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I Need Your Love Tonight

Rating:
4.4 / 5

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

Recordingdate: 1958/06/10, first released on: single (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of I Need Your Love Tonight:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(bongos)

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MJB63 wrote on April 29, 2009
Another great song from a rockin' Nashville session!
Jim Hoff wrote on May 31, 2009
Perfectly tailored for Elvis - wonder why he never sang this song live?
Colonel wrote on May 31, 2009
Good song, but not the best from those great sessions. He did sing it live in Hawaii '61
Steve V wrote on May 31, 2009
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.
derekd wrote on May 31, 2009
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.
dgirl wrote on May 31, 2009
A really fine rock and roll song. Truly rock and roll, not pop or R&B. One of his best.
NONE000000 wrote on June 01, 2009
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.)
Sparky wrote on August 03, 2009
Brilliant. I especially love the guitar breaks with Elvis singing along and shouting out to the guys. Elvis on top form!
JLpResLey wrote on August 03, 2009
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.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on August 03, 2009
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.
Pedro Nuno wrote on August 03, 2009
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.
bluesboy wrote on August 03, 2009
Feel good Rock and Roll without the hard edge of some of his earlier work.
bajo wrote on August 03, 2009
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!
Cher wrote on August 04, 2009
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.
Deano1 wrote on March 05, 2010
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!
Swen wrote on April 21, 2010
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.
shoesuedeblues wrote on April 21, 2010
A really good rockin' single from Elvis and coupled with A Fool Such As I, amongst the best single combinations ever.
old shep wrote on April 21, 2010
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.
japio wrote on April 21, 2010
A very hotrockin' song. It's perfect. It rock with no bridge.But......... It's too short. But still highclassed rocksong
derekd wrote on April 21, 2010
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.
freedom101 wrote on April 20, 2012
A instant classic!
TCB1974 wrote on September 14, 2012
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.
alanfalk wrote on September 14, 2012
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
Gorse wrote on October 25, 2012
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.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 26, 2012
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 wrote on October 26, 2012
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 wrote on October 26, 2012
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 wrote on October 26, 2012
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.
sugartummy wrote on March 16, 2013
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.
Cruiser621 wrote on April 30, 2017
Back in the day, a decent release but by today's standards or at least my elderly tastes, not so much. I preferred the flip side, "A Fool Such As I" in comparison.
JerryNodak wrote on March 07, 2019
I Need Your Love Tonight/ A Fool Such As I. I preferred I Need Your Love Tonight then and still do today. Rock 'n' Roll, baby. 5 stars.
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