Bring It On Home to Me" is a 1962 soul song, written and recorded by R&B singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. The song, about infidelity, was a hit for Cooke and has become a pop standard covered by numerous artists of different genres. It is one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. Cooke's recorded version has Lou Rawls singing responses as an uncredited background singer.
Single release [ edit ]
"Bring It On Home to Me" backed with "Having a Party" was released in the U.S. on RCA Victor (cat.#8036) in May 1962. The latter track charted first, peaking at #17 early in the summer of 1962 before the lead track climbed the chart, reaching #13 later that summer.
Lou Rawls featured as a backing vocalist on both tracks.
Cover versions [ edit ]
This article may contain excessive, poor, or irrelevant examples. (May 2012)
The most significant
cover versions of the song include the hit versions by
The Animals, Eddie Floyd, and Ben Mills.
Billy Joe Royal
Lou Rawls, who sang background vocals on the original song, recorded his own charting version in 1970.
Smokey Robinson and Bryan Adams dueted on "Bring It On Home To Me", live at the Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame, Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, in 1993.
Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee released a version of the song in their 1973 album . Sonny & Brownie In 1976,
Mickey Gilley hit number one on the country chart with his cover. [1 ]
Tab Benoit sangs a blues rendition of this song on his album Brother To The Blues. In the
United Kingdom, The Faces released this song as part of a medley with " You Send Me" and charted it on the UK Singles Chart at #7 as a double A-side with " Farewell". Rod Stewart later covered this song as a medley with Cooke's "You Send Me" on his solo album, . Smiler
Wilson Pickett covered this song on 1968's I'm In Love.
Otis Redding covered this song with Carla Thomas.
Paul McCartney recorded this song twice: first in 1988 for his album , and again in 2006 with Снова в СССР George Benson and Al Jarreau for the album . Givin It Up (For Love)
John Lennon covered the song on his album in 1975. Rock 'n' Roll
Van Morrison's 1974 live album, contained his version. It's Too Late to Stop Now [2 ] [3 ] The
Dixie Chicks performed it bluegrass style on their debut album, , and later recorded " Thank Heavens for Dale Evans You Send Me" for their second album, . Little Ol' Cowgirl
Sonny & Cher recorded it as a B-side to " Little Man". Another cover was included as a hidden song on
The Von Bondies album , with Lack of Communication Marcie Bolen on lead vocals. [4 ]
Bon Jovi performed a live cover of this song with Steve Perry [5 ]
Britt Daniel, recorded a cover of this song for the compilation . Bridging the Distance
Eddie Floyd and Duffy performed it on Jools Holland's . Hootenanny
Dave Mason covered the tune on his 1974 solo album Dave Mason. [6 ]
Sister Hazel included a version on their debut self-titled album in 1994 (remastered and re-released in 2005) Sister Hazel
M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel of the group She & Him regularly perform a cover of this song live at their concerts, including an in-studio session at KEXP-FM on June 29, 2007. [7 ]
The New Standards included a version on their 2008 album Rock and Roll.
Jimmy Barnes included a version of it on his album as a duet with Soul Deep Johnny Diesel.
Aretha Franklin included a cover of the song on her 1969 album . Soul '69
Michael Bolton covered the song on his 1992 album . Timeless: The Classics
Rita MacNeil covered the song on her 1992 album Thinking of You. It was released as the album's first single and charted on the pop and country charts. RPM
Delta Spirit cover the song live, as an intro to their song "Trashcan", from their album, Ode to Sunshine. [8 ]
Robson & Jerome covered the song on their 1996 album, . Take Two
Status Quo recorded the song for their 1991 album, . Rock 'til You Drop
R. Kelly covered this song on . Later...with Jools Holland
Grayson Hugh recorded his live version of this song, which he would often close his shows with, during his "Blind To Reason" North American Tour, 1988 - '89. The
Roy Hargrove Quintet included a live version of the song on their album Εarfood (2008).
Darren Criss performs the song at many of his live performances.
Chart performance [ edit ]
Sam Cooke version [ edit ]
The Animals version [ edit ]
Eddie Floyd version [ edit ]
Lou Rawls version [ edit ]
Mickey Gilley version [ edit ]
Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 1
RPM Country Tracks 1
References [ edit ]
Heylin, Clinton (2003).
Can You Feel the Silence? Van Morrison: A New Biography, Chicago Review Press ISBN 1-55652-542-7
External links [ edit ]