Saturday, April 8, 2017

Give Me = Gimme #socs

The prompt is “give/given/giving,” and all I could think was “give me” reduces to “gimme,” then all these songs popped into my head, these five in particular. So here we go.

The Rolling Stones, “Gimme Shelter” First track on the 1969 album Let It Bleed, it reflected what was going on in the world at that time. Keith Richards started with the guitar riff at the beginning, and he and Mick Jagger wrote the lyrics.

Abba, “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)” This was recorded in 1979 and released as a single with “The King Has Lost His Crown” on the B side. It didn’t chart in the US, but reached #3 in the UK and #1 in Belgium, Switzerland, and Finland. Warning: It’s Disco.

Spencer Davis Group, “Gimme Some Lovin'” Some classic Steve Winwood with the Spencer Davis Group. It reached #2 in the UK and #7 in the US in 1966.

Brenton Wood, “Gimme Little Sign” Brenton’s followup to “The Oogum Boogum Song,” it reached #9 on the Hot 100 and #19 on the R&B chart in 1967.

Crazy Elephant, “Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'” Wikipedia calls Crazy Elephant a bubblegum pop band, but this is a pretty good song nonetheless. It reached #12 in the US, the Elephant’s only Top 40 single, in 1969.

“Gimme” seems to be a popular word in rap and hip-hop songs, but you know I don’t do that.


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