Hallelujah, I Love Her So
Release date: 20 November 1995
|"Hallelujah I Love Her So"|
|Single by Ray Charles|
|from the album Ray Charles (or, Hallelujah I Love Her So)|
|A-side||"Hallelujah I Love Her So"|
|B-side||"What Would I Do Without You"|
|Genre||Rhythm and blues|
|Ray Charles singles chronology|
"Hallelujah I Love Her So" is a rhythm and blues single written by and released by American singer Ray Charles in 1956 on the Atlantic label. It would later appear on Ray Charles' self-titles 1st LP for Atlantic Records in 1957.
The song peaked at number five on the Billboard R&B chart and much like "I Got a Woman" and "This Little Girl of Mine" before it was a song based on a gospel hymn with lyrics changed around to fit a secular blues format.
These songs predated the groundbreaking success Charles had near the end of the fifties with "What'd I Say" but they helped contribute to Charles' huge success with the R&B community at the time.
"Hallelujah I Love Her So" is a testament to the joyous release of love, featuring a sophisticated horn arrangement, and memorable tenor sax solo (by Don Wilkerson). Stevie Wonder, Peggy Lee, Eddie Cochran and later, Humble Pie would successfully cover the song.