You've Really Got A Hold On Me

Album: The Fabulous Miracles (1962)
Charted: 8
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  • I don't like you, but I love you,
    Seems that I'm always thinking of you.
    Oh, oh, oh, you treat me badly,
    I love you madly, you really got a hold on me.
    You really got a hold on me, baby,
    I don't want you, but I need you,
    Don't want to kiss you, but I need you.
    Oh, oh, oh, you do me wrong now,
    My love is strong now you really got a hold on me.

    You really got a hold on me, baby,
    I love you and all I want you to do is just hold me,
    Hold me, hold me, hold me.

    I want to leave you, don't want to stay here
    Don't want to spend another day here.
    Oh, oh, oh, I want to split now, I can't Baby,
    I love you and all I want you to do is just hold me,
    Hold me, hold me, hold me.

    You really got a hold on me.
    You really got a hold on me.
    You really got a hold on me.

    You really got a hold on me.
    You really got a hold on me.Writer/s: William Robinson Jr.
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 13

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyExactly thirty-five years ago today in 1984 {March 25th} Mickey Gilley's covered version of "You Really Got a Hold On Me" reached #2 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart, the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "Let's Stop Talkin' About It" by Janie Fricke...
    Between 1968 and 1989 the Mississippi native had forty six records on the Hot Country Singles chart, thirty four* made the Top 10 with seventeen reaching #1 {in a period of nineteen months from July of 1980 to February 1982 he had six consecutive #1 records}...
    Five of his charted records were duets; three with Charly McClain and one each with Ray Charles and Playboy's Barbi Benton...
    Mickey Leroy Gilley celebrated his 83rd birthday earlier this month on March 9th, 2019...
    * He just missed having at 35th Top 10 record when his "Bouquet of Roses" peaked at #11 in 1975...
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaFirst heard the Beatles version of this song. and Smokey is right, you can like someone or something with out loving it or them(maybe that changes later on, or maybe not).
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 11, 1972, Gayle McCormick performed "You Really Got A Hold On Me" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    Two months earlier on January 16th the song entered Billboard's Top 100 chart for a one week stay at position #98...
    Exactly nine years earlier on March 11th, 1963 the Miracles had "You've" in their original version of "You've Really Got A Hold On Me", and at the time it was at #20 on the Top 100, five weeks earlier it had peaked at #8 {for 2 weeks} and it stayed on the chart for sixteen weeks...
    Two other covered versions have made the Billboard charts, in 1979 Eddie Money took his version to #72 on the Top 100 chart, and five years later in 1984 Mickey Gilley covered it, his version reached #2 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart, the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "Let's Stop Talkin' About It" by Janie Fricke.
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaThe Beatles version was the one I first heard. Still like their version of Money better than the original. And I can so identify with the lyrics about not liking something about someone even if you love them. this song sort of says it all about what music does to me.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn November 4th 1964, the Miracles performed "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" on the ABC-TV program 'Shindig!'...
    Two years earlier on December 2nd, 1962 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #87; and 9 weeks later on February 3rd, 1963 it peaked at #8 {for 2 weeks} and spent 16 weeks on the Top 100...
    And week after it peaked at #8 on the Top 100 chart it reached #1 {for 1 week} on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    In 1984 Mickey Gilley covered the song; and on April 8th of that year it reached #1 {for 1 week} on the Canadian RPM Country Singles chart ...
    Between 1960 and 1976 the Miracles had forty-six hits make the R&B Singles chart; twenty-six made the Top 10 with four reaching #1, their other three #1 records were "Shop Around" in 1960, "I Second That Emotion" in 1967, and "The Tears of a Clown" in 1970...
    They just missed having five #1s when "The Tracks of My Tears" and "Going to A Go-Go", both in 1965, peaked at #2...
    Eighteen of the forty-six hits were under the name 'Smokey Robinson and the Miracles'...
    R.I.P. Jimmy O'Neill {Shindig's host} 1940 - 2013.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 28th 1962, Mary Wells performed "Two Lovers" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    One month earlier on November 25th it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on January 13th, 1963 it peaked at #7 (for 2 weeks) and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100 (with 4 of the weeks in the Top 10)...
    And the week it peaked at #7 on the Top 100 it reached #1 (for 4 weeks) on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    It was composed by Smokey Robinson; and the song that knocked it out of the #1 spot on the R&B chart was also composed by him ("You've Really Got A Hold On Me" by The Miracles)...
    Plus it was her 3rd straight Top 10 record; and those two were also composed by Mr. Robinson; "The One Who Really Loves You (#8) and "You Beat Me To The Punch" (#9)...
    R.I.P. Ms. Wells (1943 - 1992) and Mr. Robinson, born William Robinson, Jr., will celebrate his 74th birthday in two months on February 19th.
  • Ivy from Springfield, NeMy A Capella class is doing this. I think we're better.
  • Joshua from Twin Cities, MnAn unusual rendition of this song, downbeat with an almost spooky quality to it, was done by Mike & the Mechanics on their 1995 album Beggar On A Beach Of Gold. Paul Carrack and the late Paul Young (not to be confused with the Paul Young who sang "Everytime You Go Away") sing co-lead simultaneously, which was unusual for this group (Carrack and Young usually took turns as the sole lead singer).
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScHey the original and the Beatles cover are both great.
  • Dani from Boston, MaOh I love this song soooo much! I've actually never heard it by the Miracles, only by either the Beatles, Eddie Money, or the Zombies.
  • Musicfan from New York, NyThe BEATLES version? The ZOMBIES?? Hey, I like those groups too, but have a little reverence, please.

    Children today. Sheesh. :-)
  • J-raff from Boston, MaThe Zombies have also recorded a pretty good cover of this song. The Beatles probably did it best though.
  • Katie from Gasoline Alley, AustraliaI adore The Beatles cover of this song
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