Song Lyric Sunday — Gimme Some Lovin’

For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, Jim Adams has given us “Give,” “Get,” “Take,” “Receive,” and “Send” for the theme. I reached way back to 1966 for the song “Gimme Some Lovin’” by the British rock band, the Spencer Davis Group.

Written by Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis, and Muff Winwood, Steve’s older brother, “Gimme Some Lovin’” reached number two in the U.K. and number seven in the U.S. Steve Winwood was just 17 years old when he wrote this song and it was pretty much written on the fly. It was one of the first songs he wrote and when the band went to the studio, they banged it out on the first or second take. Bassist Muff Winwood said, “Steve had been singing, ‘Gimme some lovin’” — just yelling anything. It took about an hour to write, then down the pub for lunch.”

“Gimme Some Lovin’” is one of the most covered songs of all time, having been recorded by The Blues Brothers, Olivia Newton-John, Ike and Tina Turner, Chicago, Queen, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Traffic, The Grateful Dead, and Hanson.

The song is not really about a man asking his woman to give him love as it is about a band performing on stage and looking to get some lovin’ from the audience.

Here are the lyrics to the song:

Well my temperature’s rising and my feet are on the floor
Twenty people knocking ‘cos they’re wanting some more
Let me in baby, I don’t know what you’ve got
But you’d better take it easy, this place is hot

I’m so glad we made it, I’m so glad we made it
You’ve gotta gimme some lovin’ (gimme some lovin’)
Gimme some lovin’ (gimme gimme some lovin’), gimme some lovin’ every day

Well I feel so good, everything is sounding hot
Better take it easy ‘cos the place is on fire
Been a hard day and I don’t know what to do
Wait a minute baby, it could happen to you

I’m so glad we made it, I’m so glad we made it
You’ve gotta gimme some lovin’ (gimme some lovin’)
Gimme some lovin’ (gimme gimme some lovin’), gimme some lovin’ every day

Well I feel so good, everybody’s getting high
Better take it easy ‘cos the place is on fire
Been a hard day and nothing went too good
Now I’m gonna relax honey, everybody should

I’m so glad we made it, I’m so glad we made it
You’ve gotta gimme some lovin’ (gimme some lovin’)
Gimme some lovin’ (gimme gimme some lovin’), gimme some lovin’ every day

Gimme some lovin’ (gimme some lovin’) I need it
(Gimme gimme some lovin’) I need it
Ooh, gimme some lovin’, every day, every day

12 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday — Gimme Some Lovin’

  1. newepicauthor March 15, 2020 / 9:15 am

    The Grateful Dead used to play this song. Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood sing background vocals on this song.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lisa Coleman March 15, 2020 / 10:09 am

    I always think about the F-16 flight sequence in “Iron Eagle” from 1986 when I hear this song. Great choice today!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Maggie March 15, 2020 / 10:59 am

    I did a lot of dancing to this song. Thanks for featuring!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Marleen March 15, 2020 / 1:29 pm

    Hanson, too. I’ll look it up.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Marleen March 15, 2020 / 1:43 pm

      Just a blast from the past: “Nobody gets… “

      Probably most rewarding to skip the first minute and fifty.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. leigha66 March 18, 2020 / 2:33 pm

    This song always makes me smile. Firstly because of a local band I used to see who had a great little dance they did with it. Secondly for my wedding video at the reception. My brother-in-law and two cousins lip syncing to this song! Thanks for the memories Fandango!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. aisasami March 20, 2020 / 1:22 pm

    It has been a long time since I heard this song? Was this used in pro sports games or commercials? Nice choice!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango March 20, 2020 / 11:36 pm

      Yes, in commercials and in some movies, too.

      Like

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