Song of the Day #4,893: ‘Beggin” – Maneskin

The final song in the latest installment of ‘What the Kids Are Listening To’ comes courtesy of Italian rock band Maneskin, who sit at #13 with their cover of the 60s song ‘Beggin’.’

This track was first released by The Four Seasons in 1967 and was later covered by French DJ Pilooski and Norwegian hip-hop act Madcon before Maneskin took their shot.

The Maneskin version has been the most successful. The Four Seasons reached #16 on the Hot 100, while this version is on the rise and might still climb higher than #13.

Maneskin finished second on the Italian edition of The X-Factor in 2017 and won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with their track ‘Zitti e buoni,’ but neither of those feats landed them in the top ten.

Instead, it was — you guessed it — TikTok.

We can thank TikTok for the most musically diverse edition yet of ‘What the Kids Are Listening To.’ Italian rockers, Nigerian R&B’ers, country, pop, rap, Olivia Rodrigo and Ed Sheeran. So many different perspectives, so many different sounds.

Maybe the kids know what they’re doing.

[Intro]
Put your loving hand out, baby
‘Cause I’m beggin’

[Chorus]
I’m beggin’, beggin’ you
So put your loving hand out, baby
I’m beggin’, beggin’ you
So put your loving hand out, darlin’

[Verse 1]
Riding high when I was king
I played it hard and fast, ’cause I had everything
I walked away, you won me then
But easy come and easy go and it would end

[Verse 2]
So, anytime I bleed, you let me go
Yah, anytime I feed, you get me know
Anytime I seek, you let me know
But I planted that seed, just let me go
I’m on my knees when I’m beggin’
‘Cause I don’t wanna lose you
Hey, yeah, ra-ta-ta-ta!

[Chorus]
‘Cause I’m beggin’, beggin’ you
Uh, put your loving hand out, baby
I’m beggin’, beggin’ you, ah
And put your loving hand out, darlin’

[Verse 3]
I need you to understand
Tried so hard to be your man
The kind of man you want in the end
Only then can I begin to live again

[Verse 4]
An empty shell, I used to be
The shadow of my life was hangin’ over me
A broken man that I don’t know
Won’t even stand the devil’s dance to win my soul

[Verse 5]
What we doin’? What we chasin’?
Why the bottom? Why the basement?
Why we got good shit, don’t embrace it?
Why the feel for the need to replace me?
You’re the wrong way track from the good
I want to paint a picture tellin’ where we could be at
Like a heart in the best way should
You can give it away, you had it and you took the pay
But I keep walkin’ on, keep openin’ doors
Keep hopin’ for, now the door is yours
Keep also home
‘Cause I don’t want to live in a broken home, girl, I’m beggin’

[Chorus]
Mmm, yeah-yeah, yeah, I’m beggin’, beggin’ you
So put your loving hand out, baby
I’m beggin’, beggin’ you
So put your loving hand out, darlin’

[Bridge]
I’m fighting hard to hold my own
Just can’t make it all alone
I’m holding on, I can’t fall back
I’m just a calm, ’bout to fade to black

[Chorus]
I’m beggin’, beggin’ you
Put your loving hand out, baby
I’m beggin’, beggin’ you
So put your loving hand out, darlin’
I’m beggin’, beggin’ you
So put your loving hand out, baby
I’m beggin’, beggin’ you
So put your loving hand out, darlin’

[Outro]
I’m beggin’, beggin’ you
So put your loving hand out, baby
I’m beggin’, beggin’ you
So put your loving hand out

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,893: ‘Beggin” – Maneskin

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I’m partial to the original, but good to see the song getting another life with the youngins.

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