You Gotta Love Someone

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"You Gotta Love Someone"
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Single by Elton John
from the album Days of Thunder (soundtrack) and The Very Best of Elton John
B-side"Medicine Man"
Released31 August 1990
FormatVinyl record (7", 12"), audio cassette, CD
RecordedLos Angeles, July 1990
Length4:58
LabelMCA, DJM, Rocket/Phonogram
Songwriter(s)Elton John, Bernie Taupin
Producer(s)Don Was
Elton John singles chronology
"Club at the End of the Street"
(1990)
"You Gotta Love Someone"
(1990)
"Easier to Walk Away"
(1990)

"You Gotta Love Someone" is a 1990 song by Elton John, written by John along with Bernie Taupin and was released as a single from the Days of Thunder soundtrack; the single was also used to promote the Rocket Records 2-CD retrospective The Very Best of Elton John, issued largely in overseas markets excluding the United States, where the more expansive box set To Be Continued... was issued.[1] Despite not being released in the US, the single peaked at number forty-three on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent five weeks at number one on the Adult Contemporary chart, his tenth number one on the chart. The song also topped the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart for a week, becoming John's fourteenth number-one single in Canada.

Produced by Don Was, "You Gotta Love Someone" and the three other tracks that close Disc 4 of "To Be Continued ..." (along with "Made For Me," "Easier To Walk Away" and "I Swear I Heard The Night Talking," the latter of which was released first as a b-side of the single in France), were all recorded in one take each (minus overdubs).[2] The tracks were also purported to be selections for a possible album project that was later abandoned.

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Andy Morahan.[3] It is very similar overall to his 1993 video for Billy Joel's hit "The River of Dreams", with several elements from the earlier video (such as lighting, sets, locations, camera angles, tinting etc.) being re-used with very slight variations in the later one.

Track listings[edit]

CD single / 12" single

  1. "You Gotta Love Someone"
  2. "Medicine Man"
  3. "Medicine Man" (Elton John with Adamski)

7" double A-side

  • A. "You Gotta Love Someone"
  • AA. "Sacrifice"

7" single

  • A. You Gotta Love Someone
  • B. Medicine Man

7" single (France)

  • A. You Gotta Love Someone
  • B. I Swear I Heard the Night Talking

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Elizabeth Rosenthal, His Song: The Musical History of Elton John.
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  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Elton John – You Gotta Love Someone" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
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  7. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 1423." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 1418." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Elton John – You Gotta Love Someone" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Elton John – You Gotta Love Someone". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  11. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – You Gotta Love Someone". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 50, 1990" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Elton John – You Gotta Love Someone" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Charts.nz – Elton John – You Gotta Love Someone". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Notowanie nr468" (in Polish). LP3. 8 February 1991. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  17. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  18. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, January 26, 1991
  19. ^ "Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1990". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  20. ^ "Top 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 1990". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  21. ^ "RPM 100 Hit Tracks of 1991". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  22. ^ "RPM 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 1991". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 12 April 2019.