Vanilla Fudge - You Keep Me Hangin' On




"You Keep Me Hangin' On" is a song written and composed by Holland–Dozier–Holland. It was first recorded in 1966 by American girl group the Supremes, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100.


American rock band Vanilla Fudge released a cover version in June of the following year, which reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100. English singer Kim Wilde covered "You Keep Me Hangin' On" in 1986, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 1987. In the first 32 years of the Billboard Hot 100 rock era, "You Keep Me Hangin' On" became one of six songs to reach number one by two different musical acts.


In 1996, American country singer Reba McEntire's version reached number two on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. The BBC ranked the Supremes' original song at number 78 on The Top 100 Digital Motown Chart, which ranks Motown releases by their all-time UK downloads and streams.




Lyrics


Set me free, why don't you babe?

Get out my life, why don't you babe?

You really don't want me, you just keep me hanging on

You really don't need me, you just keep me hanging on


Why do you keep coming around, playing with my heart?

Why don't you get out of my life and let me try to make a new start?

Let me get over you the way you've gotten over me


Set me free, why don't you babe?

Get out my life, why don't now?

You really don't want me, you just keep me hanging on

You really don't need me, you just keep me hanging on


You said when we broke up, you just want to be friends

But how can we still be friends when seeing you just breaks my heart again

There ain't nothing I can do about it


You know I need love

Set me free, why don't you babe?

Talkin' 'bout love

Set me free, why don't you babe?

You really don't want me, you just keep me hanging on

You really don't need me, you just keep me hanging on


Get out my life, why don't you babe?

Get out my life, why don't you babe?

Get out my life, why don't you babe?

Get out my life, why don't you babe?