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You Got What You Wanted

As promised, here is another song from the excellent Cussin’, Cryin’ and Carryin’ On album. “You Got What You Wanted” is one of my favorite Ike-penned songs ever.

This is a real cool bluesy rock song, and it is nuts that (as far as I can tell) no one has covered it. Bands of the world, listen up! You should perform “You Got What You Wanted”! If the universe made any sense, this would be a classic.

Tina is downright sultry as the song begins:

You got what you wanted / Now you don’t want what you got / Once I was a thri-i-i-ill to you / And suddenly I’m not / Was it my mist-a-a-ake to give you everything I got? / You got what you wanted / Now you don’t want what you got

The song is only 2 minutes and 20 seconds long, but it manages to escalate into some passion from this chill beginning. (Lord knows that if anyone can work an emotional crescendo into a song, it’s Tina Turner.)

I wish I had this on vinyl, because it’s just the kind of song that you know would sound best on a record. I imagine the warmth of the tone would be better on vinyl, if that makes any sense.

You can listen to it streaming here.


  1. The band I work with, RAWW, and I, will actually be debuting this in July :)

    Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Permalink
  2. jaime_d wrote:

    I’m so glad to hear it! Please send a link!

    Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

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