Roy Orbison “You Got It”

“You Got It” is a song from Roy Orbison’s twenty-second studio album, Mystery Girl (1989). The song was released in January 1989 with “The Only One” as the B-side,and according to the Official Roy Orbison Discography by Orbison researcher Marcel Riesco, released again with “Crying” (version with k. d. lang) shortly thereafter.

The A-side reached number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Adult Contemporary chart, returning Orbison to the Top 10 for the first time in 25 years.

It also reached number three on the UK Singles Chart in early 1989, posthumously released after Orbison’s heart attack on December 6, 1988. Although it is an Orbison solo single, Orbison’s fellow Traveling Wilburys bandmates, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, co-wrote the song and played instruments on the record. Source

23 thoughts on “Roy Orbison “You Got It”

  1. This is one of my favs by Orbison—a universal song. If you haven’t heard this song you must live in a cave! Blessings and Peace!

    1. I agree! Orbison’s songs are timeless. Thank you for your visit and comment.

    1. Orbison was active in his career before he passed. He was in his early fifties… not that old. He suffered inside I am sure fro the death of his first wife, and then his boys in a house fire. But, just before Orbison passed, he recorded “You Got It” which was released immediately after his death. He loved home-cooked meals, his Mom’s cooking. He had a heart attack after having a stopover and meal at his Mom’s. His song “You Got It” is an immediate gift for his fans and audiences like you and I.

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