You Really Got Me

February 10, 2017 at 6:48 pm 3 comments

You Really Got Me” was written by Ray Davies and recorded by the English rock band the Kinks.  It was released in August 1964 as the group’s third single, and reached number one on the UK singles chart the next month, remaining for two weeks. The song became the group’s breakthrough hit — it established them as one of the top British Invasion acts in the United States, reaching number seven there later in the year.

The track was influential in numerous ways, from the distorted guitar tone to the driving rhythm — both of which were forerunners of Led Zeppelin and Heavy Metal.

My instrumental arrangement follows the form and feel of the original, but adds a few twists to maintain interest in the non-vocal setting.


Entry filed under: Acoustic, bass guitar, British Invasion, Classic Rock, Garage Rock, Guitar, Instrumental Rock, Music, Oldies, Pro Tools, ProTools, Rock, Sibelius, Video, Vintage Instrumentals.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Andrew Marco  |  February 10, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    oh man this is a classic one! Thanks for bringing me back. It’s crazy how music can do that for you right? Do you have a favorite band from that era of music?

    • 2. shufflocity  |  February 10, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      Glad you like it. Hearing an old song really can transport you away. There are way too many great bands/artists from the classic age of rock (mid fifties to early seventies) to pick a favorite. However, if you’ve followed my blog you know my favorite *unsung* band from then is the Shadows.

      • 3. Andrew Marco  |  February 10, 2017 at 8:28 pm

        ah, nice! 🙂

        I was wondering if you were on FB at all? We have a community of music lovers and sharers and was wondering if you’d like to share your article with them! Check us out:

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