for its impact and influence on pop culture. It was recognized in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998. - This song has been covered by numerous other artists across various genres, which signifies its musical influence and timeless appeal. - It was also featured in the John Singleton film 'Boyz n the Hood'. - Rolling Stone magazine ranked it #120 on their list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. - In 2013, the song was inducted into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

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