"Give Me Something"
Song by Yoko Ono
from the album Double Fantasy
Released17 November 1980
Recorded1980
GenreRock
Length1:35
LabelGeffen
Songwriter(s)Yoko Ono
Producer(s)Yoko Ono
Double Fantasy track listing
14 tracks
Side one
  1. "(Just Like) Starting Over"
  2. "Kiss Kiss Kiss"
  3. "Cleanup Time"
  4. "Give Me Something"
  5. "I'm Losing You"
  6. "I'm Moving On"
  7. "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)"
Side two
  1. "Watching the Wheels"
  2. "Yes, I'm Your Angel"
  3. "Woman"
  4. "Beautiful Boys"
  5. "Dear Yoko"
  6. "Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him"
  7. "Hard Times Are Over"
"Give Me Something"
Single by Yoko Ono
from the album Open Your Box
Released2010
GenreRock, dance
LabelMind Train, Twisted Records
Songwriter(s)Yoko Ono
Producer(s)John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Jack Douglas
Yoko Ono singles chronology
"I'm Not Getting Enough"
(2009)
"Give Me Something"
(2010)
"Wouldnit (I'm a Star)"
(2010)

"Give Me Something" is a song by Yoko Ono, originally released in 1980 on John Lennon and Ono's duet album Double Fantasy. The song appeared in Ono's off-Broadway musical New York Rock and her compilation albums Walking on Thin Ice and Onobox. In 2010, the Junior Boys remix of the song was released as a free download on MySpace Music and RCRD LBL.[1]

Background

"Give Me Something" was written by Yoko Ono, while the music, like the rest of the songs on Double Fantasy, was produced by John Lennon, Ono, and Jack Douglas.[2] Ono stated in an interview that "Give Me Something" was written as "feeling that I had about society. [...] We’re all getting very cold now as a society."[1] Ono further explained the song's theme of coldness to Spinner: "I remember I was envisioning a gray, cold city with people walking with hands in their pockets and putting the collars of their coats up."[3]

Critical reception

Larry Fitzmaurice from Pitchfork Media described the original version as a "spiky new-wave tune featuring a particularly angry vocal performance," but commented that the Junior Boys "smooth out some of the tune's rougher edges, morphing Ono's cries into elastic bursts and turning the track into a Danceteria-worthy disco jam."[4]

Chart performance

The song became Yoko Ono's fourth consecutive number-one hit on the Billboard Hot Dance Club chart.[1]

Track listing

  1. "Give Me Something" (Morel's I Gave You My Heart Mix) – 6:55
  2. "Give Me Something" (Dave Audé Club Mix) – 8:14
  3. "Give Me Something" (TWISTED Sound+Vision Club Mix) – 7:13
  4. "Give Me Something" (StoneBridge Club Mix) – 5:53
  5. "Give Me Something" (Ralphi's BIG Vocal) – 8:19
  6. "Give Me Something" (Roberto Rodriguez Extended Vocal Mix) – 10:06
  7. "Give Me Something" (Junior Boys Club Mix) – 4:52
  8. "Give Me Something" (Alex Trax Club Mix) – 7:02
  9. "Give Me Something" (Floppy Kid Original Re-edit) – 2:43
  10. "Give Me Something" (BONUS TRACK: Sparks Reinvention) – 4:19
  1. "Give Me Something" (Morel's I Gave You My Heart Dub) – 7:04
  2. "Give Me Something" (Dave Audé Dub Mix) – 6:45
  3. "Give Me Something" (Stonebridge Dub Mix) – 5:53
  4. "Give Me Something" (TWISTED Sound+Vision Dub) – 6:57
  5. "Give Me Something" (Ralphi's BIG Club Dub) – 8:14
  6. "Give Me Something" (Alex Trax Dub) – 6:34
  7. "Give Me Something" (Roberto Rodriguez Let's You Have It Mix) – 7:49
  8. "Give Me Something" (Roberto Rodriguez Instrumental Dub) – 7:53

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[7] 1
Global Dance Tracks (Billboard)[8] 27

Year-end charts

Chart (2010) Position
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[9] 23

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Unmixed Q&A + FREE download ♬ ONO "Give Me Something" (Junior Boys Remix)". Imagine Peace. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  2. ^ "John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Double Fantasy (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs". Discogs. Zinc Media, Inc. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  3. ^ Eisen, Benjy (19 May 2010). "Yoko Ono, 'Give Me Something' (Sparks Reinvention) -- Song Premiere". Spinner. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  4. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (15 April 2010). "Pitchfork: Forkcast: Yoko Ono: "Give Me Something" (Junior Boys Remix)". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Give Me Something (Vocal Mixes) – Single by Yoko Ono". iTunes Store US. Apple Inc. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Give Me Something (Dub Mixes) – Single by Yoko Ono". iTunes Store US. Apple Inc. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Yoko Ono Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Yoko Ono".
  9. ^ "Dance Club Songs, Best of 2010, 21-30". Retrieved 18 April 2014.