Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
Song Lyrics / Chart History / Artist Information

  • Written & originally performed by country artist Lady Antebellum (Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood, & Hillary Scott)
  • The band was formed in 2006
  • Hillary Scott is the daughter of country music singer Linda Davis
  • Charles Kelly has an older brother who is a pop songwriter / performer
  • Signed to a recording contract with Capitol Records in 2007, the trio's first major break came when they performed with adult contemporary artist Jim Brickman on his single "Never Alone", which reached #7 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart
  • Fueled by this success, coupled with a successful debut album "Lady Antebellum ", the group released their second album "Need You Now ", which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in 2010
  • The single "Need You Now" was released in 2009, prior to the release of the album
  • The single went on to earn the #1 spot on the Billboard Country Singles chart, and reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
  •  It is only the second country song to make it to #1 on the Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 charts since Faith Hill's song "Breathe" (also performed by Oracle), back in 2000
  • "Need You Now " also reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart, making it a true crossover hit
  • The song won Song of the Year as well as Single of the Year at the 2010 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards
  • Additionally, the band Lady Antebellum won for Vocal Group of the Year

Oracle Band MP3 / RealAudio Samples

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Song Lyrics - Song Title

Picture perfect memories scattered all around the floor
Reachiní for the phone Ďcause I canít fight it anymore
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time

Itís a quarter after one
Iím all alone
And I need you now
Said I wouldnít call
But Iíve lost all control
And I need you now
And I donít know how I can do without
I just need you now

Another shot of whiskey, canít stop looking at the door
Wishing youíd come sweeping in the way you did before
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time

Itís a quarter after one
Iím a little drunk
And I need you now
Said I wouldnít call
But Iíve lost all control
And I need you now
And I donít know how I can do without
I just need you now

Yes Iíd rather hurt than feel nothing at all

Itís a quarter after one
Iím all alone
And I need you now

And I said I wouldnít call,
But Iím a little drunk
And I need you now

And I donít know how I can do without
I just need you now

I just need you now

Oh baby I need you now


Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.



Need You Now
(Album)

Contains the title track as well as the follow-up single American Honey, plus several more great tracks





Need You Now
(MP3 Single)

Download the MP3 for the single "Need You Now" from Amazon.com for less than a buck!






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