Saturday, June 4, 2016


1969
I always loved this surprising version of the song. Gayle really knew when and how to scream. My jaw dropped, back then.


1961
I really love some of the so-called "girl group" hits, including this one. I love the spare production. The cheesy organ break is perfection.


1998
Chrissie Hynde is a marvelous singer, and she shows some of her stuff on this rendition of the song, with Burt ticklin' the ivories in the background. (I love Adele, but her 2008 version is somehow far inferior.)

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