Some Kind of Wonderful (Soul Brothers Six song)

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"Some Kind of Wonderful"
Single by Soul Brothers Six
B-side "I'll Be Loving You"
Released May 1967
Format 7" single
Recorded March 30, 1967 at Atlantic Studios
(New York City, New York)
Genre Soul
Length 2:38
Label Atlantic 2406
Writer(s) John Ellison
Soul Brothers Six singles chronology
"Don't Neglect Your Baby"
"Some Kind of Wonderful"
"You Better Check Yourself"
"Some Kind of Wonderful"
Single by Grand Funk Railroad
from the album All the Girls in the World Beware!!!
Released December 9, 1974[1]
Recorded 1974 at the Swamp[2]
Genre Rock, blues rock
Length 3:22
Label Capitol 4002
Producer(s) Jimmy Ienner[2]
Grand Funk Railroad singles chronology
"Shinin' On"/"Mr. Pretty Boy"
"Some Kind of Wonderful"
"Bad Time"

"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.[3] 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).

Other versions[edit]


Year Artist Chart Peak
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[10]
2002 Toploader UK Singles Chart 76[11]