What the World Needs Now Is Love

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"What the World Needs Now is Love" is an American 1965 pop song by Jackie DeShannon. It was first recorded and made popular by DeShannon. It was released on April 15, 1965. It peaked at number 7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

The song is about wanting love and dealing with prejudice.

Other singers have recorded the song. They include Dionne Warwick.

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The song contains the memorable lines:

"What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of..".