Need You Now

Lady Antebellum

About Need You Now

"Need You Now" is a song performed by American country music trio Lady Antebellum. The band co-wrote the song with Josh Kear, and produced it with Paul Worley. It serves as the lead-off single and title track to their second studio album of the same name, and was first released in the US on August 11, 2009. The song also served as their debut single in the UK and Europe, where it was released April 23, 2010. It won four Grammy Awards in 2011, including for Song of the Year and Record of the Year, the only other country song to win both honors since "Not Ready to Make Nice" by the Dixie Chicks won both in 2006. The song spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in late 2009. Thereafter, "Need You Now" crossed over onto various pop and adult contemporary music charts, becoming a top five hit in Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand, as well as a top ten hit in the Netherlands and Norway. The song won Single of the Year and Song of the Year at the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards, as well as Group Video of the Year at the 2010 CMT Music Awards. For the chart week of March 30, 2010, the song became the group's highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 2, the best position for a country song by a band on that chart since Lonestar's "Amazed" topped the tally at the beginning of the decade. The single has been certified sextuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). A music video was shot for the song, directed by Dave McClister. In the video the song has an extended piano intro, and features all members of the group acting out scenes related to the storyline. The song was initially released only to the country radio format in the United States and Canada on August 24, 2009, but was remixed and re-released to all other formats domestically and internationally at the beginning of 2010. The song gained prominence internationally, in Europe and South America. The trio re-recorded the song again in Simlish to accompany the release of the Sims 3 expansion pack Ambitions. By April 17, 2011, the song became the ninth most downloaded song in history, moving 5,000,000 copies, and surpassed Taylor Swift's "Love Story" as the most downloaded country song in history. It has since sold over 6 million copies in the US. The song was used in television series such as Hellcats and The Glades. "Need You Now" has also been covered by several artists, including Adele with Darius Rucker, Boyce Avenue and Glee Cast. "Weird Al" Yankovic included the chorus in "Polka Face", the polka medley from his 2011 album Alpocalypse. 


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2010
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Picture perfect memories,
Scattered all around the floor,
Reaching for the phone cause, I can't fight it any more
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time

It's a quarter after one, I'm all alone and I need you now
Said I wouldn't call but I lost all control and I need you now
And I don't know how I can do without, I just need you now

Another shot of whiskey, can't stop looking at the door
Wishing you'd come sweepin' in the way you did before
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time

It's a quarter after one, I'm a little drunk, and I need you now
Said I wouldn't call but I lost all control and I need you now
And I don't know how I can do without, I just need you now

Guess I'd rather hurt than feel nothing at all
It's a quarter after one, I'm all alone and I need you now
And I said I wouldn't call but I'm a little drunk and I need you now
And I don't know how I can do without, I just need you now
I just need you now

Oh baby I need you now

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Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum is an American country pop music group formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006. The trio is composed of Hillary Scott (lead and background vocals), Charles Kelley (lead and background vocals) and Dave Haywood (background vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin). more »

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Written by: Joshua Kear, Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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10 facts about this song

Original Artist
The song "Need You Now" was originally performed by an American country music trio, Lady Antebellum.
Release Year
Lady Antebellum's version of the song was released in April 2009 as the lead-off single to their second studio album of the same name.
Chart Success
"Need You Now" reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts in 2009.
Grammy Awards
The song "Need You Now" won four awards at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Glee Version
The song was covered by the musical television series, Glee in 2011 during its second season.
Glee Cast
In the Glee version, "Need You Now" was performed by Mark Salling and Lea Michele, who played characters Noah 'Puck' Puckerman and Rachel Berry, respectively.
Glee Episode
The Glee version of "Need You Now" was featured in the episode "The Sue Sylvester Shuffle".
Glee Album
The Glee cover was included in their sixth soundtrack album, "Glee: The Music, Volume 5", which was released in 2011.
Glee Performance Context
In the series, "Need You Now" was performed as a duet during a glee club rehearsal, with the storyline suggesting the song’s themes of longing and regret reflected the characters' personal situations.
Universal Appeal
Despite being a country song, "Need You Now" crossed over into pop charts, demonstrating its universal appeal.

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