Contact Us

‘When Will I Be Loved’ by Linda Ronstadt – Classic Hit or Miss

“When Will I Be Loved” is a classic popular song, written by Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers and a No. 8 hit single for that duo in the summer of 1960. The track had been recorded in 1959 while the Everly Brothers were contracted to Cadence Records; by 1960 they had moved to Warner Brothers and recording in a more mainstream pop/rock style than previously. The belated release by Cadence of “When Will I Be Loved” provided the Everly Brothers with a final rockabilly-style hit.

 

The song had its highest profile when Linda Ronstadt covered it on her album Heart Like A Wheel released by Capitol Records in November 1974; this version rearranges the verses of the Everly Brothers original, transposing the first and third verses. Capitol was unsure whether to release “When Will I Be Loved” or “You’re No Good” as the lead single off Heart Like a Wheel, only deciding to issue “You’re No Good” as a single a week after the album’s release. “When Will I Be Loved” was issued as the second single in April 1975 to ascend to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 that June of that year, as well No. 1 in Cash Box; Billboard did afford a No. 1 ranking to “When Will I Be Loved” on its C&W chart, where it was Ronstadt’s first chart-topper.

Best of WFGR

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wfgr.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for WFGR VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WFGR VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.