Evil Hearted You

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"Evil Hearted You"
Single by The Yardbirds
from the album Having a Rave Up with The Yardbirds
B-side "Still I'm Sad"
Released 1 October 1965 (1965-10-01)
Format 7-inch single
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length 2:24
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Graham Gouldman
Producer(s)
ISWC T-010.162.893-6
The Yardbirds singles chronology
"Heart Full of Soul"
(1965)
"Evil Hearted You"
(1965)
"Shapes of Things"
(1966)

"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.

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