A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)

Album: A Woman Needs Love (1981)
Charted: 4
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  • Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo
    Mmm-mmm-mmm

    A woman needs a love (just like you do, hoo)
    Don't kid yourself into thinkin' that she don't
    She can fool around (just like you do, hoo)
    Unless you give her all the lovin' she wants

    Don't the mistake of thinkin' old fashioned (ooh, ooh)
    Times have changed from yesterday
    But no longer will those old double standards (ooh, ooh)
    Be accepted by the women of today
    So when you think you're foolin' her
    She just might be foolin' you
    Remember if you can do it
    She can too

    Because a woman needs love (just like you do, hoo)
    Hey, don't kid yourself into thinking that she don't
    She can fool around (just like you do, hoo)
    Unless you give her all the lovin' she wants

    When her eyes are beggin' for affection (ooh, ooh)
    Don't put her off, don't make her wait
    Don't try to give her that worn out excuse (ooh, ooh)
    About being tired and workin' late
    I tell you one day you'll come home
    Early from work (home from work)
    Open up the door
    And get your feelings hurt

    Because she needs it, yeah (just like you do, hoo)
    A woman's got to have it, whoa, yeah, just like you
    And if you're smart, mmm (just like you do, hoo)
    You better stop foolin' around, hey, hey
    'Cause she will too, oh

    Just like you do, hoo
    Thinking that she don't, hoo, ooh
    Just like you do, hoo
    Now an example to you

    Is by the time poor Jack
    Returned up the hill
    Somebody else
    Had been lovin' Jill

    A woman needs love (just like you do, hoo)
    Hey, don't kid yourself into thinkin' that she don't
    She can fool around (yeah, just like you do, hoo), she will fool around so
    You better take out some insurance and be sure she won't
    Give her the love, mmm (just like you do, hoo)
    That sweet, sweet love, she wants it just like you
    'Cause she can fool around (just like you do, hoo) just like she will fool around
    With you or without you, just like you do

    A woman needs love (just like you do, hoo)
    Hey, don't kid yourself into thinking that she don't, hoo, ooh
    She can fool around (just like you do, hoo)
    A woman needs it just like you

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 25th 1981, Ray Parker, Jr. and Raydio performed "A Woman Needs Love" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    A little over seven weeks earlier on March 1st it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #86; and on June 14th it peaked at #4 (for 2 weeks) and spent over a half-year on the Top 100 (27 weeks)...
    And on May 10th it reached #1 (for 2 weeks) on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart...
    Was track one on the group's fourth & final album, 'A Woman Needs Love', and the album reached #1 on Billboard's Top Soul Album chart and #13 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart...
    One other track from the album also made the Top 100, "That Old Song", it peaked at #21.
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