Who Sang What the World Needs Now Is Love? Sammy Davis Jr. & Buddy Rich

Buddy Rich The Sounds of '66 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1966
length: 2:45
producer: Jimmy Bowen
Some other versions of "What the World Needs Now Is Love"

Lyrics
What the world needs now
What the world needs now
Is love, sweet love
It's the only thing
That there's just too little of
What the world needs now
Is love, sweet love,
No not just for some
But for everyone.

Lord, we don't need
Another mountain,
There are mountains
And hillsides enough to climb
There are oceans
And rivers enough to cross,
Enough to last
Till the end of time.

What the world needs now
Is love, sweet love
It's the only thing
That there's just too little of
What the world needs now
Is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some
But for everyone.

Lord, we don't need
Another meadow
There are cornfields
And wheat fields enough to grow
There are sunbeams
And moonbeams enough to shine
Oh listen, lord,
If you want to know.

What the world needs now
Is love, sweet love
It's the only thing
That there's just too little of
What the world needs now
Is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some
But for everyone.

No, not just for some,
Oh, but just for everyone.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Sammy's Introduction
  • 2 Come Back to Me
  • 3 The Birth of the Blues
  • 4 I Know a Place
  • 5 What Did I Have That I Didn't Have?
  • 6 Once in Love With Amy
  • 7 What the World Needs Now Is Love
  • 8 Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead
  • 9 What Now My Love
  • 10 What Kind of Fool Am I?
  • 11 If It's the Last Thing I Do
  • 12 Sammy's Closing
  • 13 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

  • Release information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin