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Everybody Needs Somebody to Love

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NameEverybody Needs Somebody to Love
ArtistSolomon Burke
B-side"Looking For My Baby"
Released1964
GenreR&B, Soul
LabelAtlantic
2241
SongwriterJerry Wexler, Bert Berns, Solomon Burke
Previous single"Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)"
Next single"Yes I Do"

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"Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" is a song written by Bert Berns, Solomon Burke and Jerry Wexler, and originally recorded by Solomon Burke under the production of Bert Berns at Atlantic Records in 1964. Burke's version charted in 1964, but missed the US top 40, peaking at #58.

Wilson Pickett covered the song in 1966, and his version (which explicitly mentions Solomon Burke in the opening section) made it to #29 pop, and #19 R&B in early 1967. Other notable versions of "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" were recorded by The Rolling Stones and The Blues Brothers.

The song is ranked #429 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.


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