"You Really Got Me" as written by and Ray Davies....
Girl, you really got me now
You got me, so, I don't know what I'm doin'
Girl, you really got me now
You got me, so, I can't sleep at night

Girl, you really got me now
You got me, so, I don't know where I'm goin', yeah
Oh yeah, you really got me now
You got me, so, I can't sleep at night

You really got me, oh
You really got me, whoa, oh
You really got me

Please, don't ever let me be
I only wanna be by your side
Please, don't ever let me be
I only wanna be by your side

Girl, you really got me now
You got me, so, I don't know what I'm doin', yeah
Oh yeah, you really got me now
Got me, so, I can't sleep at night

You really got me (awh awh)
You really got me (awh awh)
You really got me
Oh, no, no, ah

Ah, ow, ah ah ah, ow, ah ah ah, ow, unh, ch ch ch

Girl, you really got me now
You got me, so, I don't know what I'm doin', awh
Girl, you really got me now
You got me, so, I can't sleep at night

Girl, you really got me now
You got me, so, I don't know where I'm goin', yeah
Oh yeah, you really got me now
Got me, so, I can't sleep at night

You really got me
You really got me, oh
You really got me
Oh, oh, oh


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"You Really Got Me" as written by Ray Davies

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    General CommentNo Ones commented? This song is CLASSIC. Possibly one of the greatest and most memorable rock songs ever. The guitar solo is so awesome. This whole song rocks!
    The_Soulon June 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentagreed.
    Razormasticatoron April 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti like this song also :)
    JZornon October 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwell, its a great song, but they copied it from the Kinks, who kick more anal then Van Halen
    BlackShuckon January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTha transition between Eruption and You Really Got Me is totally orgasmic....I mark out everytime it comes on the radio...
    str1ngcheeseon April 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love when hes squealing thats so random

    but right
    heyjude55on April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou know what really gets me? (No pun intended). The lyrics to this song seem so simple but yet it still rocks!
    bubbleboy_619on May 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFrom Freddie(Queen) To Eddie(Van Halen).

    This is one great guitar song. IMO, I think it's one of the real classic hits ever.
    Pink_Floyd_fanon May 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGod, this song is definitely one of the greatest songs of rock music's history. And in my opinion, the Van Halen version kicks the **** out of The Kinks'! Oh well, the lyrics are based on the narrator's uncontrollable crush on a girl he loves, sorry for taking so long to point that out! :)
    Rusty Diamondson January 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPink Floyd fan - what does Freddie Mercury have to do with this song?

    As for Kinks vs Van Halen - they are both great bands, and each version rocks in it's own way. The Kinks version is classic garage rock perfection, and VH is full-blown '70s heavy metal power. Love them both.
    The Kinks are my favorite alltime band, but I don't see how some Kinks fans can write off the VH version - Eddie's guitar work made it a classic.
    no springson January 31, 2008   Link

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