Need Your Loving Tonight

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"Need Your Loving Tonight"
Single by Queen
from the album The Game
B-side"Rock It (Prime Jive)"
ReleasedNovember 1980 (USA, Japan)
FormatVinyl record (7")
Recorded1980
GenrePower pop[1]
Length2:49
LabelElektra
Songwriter(s)John Deacon
Producer(s)Queen, Reinhold Mack
Queen singles chronology
"Another One Bites the Dust"
(1980)
"Need Your Loving Tonight"
(1980)
"Flash"
(1980)

"Need Your Loving Tonight" is a song by the rock band Queen and written by bass guitarist John Deacon. It is the fourth track on the first side of their 1980 album The Game and the second song on the album by Deacon (the other being "Another One Bites the Dust").

Reception[edit]

It was released as a single in November 1980 and peaked at #44 in the United States. Allmusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine felt that the band sounded like Boston on the song.[2] Ultimate Classic Rock critic Eduardo Rivadavia described the song as "infectious power pop."[3] Rolling Stone critic Steve Pond regarded "Need Your Loving Tonight" as the best rock 'n' roll song on The Game, but complained that it "keeps tripping over its sluggish power chords."[4]

Live performances[edit]

It was played only scarcely during The Game Tour during the early 1980s; it only lasted this one tour. Also during live performances of the song, Brian May and Roger Taylor sang backing vocals and Freddie Mercury played piano during Brian's guitar solo (both of which were absent in the studio version).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, E. (30 June 2015). "How Queen Reached a Turning Point With 'The Game'". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  2. ^ Erlewine, S.T. "The Game". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  3. ^ Rivadavia, E. (30 June 2015). "How Queen Reached a Turning Point With 'The Game'". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  4. ^ Pond, S. (18 September 1980). "The Game". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2 November 2016.

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