Whenever You Need Somebody (song)

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"Whenever You Need Somebody"
Single by Rick Astley
from the album Whenever You Need Somebody
Released1987 (UK)
Format7" single, 12" single
Songwriter(s)Stock Aitken Waterman
Producer(s)Stock Aitken Waterman
Rick Astley singles chronology
"Never Gonna Give You Up"
"Whenever You Need Somebody"
"When I Fall in Love/My Arms Keep Missing You"
"Never Gonna Give You Up"
"Whenever You Need Somebody"
"When I Fall in Love/My Arms Keep Missing You"

"Whenever You Need Somebody" is a song originally sang by Rick Astley. The song's style is pop-dance. It was the second single released by Astley, and it is the title track of Astley's debut album Whenever You Need Somebody, that was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman.

It was a successful European hit, following the pattern of the artist previous smash single "Never Gonna Give You Up". It was never released as a single in the U.S.

List of tracks[change | change source]

7" single
  1. "Whenever You Need Somebody" (3:26)
  2. "Just Good Friends" (3:45)
7" single - Picture-disc
  1. "Whenever You Need Somebody" (3:26)
  2. "Just Good Friends" (3:45)
12" maxi
  1. "Whenever You Need Somebody" (lonely hearts mix) (7:34)
  2. "Whenever You Need Somebody" (instrumental) (3:50)
  3. "Just Good Friends" (3:45)

Peak position in international singles charts[change | change source]

Chart (1987-1988) Peak
Austrian Singles Chart[1] 4
French SNEP Singles Chart[1] 11
German Singles Chart[2] 1
Irish Singles Chart[3] 3
Norwegian Singles Chart[1] 2
Spanish Singles Chart 2
Sweden Singles Chart[1] 1
Swiss Singles Chart[1] 1
UK Singles Chart[4] 3

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Whenever You Need Somebody", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 14, 2008)
  2. German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  3. Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved February 14, 2008)
  4. UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved August 8, 2008)