The Beatles Song Of The Day: “You Really Got A Hold On Me”

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The Beatles Song of the Day is “You Really Got A Hold On Me.” The song appears on The Beatles second album “With The Beatles.” “You Really Got A Hold Of Me” was written by Motown superstar Smokey Robinson. Smokey Robinson and The Miracles had a hit with the song in 1962 it reached #8 on the Top 4o. The song was a part of The Beatles concert repertoire in late 1962 and 1963.  John Lennon: vocal and rhythm guitar/ Paul McCartney: harmony vocal and bass guitar/ George Harrison: vocal and lead guitar/ Ringo Starr: drums/ George Martin: piano. The song was recorded on July 18th and October 17th, 1963 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin.

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  • It was John Lennon’s decision to cover this song. They decided to cover this in…

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2 responses to “The Beatles Song Of The Day: “You Really Got A Hold On Me”

  1. While I generally prefer The Beatles’ classic rock & roll covers, their version of “You Really Got A Hold On Me” is a nice take that stays close to the great original by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles. If I recall it correctly, Robinson was very flattered that The Beatles covered one of his songs.

    • The boys were big fans of Smokey and Motown. George would write two Smokey tributes during his solo career to Mr. Robinson.

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