(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher – Jackie Wilson

March 17, 2022

The song of the day today is “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher” by Jackie Wilson. This bouncy tune was one of the biggest of Wilson’s tumultuous career.

Here are some fun facts you may not have known about Jackie Wilson and this hit. 

Fun Facts: 

  • Jackie Wilson was born as Jack Leroy Wilson, Jr. in 1934 in Detroit, Michigan. He began singing as a child in his church choir.
  • Wilson was discovered as a solo artist after singing with many different groups. At one time, he was bandmates with Levi Stubbs of The Four Tops.
  • “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher” was written by songwriting trio Gary Jackson, Raynard Miner, and Carl Smith. It was featured on Wilson’s 1967 album Higher and Higher.
  • Many other famous musicians contributed to this track, including The Funk Brothers and Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire. Wilson recorded the song in only one take.
  • “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher” hit number one on the US Billboard R&B chart.
  • In 1999, 15 years after his death, this Wilson hit was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
  • The song has also been covered by other artists since its original release, including Rita Coolidge and Kevin Borg.

Lyrics:

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Your love, lifting me higher

Then I’ve ever been lifted before

So keep it up

Quench my desire

And I’ll be at your side, forevermore

You know your love (your love keeps lifting me)

Keep on lifting (love keeps lifting me)

Higher (lifting me)

Higher and higher (higher)

I said your love (your love keeps lifting me)

Keep on (love keeps lifting me)

Lifting me (lifting me)

Higher and higher (higher)

Listen

Now once, I was down-hearted

Disappointment was my closest friend

But then you came and it soon departed

And you know he never

Showed his face again

That’s why your love (your love keeps lifting me)

Keep on lifting (love keeps lifting me)

Higher (lifting me)

Higher and higher (higher)

I said your love (your love keeps lifting me)

Keep on (love keeps lifting me)

Lifting me (lifting me)

Higher and higher (higher)

Alright

I’m so glad, I’ve finally found you

Yes that one, in a million girls

And I whip, my loving arms around you, honey

I can stand up, and face the world

Let me tell ya, your love (your love keeps lifting me)

Keep on lifting (love keeps lifting me)

Higher (lifting me)

Higher and higher (higher)

I said your love (your love keeps lifting me)

Keep on (love keeps lifting me)

Lifting me (lifting me)

Higher and higher (higher)

Now sock it to me

Hold me, you’re my woman

Keep my love going

Higher and higher

I said keep on lifting

Lift me up, mama

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