Etta James – Something’s Got A Hold On Me

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Jamesetta Hawkins, known professionally as Etta James (January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer who performed in various genres, including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz, and gospel.

 

Something’s Got a Hold on Me” is a song by American singer Etta James. The song was written by James, Leroy Kirkland and Pearl Woods, while production was handled by Leonard and Phil Chess. It was released in 1962 as the third single from her 1962 self-titled album as a 7″ vinyl disc. Musically, “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” is an R&B track with elements of soul, blues and gospel. Upon its release, the single was an R&B hit, peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot R&B Sides chart.

 

Lyrics:

Oh-oh, sometimes I get a good feeling, yeah
(Yeah)
I get a feeling that I never, never, never, never had before, no, no
(Yeah)
I just wanna tell you right now that I
(Ooh)
I believe
I really do believe that

Something’s got a hold on me, yeah
(Oh, it must be love)
Oh, something’s got a hold on me right now, child
(Oh, it must be love)
Let me tell you now

I’ve got a feeling, I feel so strange
Everything about me seems to have changed
Step by step, I got a brand new walk
I even sound sweeter when I talk

I said, oh (oh)
Oh (oh)
Oh (oh)
Oh (oh)
Hey, hey, yeah
Oh, it must be love
(You know it must be love)
Let me tell you now

Something’s got a hold on me, yeah
(Oh, it must be love)
Oh, something’s got a hold on me right now, child
(Oh, it must be love)
Let me tell you now

I’ve never felt like this before
Something’s got a hold on me that won’t let go
Believe I’d die if I only could
I feel so strange, but it sure is good

I said, oh (oh)
Oh (oh)
Oh (oh)
Oh (oh)
Hey, hey, yeah
Oh, it must be love
(You know it must be love)
Let me tell you now

My heart feels heavy
My feet feel light
I shake all over, but
I feel alright
I never felt like this before
Something’s got a hold on me that won’t let go
I never thought it could happen to me
Got me heavy without the misery
I never thought it could be this way
But love’s sure gonna put a hurting on me

I said, oh (oh)
Oh (oh)
Oh (oh)
Oh (oh)
Hey, hey, yeah
Oh, it must be love
(You know it must be love)

Oh
You know, it walks like love
(You know, it walks like love)
It talk like love
(You know, it talks like love)
Make me feel alright
(Make me feel alright)
In the middle of the night
(In the middle of the night)

La, la, la, la
(La, la, la, la)
La, la, la, la
(La, la, la, la)

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