30/04/2018: “Beggin'” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons


Released in 1967 and modernised by Madcon in 2007, “Beggin'” is an instantly recognisable funky masterpiece. The drum break works perfectly with the bassline to create the basic feel, with a lively piano and slower strings complementing each other perfectly, giving the song more colour.

Frankie Valli’s singing is distinctive and passionate, with his voice breaking slightly at the strongest parts of the song. It’s a very soulful tune yet it still retains a sort of desperate energy.

The best melody in the song for me is the guitar part. I assume it’s a guitar; it’s that odd twanging sound.

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