03.07.2012

Retrospective: “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”

“You Keep Me Hangin On,” written by legendary Motown production and songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland, was originally recorded by The Supremes in 1966. Since then it has been become one of the most often covered songs in the Supremes’ catalog.

After running across the 1969 Vanilla Fudge single in the vault I was inspired to check out some of the numerous re-recordings of the song. As you can see, few live up to the high bar set by the Supremes’ version.

The Supremes – You Keep Me Hangin’ On (1966)

The Vanilla Fudge – You Keep Me Hangin’ On (1967)

Rod Stewart – You Keep Me Hangin’ On (1977)  // cool vid

Ken Boothe – You Keep Me Hangin’ On (1983)

Kim Wilde – You Keep Me Hangin’ On (1987)

Reba McEntire – You Keep Me Hangin’ On (1996)

Tom Jones – You Keep Me Hangin’ On (BBGermany Remix 2008)  // sick remix

Glee – You Keep Me Hangin’ On (2010)  // horse vid, chill

- Will Floyd

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