Solomon Burke - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

First performance: 25/04/2004


Bruce performed the song 2 times and was used 32 times as a snippet:
2007-04-29 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ
Private benefit/fundraising gig for the Ranney School of Tinton Falls, NJ (Bruce had performed here at a similar benefit for the Ranney school in September 2006). This show was not related to the Rumson Country Day School (RCDS) benefits that Springsteen had performed at every year (2002-2006) during April-May. Bruce is backed by Bobby Bandiera and his band.

2004-04-25 Stone Pony (The), Asbury Park, NJ 
Rumson Country Day School Benefit
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During World Tour 1992-1993
1999-06-13 Bruno-Plache-Stadion, Leipzig, Germany
1993-06-26 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
1993-06-24 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1993-06-01 Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway
1993-05-30 Gentofte Stadion, Gentofte, Denmark
1993-05-28 Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
1993-05-25 Stadio Flaminio, Rome, Italy
1993-05-22 National Bowl (The), Milton Keynes, England
1993-05-20 RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
1993-05-17 Maimarkthalle, Mannheim, Germany
1993-05-16 Alter Flughafen-Riem, Munich, Germany
1993-05-14 Waldbühne, Berlin, Germany
1993-05-09 Auditorio Monte Do Gozo, Santiago De Compostela, Spain
1993-05-07 Estadio Municipal El Molinón, Gijón, Spain
1993-05-05 Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid, Spain
1993-05-01 Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal
1993-04-24 Flanders Expo, Ghent, Belgium
1993-04-23 Flanders Expo, Ghent, Belgium
1993-04-20 Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1993-04-19 Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1993-04-16 Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England
1993-04-13 Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France
1993-04-11 Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Verona, Italy
1993-04-08 Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
1993-04-07 Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
1993-04-04 Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany
1993-04-03 Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany
1993-03-31 SECC, Glasgow, Scotland
1993-03-23 Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
1992-12-08 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
1992-12-07 Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
1988-07-03 Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden 


"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.

Bruce on the artist


I'm so happy to be here tonight
So glad to be 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
Because let me tell you something
Sometimes you get what you want
And you lose what you have
But there's a song I sing
And I believe 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, hmm
Baby to miss now, yeah
Baby to tease
Sometimes to please, yeah
And I need (you you you you)
And I need (you you you you)
In the morning baby (you you you you)
When the sun go down (you you you you)
Ain't no nobody around you (you you you you)

Whoa listen to me, sometimes I feel like
I feel a little sad inside
My baby mistreat me
And I can't get a little little mad
But I need you (you you you you)
Just to see me through children (you you you you)
Somebody to hold my hand (you you you you)
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
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
I just want somebody to squeeze tonight yeah...