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Saturday video break: You Really Got A Hold On Me

Song #66 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “You Really Got A Hold On Me”, by The Miracles and covered by The Beatles. Here’s the original:

You pretty much can’t go wrong with Smokey Robinson. And here’s the Fab Four version:

The Beatles did quite a few of these Motown songs – the ones I have are on the “Anthology” double CD – and I think they generally did a decent job of it. I mean, “Twist And Shout”, right? If they helped bring some awesome music to a wider audience, so much the better. What do you think?

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  1. Linkmeister says:

    “Roll Over Beethoven” also comes to mind. The cover choice that surprised me was on the “Meet the Beatles” album (the US one) which had a Broadway tune on it — “Till There Was You” from The Music Man with Paul on vocals.