Here And Now – Luther Vandross

January 28, 2022

Today’s song of the day is “Here and Now” by Luther Vandross. He is known for his smooth, soulful timbre. 

Here are some fun facts about Vandross and this song. 

Fun Facts: 

  • Luther Vandross was born in New York City in 1951. He taught himself to play the piano by ear as a child and later dropped out of college to pursue a career in music.
  • He was featured during the Apollo Theater’s legendary amateur nights several times early in his career.
  • “Here and Now” was written by David L. Elliott, Terry Steele, and Charles White.
  • The song was one of a handful of singles from Vandross that reached number 1 on the Hot Black Singles chart. It also peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • “Here and Now” gave Vandross his first Grammy Award in 1991 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.
  • Vandross sang “Here and Now” on an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
  • This song has also been covered by other artists, including Richard Elliot on the saxophone for his album “Jumpin’ Off” in 1997.
  • Vandross died at JFK Medical Center in 2004 following a stroke caused by his diabetes and hypertension.

Lyrics:

(LyricFind)

One look in your eyes and there I see

Just what you mean to me

Here in my heart I believe

Your love is all I’ll ever need

Holdin’ you close through the night

I need you, yeah

I look in your eyes and there I see

What happiness really means

The love that we share makes life so sweet

Together we’ll always be

This pledge of love feels so right

And, ooh, I need you

Here and now

I promise to love faithfully (Faithfully)

You’re all I need

Here and now

I vow to be one with thee (You and me), hey

Your love is all (I need) I need

Say, yeah, yeah

When I look in your eyes, there I’ll see

All that a love should really be

And I need you more and more each day

Nothin’ can take your love away

More than I dare to dream

I need you

Here and now

I promise to love faithfully (Faithfully)

You’re all I need

Here and now

I vow to be one with thee (You and me), yeah

Your love is all I need

Ooh, and I’m starting now

I believe (I believe in love), I believe

(Starting here) I’m starting right here

(Starting now) Right now because I believe in your love

So I’m glad to take the vow

Here and now, oh

I promise to love faithfully (Faithfully)

You’re all I need

Here and now, yeah

I vow to be one with thee (You and me), yeah

Your love is all I need

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