When I Need You – Leo Sayer

“When I Need You” is a classic love ballad performed by the English singer-songwriter Leo Sayer. The song was written by Albert Hammond and Carole Bayer Sager and was released in 1977 as a single from Leo Sayer’s album “Endless Flight.” The track became one of Leo Sayer’s most successful and enduring hits.

The lyrics of “When I Need You” convey the theme of love and longing. The narrator expresses a deep emotional connection and reliance on their partner, emphasizing that the person is there for them whenever they are needed. The song’s heartfelt and romantic lyrics, combined with Sayer’s emotive vocal delivery, contributed to its widespread appeal.

“When I Need You” achieved significant commercial success, reaching the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States in 1977. It also performed well internationally, becoming a chart-topping hit in several countries. The song’s popularity has endured over the years, and it remains a classic example of a timeless love ballad. Leo Sayer’s rendition of “When I Need You” has been covered by various artists, further solidifying its place in the realm of romantic ballads.