Something I Need

Album: Ben Haenow (2014)
Charted: 1

Songfacts®:

  • Croydon singer-songwriter Ben Haenow has sang in bands since his mid teens. In 2006 he became the frontman for the rock and roll band the Lost Audio, which he formed with his brother, Alex. However, Haenow only really came to the public's attention when he won the eleventh series of the UK version of The X Factor.
  • Haenow released a cover of OneRepublic's "Something I Need" as his winner's single. Produced by One Direction songwriter John Ryan, it was made available for download immediately after his victory on December 14, 2014.
  • The CD version features recordings of some of Haenow's greatest moments during his time on X Factor. Included are the singer's renditions of "Jealous Guy," "Highway To Hell" and "Man In The Mirror."
  • All the proceeds from the sale of the song went to the children's charity Together for Short Lives, which Simon Cowell has supported for a number of years.

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