​“You Really Got Me,” The Kinks

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“You Really Got Me,” The Kinks
“There was this record my brother Ray and I liked by Jimmy Giuffre, called ‘The Train and the River,’ which went ba-ba ba-ba,” Dave Davies told The Guardian. “Ray was messing around on the piano in the front room at home, inspired by this song, and came up with the two-note riff, which I played on guitar. When ‘You Really Got Me’ came out, it was so different. I remember hearing it on the radio for the first time … I thought it was someone else. I said: ‘Is that us? That’s us!’”

- Guitar Player Magazine