Somebody Help Me

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the 2007 film, see Somebody Help Me (film).
"Somebody Help Me"
Single by The Spencer Davis Group
B-side "Stevie's Blues"
Released March 1966
Format 7", 45rpm
Label Fontana TF679 (UK)[1]
Atco 45-6416 (US - first issue)
United Artists UA50162 (US -
second issue, 1967,
b/w "On the Green Light")
Writer(s) Jackie Edwards[1]
Producer(s) Chris Blackwell[1] (Island Record Production)
The Spencer Davis Group singles chronology
"Keep On Running"
(1965)
"Somebody Help Me"
(1966)
"When I Come Home"
(1966)

"Somebody Help Me" is a single by The Spencer Davis Group, which was released in 1966. It became a number-one hit in the UK Singles Chart.[1] It remained at the UK chart summit for two weeks in April 1966.[2]

Like "Keep on Running", it was composed by Jackie Edwards.[1]

The Everly Brothers also released a version on their album Two Yanks in England, released in mid 1966.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 100. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 190. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Richie Unterberger. "Two Yanks in England - The Everly Brothers | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
Preceded by
"The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" by The Walker Brothers
UK number-one single
14 April 1966 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" by Dusty Springfield