Ever So Lonely

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"Ever So Lonely"
Single-Ever So Lonely-Monsoon-1982 cover.jpg
Single by Monsoon
from the album Third Eye
B-side"Sunset over the Ganges"
ReleasedMarch 1982
Format7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
RecordedRockfield Studios
GenreWorld music
LabelThe Mobile Suit Corporation
Songwriter(s)Steve Coe
Producer(s)Hugh Jones and Steve Coe
Alternative cover
12" single cover
12" single cover

"Ever So Lonely" is a song written by Steve Coe and originally recorded by Monsoon with Sheila Chandra on vocals. The single went on to be a No. 12 hit in the UK in April 1982, staying for nine weeks on the chart.[1]

It was a hit in the UK, Europe and Australia but was never released as a single in the United States. Chandra was aged only 16 and had just left school when her first single was a hit.

The band were later signed to Phonogram after being discovered by David Claridge and the song was the first release on his new label "The Mobile Suit Corporation".[2] Several different remixes were made including three by Monsoon, two by Ben Chapman, and several by Jakatta). The song eventually reached #12 in the UK.[3]

Reviewing the band, iTunes said:

""The band's pop songs were no different than most, but the addition of Indian instrumentation and Chandra's wonderful voice evoked images of the Orient seldom seen on the British pop charts since George Harrison's excursions with the Beatles."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Steve Coe, except where noted.

7" single: CORP 2[edit]

Side one
1."Ever So Lonely"3:58
Side two
1."Sunset Over the Ganges"3:12

12" single: CORP 212[edit]

Side one
1."Ever So Lonely (Extended Version)"6:20
Side two
1."Sunset Over the Ganges"3:15

Jakatta version[edit]

"So Lonely"
Single by Jakatta & Monsoon
from the album Visions
B-side"So Lonely (Remix)"
Format7", 12"
GenreHouse, dance, world
Length3:41 (Radio Edit), 7:44 (Original Version)
LabelRulin records
Songwriter(s)Steve Coe, Dave Lee
Jakatta & Monsoon singles chronology
"American Dream (Remix)"
"So Lonely"

"So Lonely" is a 2001 song by Jakatta & Monsoon from Jakatta's album Visions. It was a remix of the original song in a house music style & uses Sheila Chandra's vocals. It surpassed the chart success of the No. 12 original 1982 version, reaching a peak of No. 8. It also reached No. 51 in Australia. It is Jakatta's third most successful single, behind "American Dream" (No. 3) and "My Vision" (No. 6).


The Art of Trance track "Monsoon" (2000) features a vocal sample from "Ever So Lonely".[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Chart Stats: Monsoon". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Monsoon - Ever So Lonely (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  3. ^ "UK Top 40 Chart Archive, British Singles & Album Charts". EveryHit.com. 2000-03-16. Archived from the original on 2007-07-18. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  4. ^ "Monsoon - EP" at itunes.apple.com

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