Valentino's ( The ) - LOOKIN' FOR A LOVE

First performance: 28/06/1988


Coverinfo

Bruce used this song 42 times as a snippet:
 
during MARY'S PLACE 
2003-03-10 Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, RI
during TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT   
2000-06-04 Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA 
2000-05-03 Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON 
1999-08-06 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1999-08-01 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1999-07-27 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
1999-06-24 Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
1999-05-30 Parkbühne Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany
1999-05-21 Earls Court, London, England
1999-05-19 Earls Court, London, England
1999-05-18 Earls Court, London, England
1999-05-16 NEC Arena, Birmingham, England
1999-05-02 Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England
1999-05-01 Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England
1999-04-28 Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France
1999-04-26 Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
1999-04-24 Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
1999-04-23 Donau Arena, Regensburg, Germany
1999-04-20 FilaForum, Milan, Italy
 
during ROLL OF THE DICE
 
1992-12-17 Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY 
1992-12-14 Boston Garden, Boston, MA
 
during DANCING IN THE DARK

1988-10-15 Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
1988-10-12 Parque Antártica, São Paulo, Brazil
1988-10-03 Olympiáko Stádio "Spyros Louis", Athens, Greece
1988-09-27 Tokyo Domu, Tokyo, Japan
1988-08-03 Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
1988-08-02 Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid, Spain
1988-07-30 Weserstadion, Bremen, West Germany
1988-07-27 Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway
1988-07-25 Københavns Idrætspark, Copenhagen, Denmark
1988-07-22 Waldbühne, West Berlin, West Germany
1988-07-19 Radrennbahn Weissensee, East Berlin, East Germany
1988-07-17 Olympia-Reitstadion Riem, Munich, West Germany
1988-07-14 St. Jakob Stadion, Basel, Switzerland
1988-07-12 Waldstadion, Frankfurt, West Germany
1988-07-10 Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England
1988-07-09 Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England
1988-07-07 RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
1988-07-03 Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
1988-07-02 Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
1988-06-29 Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1988-06-28 Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
 

Songinfo

"Lookin' for a Love" is a song written by J. W. Alexander and Zelda Samuels and was the debut hit of the family group The Valentinos, which featured Bobby Womack. The song originally came off from another song, a gospel hymn, "Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray", recorded and released in 1961 when they were still known as The Womack Brothers. Sam Cooke produced that session as well as the sessions for "Lookin' For a Love". Following the release of "Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray" and convinced that 17-year-old Bobby Womack would "go places", Cooke hired his staff writers J. W. Alexander and Zelda Samuels to rewrite the song as a doo-wop dance number, basing the song's chord structure on the melodic motif found in "Pray". When the brothers were presented with the song, they protested initially fearing a backlash from their minister father, Friendly Womack. However, Cooke convinced them that the song would be a hit and guarantee the Womacks some financial success as well as commercial. Like "Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray", the song featured Bobby on lead. Prior to its release, Cooke suggested a name change, thinking the change would do wonders for their career as it had done for him. Cooke settled on The Valentinos and released the song that spring.
 
 
  

Other cover versions

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Lyrics

I been lookin' for a love
I been lookin' for a love
I'm lookin' for a love
I'm lookin' for a love
Mmmm
Lookin' for a love
Lookin' for awhile
Well now
I'm lookin' here and there
And I'm searching everywhere
And I'm lookin'
I'm lookin'
I'm lookin'
I'm lookin' for a love to call my own
I'm lookin' for a love
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Well now
And I'm lookin' here and there
And I'm searching everywhere
And I'm lookin'
I'm lookin'
I'm lookin'
I'm lookin'
I'm lookin' for a love to call my own
Someone to get up in the morning
And rub my head
Listen
Someone to fix my breakfast
And bring it to my bed
Listen
Someone to do a load of housework
And back with me again
Well now
With lots of love and kisses
And people until then
I'll be lookin' for a love
I'm lookin' for a love
Well, well now
I'm lookin' here and there
And I'm searching everywhere
I'm lookin'
I'm lookin'
I'm lookin'
I'm lookin' for a love to call my own
Yes, someone to be in my corner
All the way
She'll be workin' till then
It don't matter what the people say
I'll give her my love
To soothe her all the time
I'll be glad to have her know
That she's mine, oh mine
But right now
I'm lookin' for a love
Let tell you
Lookin' for a love
Woo-oo
I'm lookin' here and there
And I'm searching everywhere
And I'm lookin'
I'm lookin'
I'm lookin'
I'm lookin' for a love to call my own
Well, I'm goin' lookin'