I've Got You Under My Skin

Album: Songs for Swingin' Lovers (1956)
  • I've got you under my skin
    I have got you, deep in the heart of me
    So deep in my heart that you're really a part of me
    I've got you under my skin

    I'd tried so, not to give in
    I said to myself this affair it never will go so well
    But why should I try to resist when baby I know so well
    I've got you under my skin

    I'd sacrifice anything come what might
    For the sake of having you near
    In spite of a warning voice that comes in the night
    And repeats, repeats in my ear

    Don't you know, little fool
    You never can win
    Use your mentality
    Wake up to reality
    But each time I do just the thought of you
    Makes me stop before I begin
    'Cause I've got you under my skin

    I would sacrifice anything come what might
    For the sake of having you near
    In spite of a warning voice that comes in the night
    And repeats how it yells in my ear

    Don't you know, little fool
    You never can win
    Why not use your mentality
    Step up, wake up to reality
    But each time I do just the thought of you
    Makes me stop just before I begin
    Because I've got you under my skin
    Yes, I've got you under my skin Writer/s: Cole Porter
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 9, 1966, the Four Seasons performed "Dawn (Go Away)" and "Let's Hang On" on the Dick Clark produced ABC-TV weekday-afternoon program 'Where The Action Is'...
    At the time their covered version of "I've Got You Under My Skin" was at #41 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, five weeks later it would peak at #9 {for 1 week} and it spent 10 weeks on the Top 100...
    Between 1962 and 1977 the Jersey quartet had forty* songs make the Top 100; sixteen made the Top 10 with five reaching #1, "Sherry" for 5 weeks in 1962, "Big Girls Don't Cry" for 5 weeks in 1962, "Walk Like A Man" for 3 weeks in 1963 , "Rag Doll" for 2 weeks in 1964, and "December, 1963 (Oh! What A Night)" for 3 weeks in 1976...
    Bass singer/bass guitarist Nick Massi, born Nicholas Macioci, passed away on December 24th, 2000 at the age of 65...
    May he R.I.P.
    * In 1994 a remixed dance version of "December 1963" was released, and it peaked at #14 on the Top 100.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 12th 1960, Louis Prima and Keely Smith performed “I've Got You Under My Skin" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    Just over a year earlier on February 23rd, 1959 their covered version of the song entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #95 and that was also its peak position on the chart, the following week it was at #97 and that was its last week on the Top 100...
    The duo had two other Top 100 records; "That Old Black Magic" {#18 in 1958} and "Bei Mir Bist Du Schon" {#69 in 1959}...
    R.I.P. Louis Prima {1910 - 1978} and Ms. Smith, born Dorothy Jacqueline, celebrated her 87th birthday three months ago on March 9th {2015}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 12th 1956, Frank Sinatra recorded "I've Got You Under My Skin" at the KHJ Studios in Hollywood, California...
    It was track nine from his tenth studio album, 'Songs for Swingin' Lovers!', and the album peaked at #2 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart {the week it was at #2, the #1 album was Elvis' debut album, 'Elvis Presley'}...
    None of the tracks from the album were released as singles, but he did have seven songs make the Top 100 in 1956, with "Hey! Jealous Lover" being his biggest hit that year, it peaked at #3.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 2nd 1966, the Four Seasons performed "I've Got You Under My Skin" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    At the time the song was at #10 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; the following week it peaked at #9 {for 1 week} and spent 10 weeks on the Top 100...
    The Jersey quartet had two other records that peaked at #9 on the Top 100; "Working My Way Back to You" in 1966 and "C'mon Marianne" in 1967...
    In 1959 Louis Prima & Keely Smith covered the song; their version stayed on the Top 100 for 2 weeks, peaking at #95.
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