What the World Needs Now Is Love (album)

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What the World Needs Now Is Love
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 5, 2003
RecordedNovember 2000 - 2003
LabelCurb / Asylum
ProducerDann Huff, Wynonna Judd, Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Narada Michael Walden
Wynonna Judd chronology
New Day Dawning
What the World Needs Now Is Love
Her Story: Scenes from a Lifetime
Singles from What the World Needs Now Is Love
  1. "What the World Needs"
    Released: May 5, 2003
  2. "Heaven Help Me"
    Released: September 13, 2003
  3. "I Want to Know What Love Is"
    Released: August 24, 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars link
Entertainment WeeklyC link
Rolling Stone3/5 stars link

What the World Needs Now Is Love is the sixth studio album by American country music artist Wynonna Judd, released in 2003 as her first album for Curb / Asylum Records. It produced four chart singles; the first of these, which was the title track, reached #14 on the Billboard country charts. It was followed by "Heaven Help Me" at #37 and "Flies on the Butter" (a duet with her mother and one half of The Judds, Naomi Judd) at #33. The fourth and final single, a cover of Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is", did not enter the country charts, but reached #14 on Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and #12 on Hot Dance Airplay.

Also covered on this album is Elvis Presley's "Burning Love"; Wynonna's cover was previously included in the soundtrack to the 2002 film Lilo & Stitch. "I Will Be" was cut by Lila McCann on her 1999 album Something in the Air. Additionally, "You Are" was featured in the soundtrack to the 2003 film Someone Like You, which starred Wynonna's half-sister, Ashley Judd. Finally, "Flies on the Butter" was previously recorded by Lari White on her 1998 album Stepping Stone.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "What the World Needs" (Brett James, Holly Lamar) - 3:37
  2. "Heaven Help Me" (Chuck Cannon, James Dean Hicks) - 4:02
  3. "It All Comes Down to Love" (Cannon) - 3:43
  4. "Flies on the Butter (You Can't Go Home Again)" (Cannon, Austin Cunningham, Allen Shamblin) - 4:30 (Duet with Naomi Judd)
  5. "I Will Be" (Tanya Leah, Bob Farrell) - 4:15
  6. "I Want to Know What Love Is" (Mick Jones) - 5:41
  7. "It's Only Love" (Steve Robson, Wayne Hector) - 4:17
  8. "Sometimes I Feel Like Elvis" (Bryan White, Neil Thrasher, Derek George) - 4:43
  9. "Burning Love" (Dennis Linde) - 3:12
  10. "Who Am I Supposed to Love" (Sarah Nagourney, Chris Rodriguez, Bobby Blazler) - 4:04
  11. "Your Day Will Come" (Stephony Smith, Jeremy Stover) - 3:54
  12. "(No One's Gonna) Break Me Down" (Angelo Petraglia, James, Hillary Lindsey) - 3:16
  13. "You Are" (Wynonna Judd, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Gordon Kennedy) - 4:54
  14. "Rescue Me" (Kathryn Darnell) - 4:04
  15. "I Want To Know What Love Is (Piper Remix Edit)" (Mick Jones) {Bonus Track on selected copies}


Production notes[edit]


Chart (2003) Peak position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 8


  • Allmusic (see infobox)