Evil Hearted You

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"Evil Hearted You"
Single by The Yardbirds
B-side "Still I'm Sad" (McCarty, Samwell-Smith)
Released October 1965
Format 7" single
Genre Garage rock, blues rock
Label Columbia DB7706 (UK)
Writer(s) Graham Gouldman
Producer(s) Giorgio Gomelsky, Paul Samwell-Smith
The Yardbirds singles chronology
"Heart Full of Soul"
"Evil Hearted You"
"Shapes of Things"
"I'm a Man"
(USA, 1965)

"Evil Hearted You" is a 1965 single by the British Invasion band The Yardbirds. It charted at No. 3 in the UK. The single was not released in the USA, but was featured on the compilation albums Having a Rave Up and Shapes of Things.

The song is probably most known for its guitar solo featuring Spanish scales, which were highly unusual for 1965.

In 1978, Paul Weller borrowed the phrase 'smiling, beguiling' from the lyrics for The Jam's 'Down in the Tube Station at Midnight'

The song was later covered by the Pixies, who redid the lyrics entirely in Spanish. This version appears as a B-Side on "Planet of Sound" (1991) and can also be found on Pixies' Complete 'B' Sides album.