Steven Tyler Joins Smokey Robinson For “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me” Duet!
Steven and Smokey’s Soulful Duet
No one expected the collaboration that came between Smokey Robinson and Steven Tyler, but boy, was it amazing! Somehow, the two managed to put a slightly Aerosmith-esque rock spin on Smokey’s classic ballad ‘You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me’ for his 2014 album Smokey and Friends, and it’s one that we’re sure you’ll fall in love with – we sure did!
The contrast of Smokey’s honey smooth voice to Steven’s gritty, whiskey tinged one makes for a winning combination!
The Beatles and Smokey Robinson
Tyler isn’t the first rocker to make a run at this track. The Beatles also memorably covered it in 1963, with John Lennon handling the vocal, with the song’s title slightly modified to ‘You Really Got a Hold on Me.’
This updated rendition of ‘You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me’ is amazing! It brings a classic song into the 21st century, and it has massive crossover appeal.
Even if you’re a devoted soul and R&B fan who grew up listening to Smokey Robinson and The Miracles or you’re a rocker with more Aerosmith knowledge under your belt than the actual band, there’s literally something for everyone!