Song for Whoever

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"Song for Whoever"
The Beautiful South - Song For Whoever.jpg
Single by The Beautiful South
from the album Welcome to the Beautiful South
Released July, 1989
Format CD single, 7" single
Recorded 1988
Length 4:05
Label Go! Discs
Writer(s) Paul Heaton, Dave Rotheray
Producer(s) Mike Hedges, John Rowley
The Beautiful South singles chronology
"Song for Whoever"
"You Keep It All In"

"Song for Whoever" is a song by The Beautiful South, written by band members Paul Heaton, and David Rotheray The first and highest charting single from the debut album Welcome to the Beautiful South it peaked at number 2 in the UK charts in 1989[1] Considered typical of the band's gently subversive, self-reflexive signature style,[2] it is sung from the point of view of a cynical songwriter who romances women solely to get material for love songs.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Paul Heaton; all music composed by Paul Heaton, Dave Rotheray.

No. Title Length
1. "Song for Whoever" (single version) 4:05
2. "Straight in at 37" 4:28
3. "You and Your Big Ideas" 4:17

Cover Version in 1991, Hong Kong singer Soft Hard covered this song in Cantonese.


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