You Really Got Me

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About You Really Got Me

"You Really Got Me" is a song written by Ray Davies for English rock band the Kinks. The song, originally performed in a more blues-oriented style, was inspired by artists such as Lead Belly and Big Bill Broonzy. Two versions of the song were recorded, with the second performance being used for the final single. Although it was rumoured that future Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page had performed the song's guitar solo, the myth has since been proven false. "You Really Got Me" was built around power chords (perfect fifths and octaves) and heavily influenced later rock musicians, particularly in the genres of heavy metal and punk rock. Built around a guitar riff played by Dave Davies, the song's lyrics were described by Dave as "a love song for street kids.""You Really Got Me" was released on 4 August 1964 as the group's third single, and reached number one on the UK singles chart the next month, remaining for two weeks. The song became the group's breakthrough hit; it established them as one of the top British Invasion acts in the United States, reaching number seven there later in the year. "You Really Got Me" was later included on the Kinks' debut album, Kinks. American rock band Van Halen adapted the song for their 1978 self-titled debut album; it was released as their first single and peaked at 36 on the Billboard Hot 100. 


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Girl, you really got me now
You got me, so, I don't know what I'm doin'
Girl, you really got me now
You got me, so, I can't sleep at night

Girl, you really got me now
You got me, so, I don't know where I'm goin', yeah
Oh yeah, you really got me now
You got me, so, I can't sleep at night

(You really got me) oh
(You really got me) whoa, oh
(You really got me)

Please, don't ever let me be
I only wanna be by your side
Please, don't ever let me be
I only wanna be by your side

Girl, you really got me now
You got me, so, I don't know what I'm doin', yeah
Oh yeah, you really got me now
Got me, so, I can't sleep at night

(You really got me) ah, ah
(You really got me) ah, ah
(You really got me)
Oh, no, no, ah

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Girl, you really got me now
You got me, so, I don't know what I'm doin', awh
Girl, you really got me now
You got me, so, I can't sleep at night

Girl, you really got me now
You got me, so, I don't know where I'm goin', yeah
Oh yeah, you really got me now
Got me, so, I can't sleep at night

(You really got me)
(You really got me) oh
(You really got me) 
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Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. Its 1978 debut album, Van Halen—featuring guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony—is widely considered to be among the most "original" and "revolutionary" albums to "change rock and roll." more »

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