You Gotta Love Someone

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"You Gotta Love Someone" is a 1990 song by Elton John, written by John along with Bernie Taupin and it was featured on the Days of Thunder soundtrack. The single was one of four new songs included in To Be Continued, a four-disc/four-cassette box set chronicling the career of John. "You Gotta Love Someone" was the lone single released from the album. The single peaked at number forty-three on the Billboard Hot 100, but spent five weeks at number one on the Adult Contemporary chart, his tenth number one on the chart. Produced by Don Was, "You Gotta Love Someone" and three other tracks that close Disc 4 of "To Be Continued ..." ("Made For Me," "Easier To Walk Away" and "I Swear I Heard The Night Talking"), were all recorded in one take each (minus overdubs), according to Elizabeth Rosenthal in her book, "His Song: The Musical History of Elton John." The tracks were also purported to be selections for a possible album project with Was that was later abandoned.

"You Gotta Love Someone" and "Easier To Walk Away" were also included on the Rocket Records 2-CD retrospective "The Very Best of Elton John," issued largely in overseas markets at about the same time "To Be Continued ..." was issued in the U.S.[1]

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "You Gotta Love Someone"
  2. "Medicine Man"
  3. "Medicine Man" (Elton John with Adamski)


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 128. 
Preceded by
"From a Distance" by Bette Midler
Billboard Adult Contemeprory number-one single
December 15, 1990 – January 12, 1991
Succeeded by
"Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" by Stevie B