When a Man Loves a Woman" is a song written by Calvin Lewis and Andrew Wright and first recorded by Percy Sledge in 1966 at Norala Sound Studio in Sheffield, Alabama. It made number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B singles charts. Singer and actress Bette Midler recorded the song 14 years later and had a Top 40 hit with her version in 1980.
When a man loves a woman He'll spend his very last dime Tryin' to hold on to what he needs He'd give up all his comforts And sleep out in the rain If she said that's the way It ought to be. Well, this man loves you, woman I gave you everything I had Tryin' to hold on to your heartless love Baby, please don't treat me bad. When a man loves a woman Down deep in his soul She can bring him such misery If she is playin' him for a fool He's the last one to know Lovin' eyes can never see. When a man loves a woman He can do her no wrong He can never want S. .
Album: When A Man Loves A Woman (1966). Charted: 2 1. Get the Sheet Music License This Song.
|–Percy Sledge||When A Man Loves A Woman||2:59|
|–Percy Sledge||Sittin' At The Dock Of The Bay||3:35|
|–The Marcels||Blue Moon||2:10|
|–Vogues*||My Special Angel||2:56|
|–Paul And Paula*||Hey Paula||2:30|
|–The New English Congregation||Softly Whispering I Love You||3:02|
|–Lobo||I'd Love You To Want Me||4:08|
|–April Stevens & Nino Tempo*||Deep Purple||2:38|
|–Tremeloes*||Silence Is Golden||3:09|
|–April Stevens & Nino Tempo*||Whispering||2:24|
|–Fleetwoods*||Come Softly To Me||2:27|
|–Brook Benton||A Rainy Night In Georgia||3:48|
|–The Diamonds||Little Darlin'||2:08|
|–Kingston Trio||Where Have All The Flowers Gone||3:05|
|11 018||Various||When A Man Loves A Woman (CD, Comp)||Delta||11 018||Germany||1985|
|HL 25 106||Various||When A Man Loves A Woman (LP, Comp)||High Light Records||HL 25 106||Germany||Unknown|