Have You Ever Loved Somebody

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For The 1966 Hollies song also recorded by The Searchers, see Evolution (The Hollies album).
"Have You Ever Loved Somebody"
Single by Freddie Jackson
from the album Just Like the First Time
Released December 20, 1986 (1986-12-20)
Recorded November 1985
Length 04:37
  • Barry Eastmond
  • Jolyon Skinner
Freddie Jackson singles chronology
"Tasty Love"
"Have You Ever Loved Somebody"
"I Don't Want to Lose Your Love"

"Have You Ever Loved Somebody" is a 1986 R&B/Soul single by American singer Freddie Jackson. The single was his second one from the album Just Like the First Time and his fifth number one on the Hot Black Singles chart, staying at the top spot for two weeks. "Have You Ever Loved Somebody" peaked at number 69 on the Hot 100,[1] and number 33 on the UK Singles Chart. The music video for Have You Ever Loved Somebody was directed by Michael Oblowitz in Miami and New York, in 1986.


This song was sampled for the Glasses Malone record "Sun Comes Up". Smooth jazz musician Najee covered the song featuring Jackson on his 1998 greatest hits album, The Best of Najee. In 2008, the song was featured on Grand Theft Auto IV's fictional soul/R&B radio station The Vibe 98.8.

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 281.