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The Kinks — You Really Got Me
Album: Kinks
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Released: 1964
Length: 2:11
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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
Comments (38)add comment
Love Brian Eno's version of this song on "801 Live".
 twoplain2sea wrote:

                                              The Day I Lied To Myself

                    I got a baby, and her speciality was coming back from future
              So I quit strutting my stuff, and lying to her didn't even cross my mind.
                             Pretty much left to her to turn water into wine.
                          I still don't know where she gets all these goods.

 
My poetry appreciation levels have SLOWLY risen over the years, and I'm far from an aficionado to be sure; still, I find your apparently random musings rather amusing!  Long Live RP and (you too 2P2C)
 douglazeric526 wrote:
Great song!  Horrible sound.  Sounds like a poorly recorded cassette tape.  Maybe you can find a great live version of this song instead.
 
The original Pye single sounds better than this.  
 enkay wrote:

Ha ha ha ha....good one!

Oh wait, sorry. You meant that didn't you? 

 
{#Clap}
 douglazeric526 wrote:
Great song!  Horrible sound.  Sounds like a poorly recorded cassette tape.  Maybe you can find a great live version of this song instead.
 
they poked a hole in the speaker to get this garage grunge sound
 sirdroseph wrote:
Van Halen's cover is better. 

 
No Kinks = No Van Halen. These guys were the first band to do "heavy Metal" and every rock band post Kinks owes a debt of gratitude!
 idiot_wind wrote:
All right...it's Arcade Fire!

 
That is quite a fixation.
All right...it's Arcade Fire!
Great song!  Horrible sound.  Sounds like a poorly recorded cassette tape.  Maybe you can find a great live version of this song instead.
 sirdroseph wrote:
Van Halen's cover is better. 

 
Ha ha ha ha....good one!

Oh wait, sorry. You meant that didn't you? 
Close to iconic-solid 9
Pretty kick-ass for 1964 (or 2016, for that matter).
Classic....

                                              The Day I Lied To Myself

                    I got a baby, and her speciality was coming back from future
              So I quit strutting my stuff, and lying to her didn't even cross my mind.
                             Pretty much left to her to turn water into wine.
                          I still don't know where she gets all these goods.
 kcar wrote:
Amazing that this only showed up on RP about 18 months ago. A true classic even if the band sounds like they've had about 1 year's worth of music lessons and four weeks of practicing together. 
 
I don't think the band sounds like that at all in this tune.  Sure, it's got that "lo-fi" sound that most recordings had in 1964, which with many  of today's ears, sounds kind of "muddy or "garage-y".  As far as the musicianship, it's pretty tight, especially the rhythm section.
 sirdroseph wrote:
Van Halen's cover is better. 

 
You may be right, but Van Halen never performed it on The Ed Sullivan Show..
The impact of these riffs on rock and roll.......!  {#Guitarist}  {#Cheers}
It's the guitar hooks!!!!

So simple, so fun, so eternal!!!  
Van Halen's cover is better. 
She "gets" me.
Me likey like, very much!
{#Dance} 
{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajumprope}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananasplit}
{#Bananapiano}

Screams rock 'n' roll.  Embodies it.

Yeah.    


This and "My Generation" are two of a perfect pair. This made me a HUGE fan of 1/2 of the Kinks music and the same went for MG and The Who. (Both of those songs are tens for me)
 Dahlia_Gumbo wrote:
{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana}

 
I agree!
Early 60s at its finest. In two minutes or less. 
And not available on iTunes.
Now that's sucko barfo.
 
{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana}
 gypsyman wrote:
One of my first rock'n'roll memories.  {#Good-vibes}

 
My first rock concert... The Led Zeppelin tour was cancelled so we went to see Ray and the boys instead..We went back to see them again a few years later...
Amazing that this only showed up on RP about 18 months ago. A true classic even if the band sounds like they've had about 1 year's worth of music lessons and four weeks of practicing together. 

This classic song is soooo good for the ears...
 
Everyone at the Kinks Memorial Fan CLub loves this song.

Get up and dance!


Aw, Alright!.......... 
 hbs47 wrote:
Regarded by some to be the first heavy metal song, or at least the first with the accepted "power chord" format.
 
There is a definite rockin' element to it
Regarded by some to be the first heavy metal song, or at least the first with the accepted "power chord" format.
There must have been more than 2 comments about this song.
There is a lot of history here.

One of my first rock'n'roll memories.  {#Good-vibes}
 JIan wrote:
It would be terrific to hear a bit more of the old Kinks, such as their album Muswell Hillbillies. {#Angel}
 
 
You Damn Right!
It would be terrific to hear a bit more of the old Kinks, such as their album Muswell Hillbillies. {#Angel}