Some Kind of Wonderful (The Drifters song)
|"Some Kind of Wonderful"|
|Single by The Drifters|
|Format||7" 45 rpm|
|Songwriter(s)||Gerry Goffin, Carole King|
|Producer(s)||Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller|
|The Drifters singles chronology|
"Some Kind of Wonderful" is a song by Gerry Goffin and Carole King that was first released by the Drifters in 1961. (It is not related to another song of the same name which was written by John Ellison and first released by Soul Brothers Six in 1967).
Notable covers include versions by Marvin Gaye (1967), Jay and the Americans (1970), Carole King (1971), Peter Cincotti (2004), Aled Jones featuring Cerys Matthews (2007), and Michael Bublé on the deluxe editions of his fourth studio album, Crazy Love (2010).
On the double album The Drifters 24 Original Hits (UK, 1975, Atlantic Records), the song is mistakenly credited to John Ellison. Conversely, on the Q-Tips' self-titled debut album (UK, 1980, Chrysalis Records), the Ellison song is mistakenly credited to Goffin and King 
- Ertegun, Ahmet; et al. (2001). "What'd I say?", The Atlantic Story: 50 Years of Music. New York: Welcome Rain Publishers. p. 532. ISBN 978-1-56649-048-1. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
'Some Kind Of Wonderful' by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, with Rudy Lewis on lead vocals, is released by The Drifters. It goes to #6 R&B and #32 Pop.
- Greg Adams (1970-02-28). "Wax Museum - Jay & the Americans | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-09-30.
- "The Drifters - 24 Original Hits (Vinyl, LP, LP, Album)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-09-30.
- "Q-Tips* - Q-Tips (Vinyl, LP, Album)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-09-30.