Song of the Day, August 14: I Really Don’t Need No Light by Jeffrey Osborne
August 14, 2012 1 Comment
Today’s song is I Really Don’t Need No Light by Jeffrey Osborne. His first single from his solo debut after leaving LTD, it peaked at #39 on the Hot 100 on this date in 1982. Osborne co-wrote the song with David “Hawk” Wolinski, a talented keyboard player and songwriter. Wolinski is best known as a member of Rufus; he wrote a number of songs for the band including their smash Ain’t Nobody.
Merging the sensibilities of writers from the two great R&B dance bands created a memorable song with a spectacular groove. It’s very much a “you done me wrong” song, delivered with power and grace. Osborne is in fine voice, launching the new stage of his career with promise and strength.
Now you’re so full of schemes
I see right through you like a thin screen
All of your alibis are long gone
I really don’t need no light to see through you
I really don’t need your love to see me through
I really don’t need your heart to set me free
I really don’t need the way it used to be
I Really Don’t Need No Light was even more successful on the R&B charts where it made it to #3. Enjoy this great song today.