Jones, Quincy - Somethin' Special Lyrics




It was only yesterday that I was down
And the world was looking cold and lonely
Had face so long it almost touch the ground
A tear was in my eye I just wanted to cry
But you came and said to me:
Don't look so sad
A smile can make a whole lot happen
And I realized I needed you so bad
It was only yesterday, but I knew right away

Got me breathin' feelin'
High up in the air
Each time i hear you say you care
I'm sighing, flying
high as a kite
'Cause you brought somethin' special to my life

It's a crazy thing you really can't describe
A moment that will last forever
'Cause I saw that look of love inside your eyes
My heart just started bumping like the fourth of July
I know I won't ever be the same again
'Cause angel's sitting on my shoulder
It's a magic feelin' once you found a friend
'Cause I know one thing for certain, babe
This love will never end

Got me breathin' feelin'
High up in the air
Each time I hear you say you care
I'm sighing, flying
high as a kite
'Cause you brought somethin' special to my life

Don't need no money don't need no fame
'Cause love's fallin' all around like summer rain
I'd climb a mountain, cross any sea
As long as I know your sugar's waitin' for me
Want your love, want your love

Got me breathin' feelin'
High up in the air
Each time I hear you say you care
I'm sighing, flying
high as a kite
'Cause you brought somethin' special to my life

Got me breathin' feelin'
High up in the air
Each time I hear you say you care
I'm sighing, flying
high as a kite
'Cause you brought somethin' special to my life





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  1. Roosevelt McCarter

    Who's Singing Background Vocals on "Somethin' Special"?

  2. Tp L

    I love the mysteriousness in the beginning. This song is so calm and mellow.

  3. gblueslover2

    It was only yesterday that I was down
    And the world was looking cold and lonely
    Had face so long it almost touch the ground
    A tear was in my eye I just wanted to cry
    But you came and said to me:
    Don't look so sad
    A smile can make a whole lot happen
    And I realized I needed you so bad
    It was only yesterday, but I knew right away

    Got me breathin' feelin'
    High up in the air
    Each time i hear you say you care
    I'm sighing, flying
    high as a kite
    'Cause you brought somethin' special to my life

    It's a crazy thing you really can't describe
    A moment that will last forever
    'Cause I saw that look of love inside your eyes
    My heart just started bumping like the fourth of July
    I know I won't ever be the same again
    'Cause angel's sitting on my shoulder
    It's a magic feelin' once you found a friend
    'Cause I know one thing for certain, babe
    This love will never end

    Got me breathin' feelin'
    High up in the air
    Each time I hear you say you care
    I'm sighing, flying
    high as a kite
    'Cause you brought somethin' special to my life

    Don't need no money don't need no fame
    'Cause love's fallin' all around like summer rain
    I'd climb a mountain, cross any sea
    As long as I know your sugar's waitin' for me
    Want your love, want your love

    Got me breathin' feelin'
    High up in the air
    Each time I hear you say you care
    I'm sighing, flying
    high as a kite
    'Cause you brought somethin' special to my life

    Got me breathin' feelin'
    High up in the air
    Each time I hear you say you care
    I'm sighing, flying
    high as a kite
    'Cause you brought somethin' special to my life

  4. Lett news

    Sheer perfection!!!!

  5. Tilde

    I doubt any living being will read this, buuut.. this song accidentally became a part of my childhood. When I was younger, I used to have a mp3, but I had to give my mom a paper with the title of the songs I wanted to download from youtube and she’d do everything bc I could get a virus on the computer.
    Sooo.. apparently there was a mistake and this song got there, and now it’s a part of my memories and I know the lyrics and all...
    It’s a great song though, so I don’t really regret having it inserted in my brain!

  6. Sean Hamlet

    Rod was super creative masterpiece after masterpiece

  7. Scott EM-50

    Friday Morning music club
    #loveandhappinessontowerave
    #sangmsaustin
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  8. John Golden

    Soothing chilling mostly

  9. Kathy Carter

    Yessss Oct 2019

  10. Bobby Linning

    Here it is 2019 and I have my headphones on listening to this like I’m back in the summer of 1981.Just close your eyes and the music will take you there.

    D. Delwi

    My thoughts exactly bro

  11. henry callaway

    Awesome material to listen to, from the good 'ole days.

