Marc Almond and Gene Pitney – Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart

A beautiful duet by Marc Almond, the English singer-songwriter and Gene Pitney, the American singer-songwriter: “Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart”, a 1989 music video.

And here is the Gene Pitney version; this cover was released in 1967 and made number 5 in the UK charts, but did not do so well in the United States.

“Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart” is a song written by Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook, members of the band named David and Jonathan (after the Biblical characters).

The song was subsequently covered by a number of other acts including Cilla Black, Terry Reid and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on their 1986 album of covers Kicking Against the Pricks. It was sung in French by Herbert Léonard in 1968 with the title “Quelque chose tient mon cœur” and in Italian by Pitney himself with the title “Uomo, non sai” (“You don’t know, man”).

It achieved its greatest success in 1988 when it was covered by Marc Almond. Originally recorded by Almond alone for his 1988 album The Stars We Are, the single version reunited it with its original singer Gene Pitney; their version became a number one single in the UK for four weeks in January 1989. The music video for this version (above, the first video) was filmed on-location in Las Vegas.

Lyrics

Something’s gotten hold of my heart
Keeping my soul and my senses apart
Something’s gotten into my life
Cutting it’s way through my dreams like a knife
Turning me up, and turning me down
Making me smile, and making me frown

In a world that was war
I once lived in a time that was peace and no troubles at all
But then you came my way
And a feeling of unknown shook my heart,
Made me want you to stay
All of my nights, and all of my days

(yeah I gotta tell you now)
Something’s gotten hold of my hand
Dragging my soul to a beautiful land
Yeah, something has invaded my night
Painting my sleep with a colour so bright
Changing the grey, and changing the blue
Scarlet for me, and scarlet for you

I got to know if this is the real thing
I got to know it’s making my heart sing
Wo-hoo-o-ye-e-e-e-e e-
You smile and I am lost for a lifetime
Each minute spent with you is the right time
Every hour, every day
You touch me and my mind goes astray, yeah
Baby, baby

Something’s gotten hold of my hand
Dragging my soul to a beautiful land
Something has invaded my night
Painting my sleep with a colour so bright
Changing the grey, and changing the blue
Scarlet for me, and scarlet for you

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