Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
I'm so happy to be here tonight So glad to be here in your wonderful city And I have a little message for you And I want to tell every woman and every man tonight That's ever needed someone to love That's ever had somebody to love them That ever had somebody's understanding That's ever had someone to need your love all the time Someone that's with them when they're up Somebody that's with them when they're down If you had yourself somebody like this you better hold onto 'em Let me tell you something Sometimes you get what you want And you lose what you have There's a song I sing And I believe that if everybody would sing this song you can save the whole world Listen to me Everybody needs somebody Everybody wants somebody to love Honey to hug, yeah Sugar to kiss Baby to miss now, yeah Baby to tease Sometimes to please, yeah And I need you you you And I need you you you In the morning baby you you you When the sun goes down you you you Ain't no nobody around you you you Whoa listen to me, sometimes I feel like I feel a little sad inside When my baby mistreats me And I can't get a little little mad But I need you you you Just to see me through children Somebody to hold my hand When I feel a little lonely, oh but I want to hear you say yeah Oh baby say yeah, I want to hear you say yeah I say yeah yeah Yeah Somebody I just want my woman to stand up and say I love you I want someone to be a witness tonight I just want to say I love you, I wanna hear you say I love you ohhh I just want somebody to squeeze tonight yeah
Written by: JERRY WEXLER, SOLOMON V, SR BURKE, BERT BERNS
Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group, Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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7 facts about this song
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" Composition
The song was originally written by Solomon Burke, Bert Berns, and Jerry Wexler in 1964. - Solomon Burke was an American recording artist and vocalist, Bert Berns was a successful songwriter and record producer while Jerry Wexler was a music journalist turned music producer.
Solomon Burke's Original Release
Solomon Burke released the original track in 1964. - The song appeared on his album "The Best of Solomon Burke". - Even though the song wasn't a huge commercial success, it is considered one of his signature songs due to its popularity.
Bert Berns's Involvement
Bert Berns, apart from being one of the writers, also produced the original recording. - He was known for his work on numerous hit songs during the 1960s, such as "Twist and Shout" and "Here Comes the Night".
The Rolling Stones' Cover
The Rolling Stones covered "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" a year later in 1965. - It was included in their second American album "The Rolling Stones, Now!". - Their version was a slower, soul-inspired take on the original.
The Blues Brothers' Version
The Blues Brothers, the band formed by comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, also covered the song. - Their version was released in 1980 in the soundtrack album for their film "The Blues Brothers". - The song features a faster tempo and is integrated into a scene where the characters 'Jake and Elwood Blues' are trying to convince an ex-member of their band to rejoin.
Influence of the Song
Despite not having considerable chart success, the song remains a popular tune and has been covered by many artists over the years. - It's thought-provoking lyrics and soulful melody have continued to captivate audiences and represent the classic soul sound from its era.
Jerry Garcia's Interpretation
Jerry Garcia, the lead guitarist for the Grateful Dead, also covered the song. - His band, the Jerry Garcia Band, often played it live, bringing a more rock-styled version to their performances, blending soul, rock, and blues aspects of the song. - The song became a fan-favorite and continued to showcase the song's flexible appeal across different music genres.
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