Someone like You (Van Morrison song)

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"Someone Like You"
Single by Van Morrison
from the album Poetic Champions Compose
A-side "Someone Like You"
B-side "Celtic Excavation"
Released November 1987
Recorded Summer 1987, Wool Hall Studios, Beckington
Genre Smooth Jazz
Length 4:06
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Van Morrison
Producer(s) Van Morrison
Van Morrison singles chronology
"Did Ye Get Healed?"
(1987)
"Someone Like You"
(1987)
"Queen of the Slipstream"
(1988)
Poetic Champions Compose track listing
"Celtic Excavation"
(6)
"Someone Like You"
(7)
"Alan Watts Blues"
(8)

"Someone Like You" is a popular, romantic ballad written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison and recorded on his 1987 album, Poetic Champions Compose. It has become a wedding and movie classic and the song would subsequently furnish the framework for another of his most popular classics and love ballads, Have I Told You Lately, that was released in 1989.[1]

In 1987 the single charted at #28 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary in the U. S.[2]

Recording[edit]

"Someone Like You" was recorded in the summer of 1987 at Wool Hall Studios in Beckington with Mick Glossop as engineer.[3]

Other releases[edit]

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.

Movies featuring "Someone Like You"[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Covers[edit]

"Someone Like You" is a popularly performed cover song, with the best-known versions by Dina Carroll,[4] Vanessa L. Williams,[5] Shawn Colvin[6] and John Waite.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hage. The Words and Music of Van Morrison. p. 109
  2. ^ Van Morrison chart history at Billboard.com
  3. ^ Heylin, Can You Feel the Silence?, p. 525
  4. ^ "Dina Carroll: Someone Like You". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  5. ^ "Vanessa L. Williams, Next Album Review". Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  6. ^ "One Fine Day (Original Soundtrack)". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-11-14. 
  7. ^ "allmusic (((John Waite > Songs > All Songs)))". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-11-14. 

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