This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)

January 3, 2022

Today’s Song of the day is the finger-snapping, toe-tapping, R&B classic “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” performed by the late and great Natalie Cole. The song gives the impression of a young woman who’s finally found a love that will last. 

Check out below the fun facts associated with this timeless classic.

Song Facts:

  • This was Natalie Cole’s first single that set her apart from her father, Nate King Cole, who was a well-known ballad singer.
  • Unlike Nate King Cole, Natalie Cole chose to focus on R&B, funk, and pop with this catchy tune.
  • There was no “magical meaning” behind the song.
  • “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” was written after it was indicated by Larkin Arnold by Capitol that he “didn’t hear a single hit” on Cole’s album.
  • This song was the first of five consecutive #1 R&B Hits for Ms. Natalie Cole.
  • This song won Ms. Cole a Grammy for “Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.”
  • A version of this song was used in commercials for the popular online dating platform eharmony.
  • Creators of the hit song “Everlasting Love” (1967) may have suggested altering the song’s title to diffuse confusion when it came to popularity and royalties.

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

Oooh-

This will be an everlasting love

This will be the one I’ve waited for

This will be the first time anyone has loved me

I’m so glad you found me in time

And I’m so glad that you recrefied my mind

This will be an everlasting love for me

Loving you is some kind of wonderful

Because you showed me just how much you care

You’ve given me the thrill of a lifetime

And made me believe you’ve got more thrills to spare, oh!

This will be an everlasting love

Oh, yes it will now!

You brought a lot of a sunshine in to my life

You filled me with happiness I never knew

You gave me more joy then I ever dreamed of

And no one, no one can take the place of you

This will be

You and me

Yes sir-ee

Eternally

Hugging and squeezing, and kissing and pleasing

Together forever throughever whatever

Yeah, yeah, yeah, you and me

So long as I’m living true love I’ll be giving

To you I’ll be serving ’cause you’re so deserving

Hey, you’re so deserving, you’re so deserving

Yeah, yeah, yeah, whoooaaah

Love, love, love

Love, love, love

Love, love, love

Love, love, love

Love, love, love

Love, love, love

From now on

From now on

From now on

From now on

From now on

From now on

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