Song Lyric Sunday – Van Morrison – Cover of Rolling Stone

Artists who have appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine is our prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. What a fantastic subject suggested by our host Jim Adams! It was fun just scrolling through the list going back to the 1960s. My choice is probably my most favorite artist of all time, Van Morrison. He appeared on issue #62 July 9, 1970. The song I picked is ‘Someone Like You’, a favorite of mine. It was written and recorded much later than the magazine issue.

The Song

“Someone Like You” is a song written by Northern Irish singer and songwriter Van Morrison and recorded on his seventeenth studio album, Poetic Champions Compose (1987). It has become a wedding and movie classic and the song subsequently furnished the framework for one of Morrison’s most popular classics and love ballads, “Have I Told You Lately”, released in 1989.

In 1987, the single charted at number 28 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary in the U.S.In 2019, it peaked at #1 on the Ireland radio airplay chart.

“Someone Like You” was recorded in the summer of 1987 at Wool Hall Studios in Beckington, Somerset with Mick Glossop as engineer.

This song was released again on two of Morrison’s compilation albums in 2007. A remastered version has been included in the album, Still on Top – The Greatest Hits and it is one of the songs on Van Morrison’s 2007 compilation album, Van Morrison at the Movies – Soundtrack Hits.

The song was featured in the following movies:

Only the Lonely (1991)
Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
French Kiss (1995)
One Fine Day (1996)
Someone Like You (2001)
Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
American Sniper (2014)

Charlie’s Angel Farrah Fawcett was a huge fan of Van Morrison. When the actress was dying of cancer and too sick to attend one of his concerts, the Irish singer taped it especially for her. It was one of the last things she ever watched.

Courtesy of Wiki and Songfacts

The Song Lyrics

I've been searching a long time
Someone exactly like you
I've been traveling all around the world
Waiting for you to come through

Someone like you makes it all worth while
Someone like you keeps me satisfied
Someone exactly like you

I've been travelin' a hard road
Baby, lookin' for someone exactly like you
I've been carryin' my heavy load
Waiting for the light to come shining through

Someone like you makes it all worth while
Someone like you keeps me satisfied
Someone exactly like you

I've been doin' some soul searching
To find out where you're at
I've been up and down the highway
In all kinds of foreign lands

Someone like you makes it all worth while
Someone like you keeps me satisfied
Someone exactly like you

I've been all around the world
Marching to the beat of a different drum
But just lately I have realized
Maybe the best is yet to come

Someone like you makes it all worth while
Someone like you keeps me satisfied
Someone exactly like you
Someone exactly like you
Someone exactly like you

Writer/s: Van Morrison
Publisher: BMG Rights Management
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

  8 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – Van Morrison – Cover of Rolling Stone

  1. November 13, 2022 at 9:10 am

    Van knew how to sing a love song. Great choice Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 14, 2022 at 8:40 am

      Thanks Jim

  2. November 13, 2022 at 3:11 am

    Absolutely well deserved Brilliant 💜

    • Christine Bolton
      November 13, 2022 at 7:19 am

      Thanks Willow ☺️💕

  3. November 13, 2022 at 1:33 am

    He was on a bunch of covers, and he deserved to be.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 13, 2022 at 7:19 am

      Yes indeed he was ☺️💕

  4. November 12, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Great choice ~ I love van Morrison!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 13, 2022 at 7:20 am

      Thanks Paula. He’s my favorite 💕☺️

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