Song of the Day Feb 25

February 25, 2024

This month I’m focusing on Love Songs from the 70s.

Today our song is:  Just When I Needed You Most

Wikipedia tells us this about the song:

"Just When I Needed You Most" is the title of a 1979 hit single by the American singer-songwriter Randy VanWarmer. 

VanWarmer was inspired to write "Just When I Needed You Most" by two events: his old car, that he loved and used for years, broke down on his way to work in Denver, Colorado, and he experienced a "devastating" breakup with a girlfriend. He wrote the song six months after that breakup, co-writing it with Tony Wilson of the group Hot Chocolate two years before it became a hit. After recording "Just When I Needed You Most" for an album recorded for the UK division of Bearsville Records, VanWarmer then flew to the US to pressure Bearsville's head office to promote the album which was duly remixed and released with "Just When I Needed You Most" as lead single although VanWarmer would recall that Bearsville evinced little enthusiasm for the track: "Nobody thought my version was an especially good version of the song [which] a few other people were thinking of cutting...Everybody just assumed mine was a demo for people to listen to who'd [then] cut the definitive version". It has also been asserted that "Your Light" the flip was the original intended A-side of VanWarmer's single.




  1. Lovely song even though it's built on sad events

  2. The late '70's were a great time for depressing songs. This is one of my faves...


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