I Need Your Love Tonight

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Words & Music: Sid Wayne/ Bix Reichner
Oh, oh, I love you so
Uh, uh, can't let you go
Ooh, ooh, don't tell me no
I need your love tonight

Oh, gee, the way you kiss
Sweedee, too good to miss
Wow-whee, want more of this
I need your love tonight

I've been waiting just for tonight
To do some lovin' and hold you tight
Don't tell me baby you gotta go
I got the hifi high and the lights down low

Hey, now, hear what I say
Oh, wow, you better stay
Pow, pow, don't run away
I need your love tonight
Recorded: 1958/06/10, first released on single

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2013report abuse
Scotty & Bill were having a fight with Parker and Elvis didn't back them up so they quit. Garland took over from Scotty & Bob Moore from Bill. Scotty returned in the sixties, but never played a solo again.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 26, 2012report abuse
This is such a fantastic, exciting, electrifying, energetic, catchy and groovy song and I'll never get tired of hearing it. It's such a joy to dance to as well. It's one of the very finest Rock 'N' Roll songs and recordings in history.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 26, 2012report abuse
This is such a fantastic, exciting, electrifying, energetic, catchy and groovy song and I'll never get tired of hearing it. It's such a joy to dance to as well. It's one of the very finest Rock 'N' Roll songs and recordings in history.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 26, 2012report abuse
This is such a fantastic, exciting, electrifying, energetic, catchy and groovy song and I'll never get tired of hearing it. It's such a joy to dance to as well. It's one of the very finest Rock 'N' Roll songs and recordings in history.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 26, 2012report abuse
This is such a fantastic, exciting, electrifying, energetic, catchy and groovy song and I'll never get tired of hearing it. It's such a joy to dance to as well. It's one of the very finest Rock 'N' Roll songs and recordings in history.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 25, 2012report abuse
The only surprising thing is that not everybody has given this 5 stars. I think this classic exciting pumping rocker is one of the best of his entire creer.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2012report abuse
5 stars from me to this great song that I never get tired of. I love the way Elvis lower his voice to fit the words when he sings ... and the lights down low, pure joy the Elvisway. TCB
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 14, 2012report abuse
Fantastic recording from the great June 58 recording sessions. Elvis uses every trick in his book and delivers a smooth rock and roll song. Four stars from me.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 20, 2012report abuse
A instant classic!
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 21, 2010report abuse
As I said previously "Great rockin song, one one of my all time fav's. One of the best 'b' sides to get to no. 1 in the uk. I could play this song over & over again. In my top 5 Elvis recordings".
But I just had to say it again, for this really is Elvis at his rockin best. Years ago I made a 10 minute recording of this song from the orginal 45 single onto the old cassette tape. Saved me rewinding it. Five Star Plus from me.
japio (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 21, 2010report abuse
A very hotrockin' song. It's perfect. It rock with no bridge.But......... It's too short. But still highclassed rocksong
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 21, 2010report abuse
A rocking good hit from 1959 when rock 'n' roll was commercially near it's end. Would Elvis have kept it going longer if he hadn't gone into the army? A fantastic double sided smash with A Fool Such As I.
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 21, 2010report abuse
A really good rockin' single from Elvis and coupled with A Fool Such As I, amongst the best single combinations ever.
Swen (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 21, 2010report abuse
Loved it from the the first time I heard it, but it´s more than anything the way he sings it. And another favourite of mine on the same record! He was so great and inspired at that time. And then two lost years. Sad, but not to change.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 5, 2010report abuse
A little bit softer than "Hard Headed Woman", "One Night" / "I Got Stung" and "A Big Hunk O' Love" (the singles before and after it), but another top notch piece of rock and roll. This was the flipside of "A Fool Such As I" and it hit #4. One of Elvis's best double sided singles commercially as well as artistically. 5 STARS!
Cher (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 4, 2009report abuse
Yep one of my all time favorites as well and I know ever single note of the guitar solo. In fact it's now playing over and over again in my head. In looking it up just now, I am surprised to note that it was, in fact, Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland and Chet Atkins on the guitars and not Scotty. I had always presumed that it was Scotty I was listening to. There's no real explanation as to where Scotty was but DJ and Bob were in on this session so curious as to what happened to Scotty. Anyway, no matter. It's one of the all time great tunes mostly because Elvis sounds like he's just having a blast during this session.
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 3, 2009report abuse
One of my first love affairs with Elvis! I played this single almost to death. Both sides of it! Love it! Always have and always will!
bluesboy (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 3, 2009report abuse
Feel good Rock and Roll without the hard edge of some of his earlier work.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 3, 2009report abuse
This is one of my most loved Elvis songs. And please notice that the fantastic guitar solo we have is made by Hank Garland, Elvis lead guitar from 1958 to 1961, until a severe car accident broke his career. We can see the respect Elvis had for him in the Hawaii 61 concert. Hank Garland immortal contribution to Rock and Roll is Little Sister guitar intro.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 3, 2009report abuse
This song never dates, it remind's us of what Elvis was all about. Scotty Moore at his best as usual
not forgetting excellent drums from DJ. Bill Black as well ! Good version on the live Hawaii LP back in the 60s & still wearing the gold jacket, black trousers, great ! 10 Stars.
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 3, 2009report abuse
This song is very special to me. In 2002 I had discovered Elvis, thanks to my first Elvis album, The swedish hit collection. There were all kinds of songs on that album, that I really liked ( it´s now or never, burning love, devil in disguise, hound dog.....). But I especially loved this song. I loved the way Elvis sang it, and it became my first favorite song by Elvis. I don´t listen to it as much now, but when I do, it´s the same feeling, and I still love it.
Sparky (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 3, 2009report abuse
Brilliant. I especially love the guitar breaks with Elvis singing along and shouting out to the guys. Elvis on top form!
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 1, 2009report abuse
I really love this song! I was still kinda young when Elvis died, and started building my collection after 1977. The first time I heard this song was in the movie "This Is Elvis", but it was sort of in the background during a scene showing an English fan club meeting or something. Once I had the soundtrack this became huge favorite! And within a few months I had 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong album. Elvis could capture pure unadulterated fun in music better than anyone else ever did or ever will. That's one thing the impersonators never get right; you can't fake pure joy. And that's what this song is! (By the way, Jerry Lee Lewis's song "Breathless" seems to share some of the bassline with this song.)
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on May 31, 2009report abuse
A really fine rock and roll song. Truly rock and roll, not pop or R&B. One of his best.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on May 31, 2009report abuse
Great rockin song, one one of my all time fav's. One of the best 'b' sides to get to no. 1 in the uk. I could play this song over & over again. In my top 5 Elvis recordings.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 31, 2009report abuse
Maybe not the best from the 58 sessions but certainly in tune with the times and a great & pure rock and roll song. Consider the songs of the era, Fats' I'm Ready, Ricky's It's Late, Cochran's Something Else, and this fits right in. I still love hearing it today. Makes me feel good.
Colonel (profilecontact) wrote on May 31, 2009report abuse
Good song, but not the best from those great sessions. He did sing it live in Hawaii '61
Jim Hoff (profilecontact) wrote on May 31, 2009report abuse
Perfectly tailored for Elvis - wonder why he never sang this song live?
MJB63 (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 29, 2009report abuse
Another great song from a rockin' Nashville session!

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