  12. Loretta Byrd

    This Song is so Beautiful 💗
    Reminds me Micheal Jackson 💗
    Met Mike to 🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂💗
    I Love this Song so much 💗
    I Love Patti💗
    So glad to meet her
    Back in the day🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂💗
    So Beautiful and very nice
    Amazing💗
    Thank you💗

  13. Tish Darif

    This is an all time favorite of mine. Mama played this often in our home 😎

  14. Lah Joyner

    Someone needs to hurt Quincy Jones for the way he slandered Michael Jackson and Richard Pryor

  15. Mailys Aoustin

    ooof Michael in the background vocals

  16. Robert Crawford

    Love Patti Austin, nice voice..

  17. Roosevelt McCarter

    Somethin' Special was a great song by Quincy Jones. From the Lp "The Dude" (1981). Make sure to download this track on Amazon, Spotify or iTunes!

  18. Moustiluigi Random

    Some Coral Twist, for sure.

  19. Mohamed SEGHIRI

    Tu retires la voix de Patti Austin, tu mets la voix de Michael JACKSON. IMAGINES! C'est la même équipe. JONES & TEMPERTON.

  20. LeeAnn20008

    Just beautiful.

  21. Darryl Scott

    I always get goosebumps when I hear this song! bring me back to my childhood and my father used to play this album every weekend. It's so gorgeous. Patti & Quincy did "something special" in creating this track.

  22. gmoneyhollywood

    Well-done. Her voice is so beautiful.

  23. Theoriginal thinker

    RT's songs are so distinguishable!

  24. Gary Davies

    I just love Patti.Especially do you love me.

  25. noriaki takeda

    いいねぇ。

  26. Craig Haynes

    Patti Austin sounds amazing on this track... in fact on all songs! The Dude was a real showcase for her talent - she is indeed somethin' special!

  27. Scott EM-50

    Special Thanks to Byron Davis, who let me borrow this album...for weeks...

  28. claudiorga3231

    Mi bella y lejana época de juventud...1982.

  29. AcucarFM3

    This will be always my song whenever I think about the young ladies I loved as a kid.

  30. Milton Vincenttis

    I think this song is the 'essence' from what 'Off The Wall''s was produced of.

  31. Key West

    WAS ALWAYS AMAZED BY THIS ALBUM!!!!

  32. claudiorga3231

    Muchos muchos bellos recuerdos de mi hermosa juventud ; 1981.
    Soñar y sentir despierto esa bella briza de los primeros amores de juventud...nada en la vida , se le compara....esta bella canción , fue parte de esos no retornables momentos de niño-adolescente.

  33. Wrinthia Kendrick

    Still just as good as it was all them years ago. Mad props to Patti Austin who could sang the phone book and have it jumpin!

  34. chgohaushead

    Pure smooth genius music

  35. Blueskywatcher

    So beautiful.

  36. Blaze Street Productions

    if I told you that this song...is my favorite song OF ALL TIME....would you believe me? This song will be played when I die. ❤️The Dude is my favorite album FOREVER and this SONG is my most blessed favorite song. If it is second, its 2nd only to "Thats the Way of the World", by Earth Wind and Fire. ❤️The Dude got me through my first 2 years in the US Navy. It was with me EVERY DAY when I needed it and it never ever let me down. God Bless Quincy Jones and the MAGNIFICENT musicians who conceived this album! THE BEST EVER!!

    Lovepeaceandsoulfull right on

    Blaze Street Productions It’s like smiles and tears to me at the same time

  37. Tadaia

    Temperton put his signature synth touches on this. Patti’s voice is classic awesomeness. Louis Johnson ran through it with a bassline I’ll never forget. The great Herbie Hancock on Electric Piano. Jim Gilstrap and Tom Bahler backing vocals. Greg Phillinganes, David “Hawk” Wolinski and Ian Underwood also on synths and programming. Jerry Hey, Chuck Findley, Ernie Watts, Kim Hutchcroft and Bill Reichenbach on brass and woodwinds. Q always engaged nothing but the best!

    ordonize holmes

    It's all l.a sessions

  38. Wayne Solomon

    This song brings back Good Memories of 2 different time periods in my Life!! I would listen to this song over and over again at 10 and 11 years old because it was so SMOOTH!!!! This album is the album that set me on a journey of becoming a music producer and audio engineer!! It takes me to a time where my family was doing really well and my parents were alive and well, money was not a worry of ours. 1996, slowing down the tempo by 5 to 6 bpm, looping and sampling the 3rd measure 3 times and the 4th measure (once) of the first bar, backing it with the under beat of "You're a customer" by EPMD, gave my partners Eric Johnson, Vaughn Snow, Biz Clyburn and yours truly Wayne A. Solomon a production deal. A guy named Tony Johnson of Behind The Scenes Industry trade publication and "Record Label" in Buffalo, NY., saw the potential of a few young musicians!! GOOD TIMES and GREAT SONG!!!!!!!!

