Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #249: 160905
[A 1960’s song (9)]
Released on 4 August 1964 as the group’s third single, it reached the number one on the UK singles chart the next month, remaining for two weeks. The song became the group’s breakthrough hit, establishing them as one of the top British Invasion acts in the United States, reaching number seven there later in the year. “You Really Got Me” was later included on the bands’ self-titled debut album.