You Turn Me On (song)

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"You Turn Me On (Turn On Song)"
Single by Ian Whitcomb and Bluesville
B-side "Poor But Honest"
Released 1965
Format Single
Genre British Invasion, Rock & Roll
Length 2:44
Label Tower 134
Songwriter(s) Ian Whitcomb
Producer(s) Jerry Dennon
Ian Whitcomb and Bluesville singles chronology
"This Sporting Life"
(1965)
"You Turn Me On (Turn On Song)"
(1965)
"N-E-R-V-O-US!"
(1965)

"This Sporting Life"
(1965)
"You Turn Me On"
(1965)
"N-E-R-V-O-US!"
(1965)

"You Turn Me On (Turn On Song)" is a 1965 single by Ian Whitcomb and Bluesville. The song is noticeable for Whitcomb's falsetto and "orgasmic vocal hook".[1] Whitcomb recorded this song with his band, Bluesville. As part of the British Invasion, "You Turn Me On" reached number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S. The hit version is edited; the original single as recorded was over 3 minutes and had a longer intro during which a mike stand can be clearly heard falling into a studio wall and it had a cold ("stinger") ending. The band Bluesville featured Mick Molloy on lead guitar, Deke O'Brien on Rhythm Guitar, Brian Lynch on bass, Ian McGarry on drums and Pete Adler and Barry Ricahrdson on saxophones.

Cover versions[edit]

American actress and singer Mae West recorded a cover of the song for her 1966 album Way Out West.

American dance music singer Crystal Waters covered the song for the soundtrack of the 1992 film Encino Man.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic artist bio