  39. steveola1

    In memory of Keith Theron Davie Fairfax HS 1981

  40. Don Cannon

    Summer Love 1981 Definitely Was Somethin’ Special..🎼🎼🎼

  41. medialawprof

    Forgot to add how much I love listening to Herbie’s piano comping and The Waters’ background vocals every time I hear this gem. Together they power this classic along with the others. Truly a masterpiece of jazz, pop, blues, r&b, latin, rock, and soul!

  42. medialawprof

    A masterpiece!

  43. Curtis Simmons

    love this song..its smooth and timeless.i love the oldschool.

  44. eric walker

    Great sax solo by Ernie Watts.

  45. eric walker

    Rod Temperton was a bad mf. Damn he could write. Wrote almost all of Heatwaves stuff. RIP brother. You left us with some great songs man.

    Victor Jackson

    Yes he was the Man!!!

    Barbara Fearn

    eric walker ...white guy with a black soul ..son of Grimsby 🥰

    Lovepeaceandsoulfull right on

    eric walker Yes. I favor his work with this album than any on Michael Jackson’s music. This especially

    Ali Barache

    Rod Temperton was a genius too, for sure!

  46. Kevin Love

    The dude is still the dude

  47. Danny Ives

    My wife and I had been married two years when The Dude came out and we heard it on a jazz station by accident. We've been together 40 years this coming January and The Dude is still one of our all time favorites. Patti Austin, James Ingram and Quincy Jones, timeless!!

    Victor Jackson

    Danny Ives Congratulations!!!

  48. Gary Harris

    The whole damn album is baddddd!!!!

  49. Emanual Avery

    Most beautifullest song

  50. wendell owings

    Your first motel with your high school sweetheart

  51. Roy james

    Simply Awesome!

  52. Gary Stephens

    I was in the Army then! Stationed in Ft hood, Texas!!

  53. Jewell Mendes

    I’m a witness😢

  54. Anthony Vaughan

    REAL CLASS VOCALS, with OUINCY SPIN !!!!!!!!!!

    Anthony Vaughan

    AMEN TO THAT !!!

    Anthony Vaughan

    AMEN TO THAT !!!!

  55. Deborah Steele

    "BEAUTIFUL & TIMELESS" - DJS - 5/05/18

  56. Lita lsumu

    ....so very special....💜

  57. Melody Sanger

    HAPPY 85TH BIRTHDAY PRODUCER QUINCY JONES (MARCH 14, 2018)

  58. Rodney Graham

    so true! best music ever!

  59. BlueMoon561

    Q the finest , the sound ,
    Thanks for this pure magic , the twilight groove ,a velvet voyage , midnight funk cruisin..
    Good Vibes
    THX

  60. Greg Fields

    Quincy Jones bought me here. Terrace Martin has a nice sample of this tho. And please save the "real music" speech. I grew up on this album. Just sayin' the young buck did it justice. Still not the original tho.

    Tank Johnson

    T Martin brought me here and he composes great music for his generation.

  61. Evrydayppl 629

    I totally forgot about this lively jewel, but not anymore

  62. Bruno Felipe

    I got special feelings about this song...

  63. DJ Xyclone Official

    0:22 at 1.25 speed = 'Coral Twist' - Le Knight Club

  64. Trenisha Jackson

    this id such a very exquisite. beautiful. song i love this song....

  65. Johnny Davis

    this song is truly a masterpiece when I first read that this song was written for Michael Jackson I was truly surprised play Patti Austin truly made it magnificent

  66. Anthony Vaughan

    REAL CLASS TRACK !!!!!!!!

  67. NanTheGoldChild

    The Dude is still it!!!

