Stream Steven Tyler’s New Duet with Smokey Robinson on ‘You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me’
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is joining Smokey Robinson on a new version of the Motown legend's 1962 hit 'You've Really Got a Hold on Me,' streaming above. The duet is part of an all-star collaborative album appropriately titled 'Smokey and Friends.'
Tyler isn't the first rocker to make a run at this track. The Beatles also memorably covered it in 1963, with John Lennon handling the vocal, with the song's title slightly modified to 'You Really Got a Hold on Me.'
Still, before now, Aerosmith's most notable recorded connection with Motown was a co-writing credit for Holland–Dozier–Holland -- one of the label's most prominent songwriting combos -- on 'The Other Side' from their 1989 album 'Pump.' Motown sued because of a noticeable similarity with the earlier hit 'Standing in the Shadows of Love.'