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It first became a popular Billboard Hot number one hit for the American Motown group the Supremes in late You Keep Me Hangin On - Various - Pump Up The Dance rock band Vanilla Fudge covered the song a year later and had a top ten hit with their version.
The single reached number 1 by two different musical acts in America. The single is rooted in proto- funk and rhythm and You Keep Me Hangin On - Various - Pump Up The Dance compared to the Supremes' previous single, " You Can't Hurry Love ," which uses the call and response elements akin to gospel. The song's signature guitar part is said to have originated from a Morse code -like radio sound effect, The Gene Krupa Sextet - Payin Them Dues / Jungle Drums used before a news announcement, heard by Lamont Dozier.
Dozier collaborated with Brian and Eddie Holland to integrate the idea into a single. Many elements of the recording, including the guitars, the drums, and Diana Ross's vocals were multitrackeda production technique which was established and popularized concurrently by H-D-H and other premier producers of the s such as Phil Spector see Wall of Sound and George Martin.
Florence Ballard has a brief solo vocal during the bridge of the song following Ross' line, "There ain't nothin I can do about it Get out my life, why don't cha babe. The song became the group's eighth number 1 single when it topped the Billboard Hot pop singles chart for two weeks in the United States from November 13,through November 27, The track is one of the more oft-covered songs in the Supremes canon. Vanilla Fudge 's psychedelic rock remake of "You Keep Me Hangin' On" reached number six on the Billboard Hot chart a year after the release of the Supremes' recording.
While the edited version released on the 45 RPM single was under three minutes long, the album version was Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice talked about the band's decision to cover the song in a interview: .
That was Mark and Timmy. We used to slow songs down and listen to the lyrics and try to emulate what the lyrics were dictating. That one was a hurtin' song; it had a lot of emotion in it. If you listen to "Hangin' On" fast If you lived through that situation, the lyrics Despacito (Te Doy Mi Corazón) (S.U.M.O. Rebounce) - Various - Beach House definitely not happy.
This may have, in part, been the idea of Appice, who had by then joined Stewart's band. Wilde's version was a total re-working of the original, completely transforming the Supremes' Motown Sound into a hi-NRG song. The song was not a track they It Would Be So Nice - Pink Floyd - It Would Be So Nice / Julia Dream well, so they treated it as a new song, even slightly changing the original lyrics.
It was released as the second single from Wilde's Another Step studio album although "You Keep Me Hangin' On" was the LP's first worldwide single, as the first single had been released only in selected countries. The song became the biggest hit of Wilde's career, reaching number two in her home country,  and number one in Australia. However, in the United Kingdom, it could not reach the first position, because the song " Take My Breath Away " of Berlin, blocked it, and was two consecutive weeks, reaching the maximum position on November 15, Inshe performed a new version of the song with the German singer Nena for her Never Say Never album.
It has soldcopies in France. A music video was produced to promote her single. She then rises from the bed as she sings the song and finds herself being "threatened" by a strange man who is breaking down the walls around her. Country music singer Reba You And I - Johnny Bristol - The Best Of Johnny Bristol covered the song in for her twenty-second studio album, Starting Over.
Although not released to country radio, McEntire's rendition was her only dance hit, reaching number two on Hot Dance Club Play. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
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