  68. Kevin Love

    Whata album

  69. Kevin Love

    Good music makes memories

  70. Celeste Mccleave

    louis Johnson on the bass enough said.

    dale stuart

    may he RIP

  71. Thom West

    Written by the late great Rod Temperton Always and 4ever Lady in my Life Sweet Freedom Give me the night❤️

  72. Mr1brum1

    No matter how I am feeling, this song always makes me feel better.

  73. Raina Young

    at that time..."OFF THE CHARTS"
    right now... OFF THE CHARTS"
    STILL FEELZ GOOD

  74. pegs 3015

    rod temperton- you sucked us all in xxxxxx

  75. Will T

    The title of the song says it all....I hear you Louis Johnson R.I.P.

    Kathy Carter

    Yes sir

  76. pegs 3015

    RIP Rod Temperton what a songmaster

  77. The Scatman

    As a 13 yo kid, I would listen to this record at a real low volume at night, and look at the stars......!

    Tracey Lennon

    You were a deep 13 year old...

    Kathy Carter

    So Sexy..

    Lah Joyner

    The Scatman my dad would blast this whole album. r.i.p Robert joyner

    MrTupi1000

    Space Music For SURE , music for those Who Boldy Go
    Into the Unknown, and the Stars are that Place

  78. David Walters

    i love this song 81 thinking about a girl never told her i care about her

  79. Frank Grant

    Love Patti's vocals on this one. Q picked the right singer! !

  80. Jeannette Abrahamson

    Love love.....

  81. Selenna Phillips

    LOVED IT SINCE HIGH SCHOOL!! GO BRASHER BULLETS 82

  82. kittens

    They don't make music like this anymore.

    Henry Luis

    kittens are cuter than human babies SHO-NUFF!

    Raymond Morgan

    Love this song!!

    bob rew

    yes they do actually:

    Kathy Carter

    Sho don't

    Loretta Byrd

    I agree

  83. King Vis

    Still gives me chills.

    dale stuart

    I know what you mean.

    Kathy Carter

    This song makes my heart Happy

    Kathy Carter

    Good chills

  84. Rick Turner

    Nostalgic

  85. Maureen Devries

    Patti's voice SOARS!

  86. Deborah Steele

    "MY HEART MUSIC" - DJS - 11/25/16

  87. cushan manson

    and James Pearson this song was here before Michael Jackson ever did this song I know because my big brother had this here album

  88. cushan manson

    yes this is the song I fond it wow I know my music man this is my song

  89. James Pearson

    This song was actually written by Rod Temperton for Michael Jackson for the Off the Wall album but was stored and considered for Thriller before finally going on the Dude album.

    TADYO PY

    true that,it smells rod temperton from miles away!!!unfortunatly he was a really complexed person to work with,he had his demons,music lost some great tracks because of that!!!!

    Bonnie Parker Barrow

    Thanx ! Didn't know that

    Lah Joyner

    James Pearson wow..when she sings the hook she kinda sounds like mike

    flora aboudi

    what's the official source of This information? even if it's obvious that it sounds like an ''off the wall'' feeling, It's not a fact.

    Darryl Scott

    I heard about that. You can hear Michael Jackson doing the background on certain tracks

  90. ARTHUR DRUMMOND

    thats what im talking about

  91. Bruce Thompson

    I LOVE U PATTI!!!

  92. Trippy Longstockin

    I love the calm mysteriousness in the beginning of the song,,nice mellow tune

    sean smith

    I KNOW RITE I SAID THE SAME THING ..  IT IS  VERY SUTTLE ..

  93. James Murphy

    Patti Austin had something special!

    tojucomedianXL

    most definetly

    Jeannette Abrahamson

    she still has

    Loretta Byrd

    Yes🙂💗

    TheKoolkanadian

    James Murphy And she STILL does! 👍🏾

  94. Lester Caldwell

    WHAT A HELL OF A INTRODUCTION TO THE ELEGANT PATTI AUSTIN she has truly been "Something Special"

  95. Justin JT Lott

    This song perfectly describes the plot of the 1955 movie "Marty" from the woman's point of view.

    Julia White

    Justin Lott ---- Interesting. I'll have to check that out.

    Tadaia

    I just watched Marty again this week. An old favorite. I don’t get the connection but I’ll take it. Lol ☺️

  96. El Dee

    Patti Austin > Patti LaBelle...there I said it.

    Adam Christopher

    El Dee lol!

  97. Daniel Findley

    My lady friend hadn't heard this... now it's our song...thanks Q...