Album: Dimension Dolls, Volume 1 (1962)
Charted: 50 17
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  • Chains, my baby's got me locked up in chains,
    And they ain't the kind that you can see.
    Whoa, it's chains of love got a hold on me. Yeah!

    Chains, well I can't break away from these chains,
    Can't run around 'cause I'm not free.
    Whoa, these chains of love won't let me be. Yeah!

    Now believe me when I tell you I think you're fine.
    I'd like to hold you, but, darling, I'm imprisoned by these
    Chains, my baby's got me locked up in chains,
    And they ain't the kind that you can see.
    Whoa, it's chains of love got a hold on me, Yeah!

    I wanna tell you pretty baby, your lips look sweet.
    I'd like to kiss them, But I can't break away from all these
    Chains, my baby's got me locked up in chains,
    And they ain't the kind that you can see.
    Whoa, it's chains of love got a hold on me, Yeah! Writer/s: Carole King, Gerry Goffin
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 14

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaReally like the Beatles version - it was the first one I heard.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 21st 1962 the Cookies performed "Chains" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    One month earlier on November 4th it entered Billboard's Hot top 100 chart at position #84; and on December 23rd it peaked at #17 (for 1 week) and spent 12 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on the very same day of their appearance on Bandstand they entered the Top 100 as back-up singers on Neil Sedaka's "Bad Girl"...
    Group member Earl-Jean charted with "I'm Into Somethin' Good"; and on August 2nd, 1964 it reached #38.
  • Don Hertel from Dover, NjJohn and Paul did indeed admire Goffin & King, one of them said they wanted to BE the next Goffin & King. They did record several other G/K recordings. "Keep Your Hands Off My Baby" and "Don't Ever Change" were both released. They also sang "I'm Into Something Good" on the Get Back sessions cover songs, though I can barely hear it and only for a few seconds. There are supposedly versions of "The Loco-Motion", "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", and "When My Little Girl Is Smiling" on LIVEx (unreleased)(1962-1963). George sang leads on "Sharing You" at the Cavern Club July 1962.
  • Don from NewmarketI believe the Cookies later became the Raelettes, Ray Charles' backing singers.
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScI've heard this version, but I'm more familiar with The Beatles' cover.
  • Phil from Borrego Springs, CaChains is a great cover. I also like their cover of Please Mr. Postman, by The Marvelletes
  • Lee from Clearwater, FlBarry, you are really reaching on that one.
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScThe harmonies on this one are great.
  • Ernie from KranjJohn and Paul truly admired the songwriting team of Goffin and King. I believe this is the only song they ever covered by them.
  • Fred from Glens Falls, NyExcellent choice for a cover.
  • Barry from New York, NcThis song was released on the same album as the song ANNA. If you put ANNA and CHAINS together, you get "ANNA IN CHAINS." I've always wondered if the band Alice In Chains actually got their name as a variation of these Beatles cover songs!!
  • Fazla from Newport, WalesI saw the cartoon version chains when i was about 6 years old, and that was my first introduction to beatles. I still love them...they are wonderful!!
  • SaraIf you listen closely, you can hear that the final "s" in "chains" often isn't heard -- Not sure if it's recording equipment or George himself, or a combination.
  • Alan from New Baltimore, MiOne of many "doo-wop" era songs that the Fabs recorded.
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