If any song titles reflect American attitude today, they would include the word “gimme.” Our politicians always say “Gimme”; many of our able-bodied citizens, looking for handouts, say “Gimme.” The list goes on.
For a change of pace, I am offering to give something back. Here is a list of the best ten songs with “Gimme” in their titles.
“Gimme Back My Bullets” by Lynyrd Skynyrd: This title track is a response to the anti-gun message in “Saturday Night Special” from the previous album, Nuthin’ Fancy.
“Gimme Shelter” by the Rolling Stones: “War, children, it’s just a shot away,” Mick Jagger chants in this frequently covered classic.
“Gimme a Little Sign” by Brenton Wood: This suave plea for love from the late 60s has become a soul classic.
“Gimme Some Lovin'” by the Spencer Davis Group: Steve Winwood penned this classic before making many others with Traffic and as a solo artist.
“Gimme Gimme Gimme” by Abba: Based on this title, the 70s pop quartet wanted it three times as much as any other artist on this list.
“Gimme More” by Britney Spears: Whereas before the one time teen idol asked for it “Baby One MoreTime,” here she requests even more.
“Gimme That Thing” by Dr. Hook: This tune, strengthened by a honky Tony piano solo, is basically a constant refrain of “gimme dat gimme dat gimme sat thing.”
“Gimme Three Steps” by Lynyrd Skynyrd: All Ronnie Nan Zandt asks for on this classic from Second Helping is a small head start from a girl’s jealous (and armed) boyfriend.
“Gimme” by Widespread Panic: The alt-group’s song addresses a variety of people before ending with the line, “Throw myself to the ground,watch me as I hit.”
“Gimme All Your Lovin'” by ZZ Top: The little old band from Texas hit the charts several times in the 80s, including this one from Eliminator.