You Got It (as made famous by Roy Orbison)

“You Got It” is a song from Roy Orbison’s album, Mystery Girl (1989). The song reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the adult contemporary chart,[1] returning Orbison to the Top 10 for the first time in 25 years.[2] It also reached No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart in early 1989, posthumously released after Orbison’s death of a heart attack on December 6, 1988. While “You Got It” was Orbison’s last hit single in the U.S., the single “I Drove All Night” made No. 7 on the UK charts in 1992. In addition, it was his only solo Top 10 hit on the Hot Country Songs charts, peaking at #7. 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.

Orbison gave his only public rendition of the hit at the Diamond Awards Festival in Antwerp, Belgium on November 19, 1988, 17 days before his death. This footage was incorporated into the song’s music video. A 2014 version incorporated videos of rehearsal and practice sessions.

The song’s refrain “Anything you want, you got it, anything you need, you got it, anything at all, you got it” is used in the Die Antwoord song “Ugly Boy.”

Roy Orbison – vocals, acoustic guitar
Jeff Lynne –Backing vocals, Electric guitar,bass,electric piano
Tom Petty – backing vocals, acoustic guitar
Phil Jones – drums, percussion
Michael Utley – string arrangements

The song became a hit again in 1995 for Bonnie Raitt, who recorded a version for the soundtrack of the film Boys on the Side. In the U.S., it peaked at number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100, and spent two weeks at number 31 on the Cash Box Top 100. In Canada, “You Got It” peaked at number 11,[22] and was the 62nd biggest Canadian hit of 1995.