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.
“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
Van knew how to sing a love song. Great choice Christine.
Absolutely well deserved Brilliant 💜
Thanks Willow ☺️💕
He was on a bunch of covers, and he deserved to be.
Yes indeed he was ☺️💕
Great choice ~ I love van Morrison!
Thanks Paula. He’s my favorite 💕☺️