I Need Your Loving

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"I Need Your Loving"
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Single by The Human League
from the album Crash
B-side"Dub Version"
Released10 November 1986
Format7", 12"
Recorded1986 at Flyte Time in Minneapolis
LabelVirgin Records
Songwriter(s)James Harris III, Terry Lewis, David Eiland, Langston Richey, Danny C. Williams, H. Randall Davis
Producer(s)Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
The Human League singles chronology
"I Need Your Loving"
"Love Is All That Matters"

"I Need Your Loving" is the second single to be taken from the British synthpop group The Human League's 1986 album, Crash.

This song was written by Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, David Eiland, Langston Richey, Danny C. Williams and H. Randall Davis (a.k.a. Randy Ran); and like many others from the album, was aimed towards the United States market, where the first single from Crash, "Human", had reached number one. The single was recorded at the Flyte Time studios Minneapolis under the production of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis while the Human League had been in residence from February until April 1986. After the huge success of "Human", Virgin Records selected "I Need Your Loving" as the second single to be released from "Crash" without consulting the band. The choice was a serious mistake and the single flopped badly on both sides of the Atlantic. In the UK it was promoted with a cheaply and badly filmed music video and it became the band's worst showing in the UK charts ever, only reaching number 72.[1] The song was savaged by critics at the time and has now been largely disowned by the band since.[2][3]

Music video[edit]

The video for "I Need Your Loving" was recorded on a very limited budget compared to previous Human League videos. It was directed by Andy Morahan, who had done the previous video for "Human". In many ways the video is a rehash of the video for The Lebanon, being filmed at a fake concert/studio appearance to an audience of extras. The camera swings wildly around the band as they play the song, and continually focuses in and out in time with the music, which caused some viewers to complain it made them feel motion sick.[3]


Chart (1987) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 44
U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 52


  1. ^ "Artist Chart History - The Human League". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  2. ^ Made In Sheffield
  3. ^ a b http://www.league-online.com

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