Some Kind Of Wonderful – Grand Funk Railroad

March 11, 2022

Today’s song is “Some Kind of Wonderful” by Grand Funk Railroad. It’s a 70s classic that’s equal parts light and sweet.

Contrary to the title, this song is all kinds of wonderful. Enjoy some fun facts about this song. 

Fun Facts:

  • “Some Kind of Wonderful” was written by John Ellison for his band Soul Brothers Six in 1967. The group recorded and released the original version that same year.
  • In 1974, Grand Funk Railroad, an American Rock band, released their version of the song, which went on to become the most well-known version.
  • The song was featured on Grand Funk Railroad’s album All the Girls in the World Beware!!!
  • “Some Kind of Wonderful” has been featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto.
  • In 1975, the song ranked number 6 on Billboard’s year-end Hot 100 chart, which was released on December 27th.
  • The Soul Brothers Six original version reached number 91 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1967.
  • “Some Kind of Wonderful” has been covered by other groups since its release, including Huey Lewis and the News and Toploader.
  • The B-side track for the Grand Funk Railroad version of the song was “Wild.”
  • Other Grand Funk Railroad hits include “Inside Looking Out,” “The Loco-Motion,” and “We’re an American Band.”

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

I don’t need a whole lots of money

I don’t need a big fine car

I got everything that a man could want

I got more than I could ask for

And I don’t have to run around

I don’t have to stay out all night

‘Cause I got me a sweet, a sweet loving woman

And she know just how to treat me right

Oh, my baby, she’s alright

Oh, my baby’s clean out of sight

Don’t you know that she’s?

She’s some kind of wonderful

She’s some kind of wonderful

Yes, she is, she is

She’s some kind of wonderful

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

When I hold her in my arms

You know she sets my soul on fire

Oh, when my baby kisses me

My heart becomes filled with desire

When she wraps her loving arms around me

It ’bout drives me out of my mind

Yeah, when my baby kisses me

Chills run up and down my spine

Oh, my baby, she’s alright

Oh, my baby’s clean out of sight

Don’t you know that she is?

She’s some kind of wonderful

She’s some kind of wonderful

Yes, she is

She’s some kind of wonderful

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Now is there anybody

Got a sweet little woman like mine?

There’s got to be somebody

Got a, got a sweet little woman like mine

Yeah, now can I get a witness?

Can I get a witness?

Oh, can I get a witness?

Can I get a witness?

Can I get a witness?

Can I get a witness?

I’m talking, talking ’bout my baby

(She’s some kind of wonderful)

Talking ’bout my baby

(She’s some kind of wonderful)

Talking ’bout my baby

(She’s some kind of wonderful)

Talking ’bout my baby, my baby, my baby

(She’s some kind of wonderful)

Talking about my baby, my baby, my baby

(She’s some kind of wonderful)

Yeah yeah yeah yeah, my baby, my baby

(She’s some kind of wonderful)

Talking ’bout my baby, my baby, my baby

(She’s some kind of wonderful)

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