You Shook Me

Album: Led Zeppelin (1969)
  • You know you shook me
    You shook me all night long.
    You know you shook me, baby
    You shook me all night long.
    You shook me so hard baby
    Baby, baby, please come home.

    I have a bird that whistles
    And I have birds that sing.
    I have a bird that whistles
    And I have birds that sing.
    I have a baby, won't do nothing oh!
    Oh, oh, buy a diamond ring.

    You know you shook me, baby
    You shook me all night long.
    I know you really, really, did baby.
    I said you shook me, baby.
    You shook me all night long.
    You shook me so hard, baby.
    You shook me all night long Writer/s: J.B. LENOIR, WILLIE DIXON
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 27

  • Thomas from Roswell, NmLed Zeppelin's version is great, but I think that Muddy Waters version is better. Still a great song.
  • Hope from Watertown, NyZepplin introduced the world to the blues masters and I'm sure some artist's previously unknown became know due to them.
  • Micky from Los Angeles, CaTruly one of the best blues cover versions ever done! Their name alone commands respect.
  • Garrett from Pittsburgh, PaEd, listen, from my point of view, there isn't a "worst" led Zeppelin song because they have such a spread of music like blues, rock, metal sounding stuff, and even pop. they have something for everyone so plaese just listen and consider.
  • Nick from Brisbane, AustraliaActually Jimmy Page used the reverse echo technique in the song "Ten Little Indians" when he was in The Yardbirds.
  • Jason from Denver, CoThis is an absolutely great blues song to sit back with a glass of bourbon and snap your fingers to.
  • Peter Griffin from Quahog, RiThis was played live from 1968-1970.
  • Sheeberson from Wrightsville Beach, Ncive noticed how everybody is getting all upset over AC/DC "stealing" this song. But does it bother none of you that it was a MUDDY WATERS song first?
  • Peter Griffin from Quahog, RiYes, you can hear laughing during this song. Someone thought this was funny.
  • Dmytro from Kharkiv, EuropeHuh, Ed... As for me, this is the BEST example of the Plant vocal possibilities. That "call and response" between Plant and Page in the end of the song really drive me insane!
  • Ed from York, PaThis is the worst Zeppelin song ever.....
  • Walter from Antwerp, BelgiumMuddy Waters sang the first version in 1962 over an instrumenal track called 'Blue Guitar' by Earl Hooker (not Elmore James, Paul from Adelaide). This was released the previous year on the small Chicago label Age, but was bought by Chess reportedly at Muddy's own suggestion. Willie Dixon took all writing credit.
  • Christian from Penfeild Ny, Nydoes the fact that ACDC robbed this song and sold billions of copies with no credit to zeppelin bother anyone
  • Joe from Oakdale, MnACDC is good but I'm gonna have to say Zeppelin is always going to be better than them. They are just a lot more creative and complex. So ACDC has heavy chord verses and chorus but Zeppelin goes beyond just chords and makes things a lot more intersting.
  • Jerry from Eatontown, NjJimmy Page's You Shook Me Solo is a good one. And even though his solo albums really blow. You can get Outrider real cheap but there is a song called Prison Blues where Jimmy really shows his chops.
  • James from Toronto, CanadaAC/DC's "you shook me all night long" is much better than this zeppelin song, even if it was made first
  • Paul from Adelaide, AustraliaHi all,
    Have here an mp3 track by Elmore James - Blue Guitar. Same as Zepps You Shook Me note for note?

    Understandibly surprised to read in here it was in fact written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Muddy?...sheesh! LOL.
  • Elaine from Spokane, WaI noticed someone laughing in the background too, Colin. It happens at 1:46 into the song.
  • David from Swansea, IlJes, I believe the "moaning" you are referring to is Robert moaning in certain parts of his harmonica solo, in between blowing. It's kind of strange, but he moans/screams in 90 percent of their songs so it's almost expected.
  • Dave from Canberra, AustraliaIt's on I if you wanna get it! :)
  • Kika from Nyc, Nyi don't think this is one of the more catchy zeppelin tunes. it's good, but it's not as melodic or lyrical, i love the blues, but i feel zeppelin should build up more on thier blues. like heartbreaker, i like that blues. this was almost, too bluesy. although the more i read about zeppelin,t he less creative they seem, but they still make everything amazing, they're increidlby talented and i love them.
  • Stefanie Magura from Rock Hill, ScThis song has a great beat!
  • Taylor from Austin, TxGreat song. The ending is awesome.
  • Colin K from Sndy Creek, Ohif you listen real close, between vocals in the the second verse you can hear someone laughing in the background...little imperfections are a zep trademark (ala the airplane on black country woman)and just add to their legend as simply the greatest recording artists/performers ever!
  • Jes from Canal Fulton, OhWhats with Roberts weird moaning during the song almost like he hit a button while he was drunk or something? HA HA
  • Pants from Calgary, CanadaPage used backwards echo while still in the Yardbirds.Notably on the track "Ten LIttle Indians".
  • Adrian from Wilmington, DeThis is one of the few Zeppelin songs that takes time to showcase the musical talents of all four musicians. Awesome track.
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