♫ You Gotta Love Someone ♫

I’m in the mood for some Elton tonight … anybody else?  I can’t offer much information about this one, such as what inspired Elton and Bernie Taupin to write it, or interesting trivia about the song, for I’ve searched high and low and there just isn’t any.  Some songs have page after page of background information, but every now and again I hit on one that just has none.

It was released in 1990 as a single from the Days of Thunder soundtrack; the single was also used to promote the Rocket Records 2-CD retrospective “The Very Best of Elton John,” issued largely in overseas markets excluding the U.S., where the more expansive box set “To Be Continued…” was issued.

The single peaked at number forty-three on the Billboard Hot 100, but spent five weeks at number one on the Adult Contemporary chart, his tenth number one on the chart (which is interesting, as the single was not released in America).

So, just sit back, close your eyes and listen …

You Gotta Love Someone
Elton John

You can win the fight, you can grab a piece of the sky
You can break the rules but before you try
You gotta love someone
You gotta love someone

You can stop the world, steal the face from the moon
You can beat the clock, but before high noon
You gotta love someone
You gotta love someone

You’ve got one life with a reason
You need two hearts on one side
When you stand alone and there’s no one there
To share the way it feels inside and baby

You can cheat the devil and slice a piece of the sun
Burn up the highway but before you run
You gotta love someone
You gotta love someone

When you’re gonna play with fire
You let someone share the heat
When you’re on your own and there’s no one there
To cool the flames beneath your feet and baby

You can win the fight, you can grab a piece of the sky
You can break the rules but before you try
You gotta love someone
You gotta love someone

You gotta love someone
You gotta love someone

Songwriters: Elton John / Bernie Taupin
You Gotta Love Someone lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

8 thoughts on “♫ You Gotta Love Someone ♫

  1. You’ve got my memory all screwed up, Jill. This is a nice song, but not the one I was thinking it might be. I tried looking on YouTube, where I found “Gotta Love Somebody” by Rick Springfield, but that wasn’t right either. The line was very similar, but I cannot catch it or the correct tune. It may have been John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Band, but it could as easily be some one-hit wonder. Aaaaarrrggh! Help Me, Girl.

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    • I think Elton is doing his final farewell tour soon … perhaps if he comes close to you, you could go! Bummer about the concert being canceled after you drove all that way. I’ve never seen either in person … in fact, I’ve never been to a concert in all my 67 years!

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