Some Kind of Wonderful

Album: All The Girls In The World Beware (1975)
Charted: 3
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  • I don't need a whole lots of money
    I don't need a big, fine car
    I got everything that a man could want
    I got more than I could ask for
    I don't have to run around
    I don't have to stay out all night
    'Cause I got me a sweet, a sweet lovin' woman
    And she knows just how to treat me right

    Well my baby, she's all right
    Well my baby, she's clean out of sight, don't you know that
    She's

    She's some kind of wonderful
    She's some kind of wonderful
    Yes she is, she's a
    She's some kind of wonderful
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

    When I hold her in my arms
    You know, she sets my soul on fire
    Ooh, when my baby kisses me
    My heart becomes filled with desire
    When she wraps her lovin' arms around me
    It 'bout tires me out of my mind
    Yeah, when my baby kisses me chills run up and down my spine

    Well my baby, she's all right
    Uh, my baby, she's clean out of sight, don't you know that
    She's

    She's some kind of wonderful
    She's some kind of wonderful
    Yes she is, she's a
    She's some kind of wonderful
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

    Now is there anybody got a sweet little woman like mine
    Got to be somebody, got, got a sweet little woman like mine

    Can I get a witness
    Can I get a witness
    Can I get a witness
    Can I get a witness
    Can I get a witness
    Can I get a witness

    I'm talkin', talkin' 'bout my baby
    She's some kind of wonderful (yeah)
    Talkin' 'bout my baby
    She's some kind of wonderful
    Talkin' 'bout my baby
    She's some kind of wonderful
    I'm talkin' 'bout my baby
    She's some kind of wonderful (my baby, my baby)
    I'm talkin' about my baby,
    (My baby, my baby) she's some kind of wonderful
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah my baby, my baby
    She's some kind of wonderful
    Talkin' 'bout my baby
    (My baby, my baby) she's some kind of wonderful
    I'm talkin' 'bout my baby
    (My baby, my baby) she's some kind of wonderful
    I'm talkin' 'bout my baby
    She's some kind of wonderful
    She's some kind of wonderful

Comments: 10

  • Tim from ChicagoIs it just me, or does it sound like someone is gradually tweaking the varispeed up on this song? Especially going into the second verse.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 16th, 1975, "Some Kind of Wonderful" by Grand Funk peaked at #3 (for 1 week) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on December 8th, 1973 at position #67 and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100 (and for 5 of those 13 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
    It reached #6 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart...
    Was track five of side two on the group ninth studio album, 'All the Girls in the World Beware!!!'...
    One other track from the album also made the Top 100; "Bad Time" reached #4 (for 2 weeks) on June 1st, 1975...
    The group's two other Top 10 records both peaked at #1; "We're An American Band" for 1 week in 1972 and "The Loco-Motion" for 2 weeks in 1974.
  • Darren from Loves Park, IlMark Farner later became a born-again Christian and recorded a solo album (also titled "Some Kind of Wonderful") in which he covered this song, changing the lyrics to reflect his love for Jesus as opposed to the girl. Instead of "talking about my baby" it became "talking about my Jesus". Instead of "sweet lovin' woman like mine" it became "sweet lovin' Savior like mine". "She's some kind of wonderful" became "He's some kind of wonderful."
  • Joe from Grants Pass, OrAlso heard " Her lovin' LIPS around Me ".
  • Pete from Sydney, AustraliaResulting from listening to this song while reading a review of the movie "Tropic Thunder", a new set of lyrics have arisen concerning that Azaria Chamberlain incident.
  • Wayne from Crockett, TxI've always felt Mark Farner was one of the best 'vocalizers' in the music business, able to sing well enough that the words are always crystal clear and easy to understand. You can definitely see it on this great GFR song.
  • Bill from Downers Grove, IlIn their live shows, Mark Farner would sing "When she wraps her lovin' LEGS around me, 'bout drives me out of my mind".
  • Matthew from East Brunswick, NjGTA San Andreas revived this. This song is too cool to pass up!
  • Rolfe from Thornton, Co"Some Kind Of Wonderful" was written by John Ellison, lead singer of the Soul Brothers Six. This song later also charted for the Fantastic Johnny C (1968), Grand Funk Railroad (1974), and Huey Lewis & the News (1994).
  • Susan from Phoenix, CaIn 2005, this song is being used in a TV commercial for Kraft Mayonnaise touting it's "wide mouthed" jar!
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