Red Red Wine- Still Need A Soul.

Punk Rock Colleague & Historian and Professional Consultant

Hudley Flipside

All About a song one to the next …

Early 1980s

I remember this song playing on every Jukebox in town and on MTV.

It was a song that bubbled up from the 1960s.

I enjoy both renderings of the song.

I was driving when this song came on my car radio today.

It brings those long nights back of beer and pizza joints before shows at local clubs in the 1980s.

UB40 was one of those bands that formed and reached fast fame. A fun band capturing a generation !

Red Red Wine is a Neil Diamond song that lingered but was not as popular as the 1980s version but has since emerged as a classic song !

I like when a song emerges eternally through generations!

The broken heart sings over issues like this one, and eternally it will sing about …

“Red, red wine goes to my head
Makes me forget that I still need her so.”

I once thought it was sung as “still need a soul.”

UB40 recorded a cover version in 1983 that went to No. 1 in the UK and was moderately successful in the United States. It was rereleased in 1988 and went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot

“Red Red Wine” is a song originally written, performed and recorded by American singer Neil Diamond in 1967 that appears on his second studio album, Just for You. The lyrics are written from the perspective of a person who finds that drinking red wine is the only way to forget his woes.