Some Kind of Wonderful (Soul Brothers Six song)
- For other uses, see Some Kind of Wonderful (disambiguation)
|"Some Kind of Wonderful"|
|Single by Soul Brothers Six|
|B-side||"I'll Be Loving You"|
|Recorded||March 30, 1967 at Atlantic Studios
(New York City, New York)
|Soul Brothers Six singles chronology|
|"Some Kind of Wonderful"|
|Single by Grand Funk Railroad|
|from the album All the Girls in the World Beware!!!|
|Released||December 9, 1974|
|Recorded||1974 at the Swamp|
|Genre||Rock, blues rock|
|Grand Funk Railroad singles chronology|
"Some Kind of Wonderful" is a song written by John Ellison and first recorded by his group, Soul Brothers Six, in 1967, peaking at number 91 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It is not related to the other song by the same name written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King (and recorded by artists including The Drifters and Marvin Gaye).
- The Fantastic Johnny C covered the song in 1968, reaching number 87 on the Billboard Hot 100.
- In 1974, Grand Funk Railroad recorded the song for the group's album All the Girls in the World Beware!!!. Reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100 on 22 February 1975, it ranked #74 on Billboard's Hot 100 year-end chart for 1975 (but the 27 December 1975 print edition of Billboard, which contained the Hot 100 for 1975 that Casey Kasem followed, erred in placing it at #6 and in placing all the songs from #6 through #73 one position lower apiece) and is one of the band's best-known songs. Their version of the song appeared in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the fictitious radio station K-DST.
- British blue-eyed soul band Q-Tips (featuring lead singer and guitarist Paul Young) recorded a version on their 1980 debut album, although on the label it was mistakenly credited to Goffin and King.
- Country Music legend Conway Twitty released a cover on his 1977 album Play Guitar Play.
- Buddy Guy released a version of the song on his 1993 album Feels Like Rain.
- Huey Lewis and the News charted with their own version, including it on their 1994 covers album Four Chords & Several Years Ago.
- Little Milton and Delbert McClinton collaborated on a cover version for Milton's 1999 album "Welcome to Little Milton".
- Toploader released a version on their 2002 album Magic Hotel.
- Joss Stone released a version on her 2003 debut album, The Soul Sessions.
|1967||Soul Brothers Six||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||91|
|1968||The Fantastic Johnny C||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||87|
|1975||Grand Funk Railroad||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||3|
|1994||Huey Lewis and the News||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||44|
|U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary||7|
|2002||Toploader||UK Singles Chart||76|
- Tedds, David K. (2006). Greatest Hits (CD liner). Grand Funk Railroad. Hollywood, California, United States: Capitol Records. 509992-34915-26.
- All the Girls in the World Beware!!! (Vinyl sleeve). Grand Funk. Capitol Records. 1974. SO-11356.
- Soul Brothers Six, "Some Kind of Wonderful" Chart Position Retrieved March 21, 2015
- The Fantastic Johnny C, "(She's) Some Kind of Wonderful" Chart Position Retrieved March 21, 2015
- Download this song GoMusicNow
- Grand Funk Railroad, "Some Kind of Wonderful" Chart Positions Retrieved March 21, 2015
- Q-Tips, Q-Tips Retrieved March 21, 2015
- Allmusic.com album profile
- Streaming clip hosted on Youtube.com
- COUNTRY SINGLES Compiled by Billboard magazine NewsLibrary.com
- Toploader, "Some Kind of Wonderful" Chart Position Retrieved March 21, 2015
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