Peak UK Chart Position: #21 in January 1995.

A first week peak and third chart hit for the dance production trio behind Loveland, who were Paul Taylor, Paul Waterman, and Mark Hadfield. “Let The Music (Lift You Up)” had been their first, and ultimately, biggest hit (#16) in April 1994, with different versions available – some credited as ‘featuring Rachel McFarlane’, and some as ‘versus Darlene Lewis’ (and, more confusingly, some both – indeed, they did both appear together on Top of the Pops).

Quick facts:

  • “I Need Somebody” was a hit twice in 1995, not unusual for a dance release that year as many did peak much higher on second release. However, this managed a mere number 38 in November.
  • Despite the featured vocalist credit, Rachel McFarlane was an actual member of Loveland. Starting off aged twelve as a gospel singer, she went on to achieve success as a dance music vocalist – ultimately hitting number one with LMC on “Take Me To The Clouds Above” in 2004.
  • Loveland’s Paul Waterman was the son of pop impresario Pete Waterman. He passed away on January 3rd 2005 after being hospitalised due to a serious illness.
  • Mark Hadfield was a member of Urban Cookie Collective prior to Loveland. He has also had commercial and dance chart success under aliases including Lovefreekz (“Shine” #6 in 2005), and Andre Neumann, and was a member of Lucid (“I Can’t Help Myself” #7 in 1998).

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