I Need a Lover

John Cougar Mellencamp song

I Need a Lover is a 1978 debut song by John Mellencamp and was covered by Pat Benatar for her 1979 album In the Heat of the Night.

"I Need a Lover"
Single by John Cougar
from the album John Cougar
B-side"Welcome to Chinatown"
1979 (U.S.)
Recorded1978 at AIR Studios, London, England[1]
GenreHard rock
Length5:38,[1] 3:30 (Single)
Songwriter(s)John Mellencamp
Producer(s)John Punter[1]
John Cougar singles chronology
"I Need a Lover"

Pat Benatar version change

"I Need a Lover"
Single by Pat Benatar
from the album In the Heat of the Night
B-side"No You Don't"
ReleasedAugust 1979[2]
Songwriter(s)John Mellencamp
Pat Benatar singles chronology
"We Live for Love"
"I Need a Lover"
"Rated X"

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Best That I Could Do 1978–1988 (CD liner). John Mellencamp. U.S.: Mercury Records. 1997. p. 9. 314 536 738-2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  2. Benatar, Pat (2010). Between a Rock and a Heart Place (1st ed.). William Morrow. p. 61. ISBN 978-0-06-195377-4.