"Gimme Some Lovin'" is a song written by Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis and Muff Winwood, and originally performed by The Spencer Davis Group. The basic riff of the song was borrowed from the Homer Banks song "(Ain't That) A Lot of Love", written by Banks and Willie Dean "Deanie" Parker. "Gimme Some Lovin'" was a UK #2 in the Autumn of 1966 and a US #7. The song is ranked #247 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
The version issued in the UK (and probably most of Europe) is different from that issued in the US on the United Artists label, being slower, and lacking the backing vocals and "live sounding" performance found on the US single. (The US version has more often been used on reissue CDs, even those coming from Europe.) The single features the sound of the Hammond B-3 organ.