I Need You So

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Words & Music: Ivory Joe Hunter
I need you so
To keep me happy
If I can't have you
I cannot go on

I need your arms
Around me tightly
Yes, I miss them nightly
When you're not at home

When the day is done
I miss you so
I lie and wait
To hear you knock on the door

When you leave me
I try not to worry
Come back in a hurry
'Cause I need you so

When the day is done
I miss you so
I lie and wait
To hear you knock on the door

When you leave me
I try not to worry
Come back in a hurry
'Cause I need you so
Recorded: 1957/02/23, first released on Loving You


KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 11, 2014report abuse
One of those hidden tracks most non-Elvis people don't know. Any time Elvis sang the blues or even something tinged with blues it was pretty much a masterpiece to me and this is no exception. A little reminiscent of "Don't Leave Me Now"--which is also a great song, but this is just a little better. A real beauty!
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 11, 2014report abuse
A good song from the 1950s which I remember buying with my pocket money on an EP.Nice bluesy Elvis a little known gem
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2013report abuse
Elvis proved that you could have hard hittin' drums on a ballad. Jimmy Page have listened well.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 20, 2013report abuse
Love this heartfelt song, and loved the album too, and it beats any Tom jones album thats for sure !!
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 19, 2013report abuse
Loving You was not the greatest of albums (one of the greatest in history is my laugh for the day) , but this is a great track. So much better than most anything on any 1962-68 LPs. Elvis really did Ivroy Joe Hunter songs well.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 19, 2013report abuse
One of my all time favorite songs from my all time favorite album, the soundtrack from "Loving You" with the flip side consisting of great ballads. I could never understand why RCA never included "Is It So Strange" on the B-side of this album also. It was on the extended play 45 RPM, "Just For You", which like a few of the comments listed by others, is how I first came to discover this tune as I couldn't afford an album at my than youthful age. Great song! Great album!
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 19, 2013report abuse
Without a doubt, this one and others like "Is it so Strange" are some of the best songs, ever recorded by anyone !
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 19, 2013report abuse
This is such a sensational, overlooked and underrated ballad and Elvis' rendition of it was stellar. I love every song from the "Loving You" soundtrack album.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2012report abuse
Easily the best song on the Just For You EP or extra songs added to the Loving You album tracks. He really pours his heart and soul into this one resulting in a mini masterpiece.
Nariel (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 24, 2012report abuse
To me it's definitely one of the underrated gems from the 50s. I also like the other Ivory Joe Hunter songs sung by Elvis (especially "It's still here" and "I will be true").
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 30, 2011report abuse
"Loving You" is one of the greatest albums in history and this song is one of the reasons why.
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 30, 2011report abuse
one of the best ballads from the 50's. I've always loved this song
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 30, 2011report abuse
This song, is an overlooked gem. Such a great song, and Elvis and the band, and the background singers, are excellent ! Each decade had gems like this.
jack409 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 8, 2011report abuse
A fantastic track off the highly successful "Loving You" LP.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 8, 2011report abuse
This is one of my all-time favorites from 1957. I had it initially on the Just For You extended play 45 RPM record and later on my first Elvis long playing album Loving You. His extended play 45 RPM records were all a 12 year old could afford back then at $1.29 or $1.49 each plus tax and that was a lot. I rate this song an easy 5-stars.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 8, 2011report abuse
The five bonus songs on the "Loving You" LP were hit and miss and this one is easily the best of the five. A 50's track that along with "One Sided Love Affair", "Is It So Strange" and "Playing For Keeps" (among others), qualifies as an overlooked gem.
Jesse Garon Presley (profilecontact) wrote on May 6, 2009report abuse
really love this song, i did send the song to a girlfriend of mine. we had an argument after she heard the song. all was ok between us again,because i told her I Need You so. Great song, lot's of power in this song I LOVE IT
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on May 6, 2009report abuse
I like it - lots of feeling. Joe Hunter was a good artist for Elvis to cover.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 25, 2008report abuse
The fifties were my favourite Elvis period. I remember buying the EP but not liking this song. I played it recently and changed my mind about it. A great song re discovered.
commoneverybody (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 25, 2008report abuse
Never liked this one. A bit ´too much´ in my opinion. One of my least fav Elvis songs.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 25, 2008report abuse
This was my favorite song on the Just For You EP. I didnt have an LP player in 1957 so I only knew it from that 45 RPM. Its still my favorite non-soundtrack song on the Loving You LP. Underrated and should be more known.
sitdown68 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 25, 2008report abuse
I remember being very happy to find this gem on the B-side of the Loving You-soundtrack LP. Truly underrrated. These were the first bonus-tacks on a Presley-movie product so far...With the difference that the original movie tracks also were on par with them.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 25, 2008report abuse
Here the young Elvis bursts out in such a sweet and tender love song in which he drives home an urgent need. And he is doing it so compelling that it draws you into the feeling. Top beyond any doubt.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 25, 2008report abuse
One of my all time favourites Elvis ballads. The innocence that the Kings puts in his voice and the nostalgic way he sings the 3Th verse almost convince me that he truly is perpetually in love...
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 25, 2008report abuse
Awesome! I don't know why it's so unknown to people... Friends of mine (young non-Elvis fans) really love this song! And so do I
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 25, 2008report abuse
This is one of those take it or leave it songs for me. Depends on the mood I'm in.
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 30, 2008report abuse
I re-discovered this song late last light on random play on my ipod and had to leave a comment on here. Elvis is in wonderful voice - not a classic but still a very likeable and under-rated track.

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