Need Your Loving Tonight

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"Need Your Loving Tonight"
Single by Queen
from the album The Game
B-side "Rock It (Prime Jive)"
Released November 1980 (USA, Japan)
Format Vinyl record (7")
Recorded 1980
Genre Rock
Length 2:49
Label Elektra
Writer(s) John Deacon
Producer(s) Queen and Mack
Queen singles chronology
"Another One Bites the Dust"
(1980)
"Need Your Loving Tonight"
(1980)
"Flash"
(1980)

"Need Your Loving Tonight" is a song by the band Queen and written by bassist John Deacon. It is the fourth track on the first side of their 1980 album The Game and the second song on the album by Deacon (the other being Another One Bites the Dust).

The melody is very Beatles-influenced, although it has a more rock-inspired guitar riff, thus giving the song a power pop sound. "Need Your Loving Tonight" was released as a single in November 1980 and peaked at #44 in the United States.

Live performances[edit]

It was played only scarcely during The Game Tour during the early 1980s; it only lasted this one tour. Also during live performances of the song, Brian May and Roger Taylor sang backing vocals and Freddie Mercury played piano during Brian's guitar solo (both of which were absent in the studio version).

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