Turn Me On (Mark Dinning song)

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"Turn Me On"
Single by Norah Jones
from the album First Sessions/Come Away with Me
Released 2003
Format CD single
Recorded 2002
Genre Jazz, pop
Length 2:34
Label Blue Note
Writer(s) John D. Loudermilk
Producer(s) Lee Alexander, Norah Jones
Norah Jones singles chronology
"Come Away with Me"
(2003)
"Turn Me On"
(2004)
"Sunrise"
(2004)

"Turn Me On" is a song by John D. Loudermilk that was first recorded and released by Mark Dinning in 1961, as the B-side to his single "Lonely Island." Other notable versions are by Nellie Rutherford and Nina Simone.[1] Norah Jones released her version as the last single from her debut album Come Away with Me. The song was also performed by Shelby Dressel during her American Idol audition.[2] It has been suggested that the song influenced the composition of Leonard Cohen's 1969 song "Bird on the Wire".[3]


Norah Jones version[edit]

Jones's cover was the seventh track on her debut album. This version also appeared in the movie Love Actually and is on its soundtrack.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Canadian Singles Chart 10
French Singles Chart 92

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ihesm.com/Loudermilk2.html songs written by John D. Loudermilk, Part 2: 1960-1963
  2. ^ Pleasant, Rachel "Forging Ahead, Despite Elimination", 'The Ledger', February 22, 2010.
  3. ^ Hickerson, Joe (22 March 2007). "The Songfinder: A Reader-Assisted Song Search Service". Sing Out!: The Folk Song Magazine. Retrieved 21 December 2012.