Today’s song is so well known, it would be difficult to come up with a lyric that no one would recognize. It’s a song written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. It was originally performed by the band that changed rock and roll forever. Growing up, I seemingly never heard it without the chorus of screaming girls in the background (though the original version doesn’t have that; I guess I mentally fill the screams in).
So what happens when a funk band takes the song and turns it into a slow jam? You get Lakeside’s version of “I Want To Hold Your Hand.” Welcome to today’s #RomanticTuesday song.
Lakeside’s biggest hit was “Fantastic Voyage,” but you couldn’t get any further from that song than this one. I don’t have any anecdotes that suggest what made this band try that song out, but there are a lot of people who will say that they thrill to this version almost as much as others feel about the original. As far as I know, it’s the only R&B cover of the song, though I can’t believe that’s true. It definitely is the only one to make the top 5, though.
Quiet storm lovers still love this one; it will always be popular with couples who love to slow dance and cuddle. If you’ve never heard it before, why not take it for a spin around the block. Surely you have five minutes to spare, and it certainly fits the #RomanticTuesday mold. I hope you like it, and as always thanks for reading and listening.