Lonely Island (song)
|Single by Sam Cooke|
|from the album Hit Kit|
|A-side||"You Were Made for Me"|
|Released||March 24, 1958|
|Recorded||August 23, 1957
(Los Angeles, California)
|Genre||Rhythm and blues, soul|
|Sam Cooke singles chronology|
"Lonely Island" is a song by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, released on March 24, 1958 by Keen Records. The song peaked at number 10 on Billboard's Hot R&B Sides chart, and also charted within the top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100.
The emphasis of the recording session in which "Lonely Island" was cut was to record ballads. “The sound was pure pop, with the same antiseptic chorus to which [former label Specialty Records owner] Art [Rupe] had so vociferously objected, and whatever the pedigree of the material, or its limitations, Sam carried off the performance without a hint of hesitation, condescension, or awe,” said biographer Peter Guralnick.
Charts and certifications
|US Billboard Hot 100||26|
|US Hot R&B Sides (Billboard)||10|