Song: "You've Really Got a Hold on Me"
Writer: Smokey Robinson
Original Release: November 9, 1962
Band: The Miracles
"You've Really Got a Hold on Me" is yet another timeless classic that started life as the B-side of a single. The A-side was "Happy Landing." No, I'd never heard of it either. I knew the Beatles cover first as it was the third track on their Second Album, one of the records in my parents' cabinet. Robinson's inspiration came from Sam Cooke's "Bring It on Home to Me." The Miracles' version peaked at #8 on the pop charts.
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