You Keep Me Hanging On: VANILLA FUDGE

Australian singles charts:
You Keep Me Hanging On entered the Kent charts on 7 October 1967 and peaked at 8. It was #51 on the Top 100 of 1968.

The song is on Vanilla Fudge which entered the Kent album charts on 11 May 1968 and peaked at #2.

Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland

Shadow Morton

You Keep Me Hangin’ On was first recorded in 1966 by American girl group the Supremes. American rock band Vanilla Fudge released a cover version in June of the following year.
Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice talked about the band’s decision to cover the song in a 2014 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. People Get Ready was like a Gospel thing. Eleanor Rigby was sort of eerie and church-like … like a horror movie kind of thing. If you listen to Hangin’ On fast … by the Supremes, it sounds very happy, but the lyrics aren’t happy at all. If you lived through that situation, the lyrics are definitely not happy.”
Read more:’_On

Click to comment

This song is also on our Spotify playlists Bang a Gong – the 60s and Bang a Gong – rockin’ the 60s & 70s

Find other songs to enjoy: Bang a Gong song finder

New to Bang a Gong? Click HERE to learn more about us.