“You Really Got Me” Performed by The Kinks (1964)

July 4, 2008


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This was the first hit after a few failures for The Kinks and it has ultimately become their signature song. The Kinks are one of my favorite British bands and I wish that the Oldies stations would play more of a variety of their large musical catalog.

According to the site Song Facts:

Ray Davies wrote this with the intention of making it big crowd-pleaser for their live shows. He was trying to write something similar to “Louie Louie,” which was a big hit for The Kingsmen.

Ray Davies: “I made a conscious effort to make my voice sound pure and I sang the words as clearly as the music would allow.”

The Kinks’ next single was “All Day And All Of The Night,” which was basically a re-write of this, but was also a hit.

This fun tune charted #1 in the U.K. and #7 in the U.S.

You may read a thorough and detailed profile of  The Kinks at Keno’s Classic Rock n Roll We Site.

You Really Got Me – Composed by Ray Davies

Girl, you really got me goin’
You got me so I don’t know what I’m doin’
Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I can’t sleep at night

Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I don’t know what I’m doin’, now
Oh yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I can’t sleep at night

You really got me
You really got me
You really got me

See, don’t ever set me free
I always wanna be by your side
Girl, you really got me now
You got me so I can’t sleep at night

Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I don’t know what I’m doin’, now
Oh yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I can’t sleep at night

You really got me
You really got me
You really got me
Oh no…

See, don’t ever set me free
I always wanna be by your side
Girl, you really got me now
You got me so I can’t sleep at night

Yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I don’t know what I’m doin’, now
Oh yeah, you really got me now
You got me so I can’t sleep at night

You really got me
You really got me
You really got me

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