1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
I Need You Now recorded by Eddie Fisher introduced September 4, 1954
Written by Jimmie Crane & Al Jacobs
Orchestra conducted by Hugo Winterhalter
Bobby-sox idol, Eddie Fisher, in his full-voiced lyric baritone sweetness, belted-out this ballad to number one on the charts. Flamboyant bobby sox idols, like Eddie Fisher who had 21 hits in a row, Frankie Laine, Tony Martin and Johnnie Ray, belted out powerful ballads in young, zesty, big-voiced, bravura styles.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"If I ever needed loveóI need it now, I feel so all alone I donít know what to do"