Song / Whenever You Need Somebody
Rick Astley / Whenever You Need Somebody
In 1987, Rick Astley covered this song, originally released in 1986 by O'chi Brown, and it would become the title track and second single from his multi-million selling debut album Whenever You Need Somebody
This song was also written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman.
It was a successful European hit for Astley, reaching No. 1 in seven countries, continuing the success of his previous smash single "Never Gonna Give You Up". It was not released as a single in the U.S.
In the UK the song peaked at #3 and spent three months on the chart.