You Got It

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Not to be confused with U Got It.
"You Got It"
Single by Roy Orbison
from the album Mystery Girl
Released 1989
Recorded 1988
Genre Rockabilly, adult contemporary
Length 3:30
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty
Producer(s) Jeff Lynne
Roy Orbison singles chronology
"She's a Mystery to Me"
(1989)
"You Got It"
(1989)
"End of the Line"
(1989)
"You Got It"
Single by Bonnie Raitt
from the album Boys on the Side soundtrack
Released 1995
Format CD single
Recorded 1994
Genre Country pop, adult contemporary
Length 3:27
Label Arista
Writer(s) Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty
Bonnie Raitt singles chronology
"Storm Warning"
(1994)
"You Got It"
(1995)
"Rock Steady"
(1995)

"You Got It" is a song from Roy Orbison's album, Mystery Girl (1989). The song reached number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the adult contemporary chart,[1] returning Orbison to the Top 10 for the first time in 25 years.[2] It also hit number three on the UK Singles Chart in the spring of 1989. This was a few months after Orbison's death of a heart attack on December 6, 1988, at the age of 52. While "You Got It" was Orbison's last hit single in the United States, the single, "I Drove All Night", made the UK Top 5 later in 1992. In addition, it was his only solo top ten hit on the Hot Country Songs charts, peaking at #7. Although it is an Orbison solo single, Orbison's fellow Traveling Wilburys bandmates, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, co-wrote the song and played instruments on the record.

In the U.S., the song became a hit again in 1995 for Bonnie Raitt, who recorded a version for the soundtrack of the film Boys on the Side. It peaked at number 34 on the Hot 100. Whoopi Goldberg also sang the song for the film. South African singer Ray Dylan released a version of the song on his album "Goeie Ou Country vol 3".[3]

Orbison gave his only public rendition of the hit at the Diamond Awards Festival in Antwerp, Belgium, a few days before his death. This footage was incorporated into the song's music video.

The song's refrain "Anything you want, you got it, anything you need, you got it, anything at all, you got it" is used in the Die Antwoord song "Ugly Boy."

Personnel[edit]

  • Roy Orbison – vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Jeff Lynne – backing vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards, bass guitar, piano
  • Tom Petty – backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Phil Jones – drums, percussion

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 9
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[6] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[8] 33
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[9] 39
US Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 95

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 186. 
  2. ^ The Birth of Rock & Roll: Music in the 1950s Through the 1960s. Britannica Educational Publishing. 1 December 2012. p. 156. ISBN 978-1-61530-911-5. 
  3. ^ http://www.musica.co.za/cd/id/6005298031754/Ray_Dylan-Goeie_Ou_Country_-_Vol3 Retrieved 10 January 2014
  4. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 1, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  5. ^ "Roy Orbison Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Roy Orbison.
  6. ^ "Roy Orbison Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Roy Orbison.
  7. ^ "Roy Orbison Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Roy Orbison.
  8. ^ "RPM Top 100 Singles of 1989". RPM. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  9. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1989". RPM. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Best of 1989: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 

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Preceded by
"The Living Years" by Mike + The Mechanics
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single
March 25, 1989 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Eternal Flame" by The Bangles