I Need A Lover
Johnny Cougar
Mellencamp John 1979 I Need A Lover 45

I need a lover that
Won't drive me crazy
Some girl who knows
The meaning of
Hey, hit the highway

Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1979
  • Hot 100 chart debut: Oct 13, 1979
  • from the album John Cougar (1979); the song actually first appeared on A Biography, a 1978 album that was not released in the United States
  • John Mellencamp's first hit single; it was released under the pseudonym Johnny Cougar; Mellencamp on signing his first contract: I ended up signing with Tony DeFries. He gave me a choice: "Record under the name Johnny Cougar or move back to Indiana."
  • written by John Mellencamp
  • produced by John Punter
  • recorded at AIR Studios, London, England
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