Natalie Cole - Someone That I Used To Love (1980)
- 80's score: 1.09
"Someone That I Used to Love" is the title of a torch song written by Michael Masser and lyricist Gerry Goffin: first ...
"Someone That I Used to Love" is the title of a torch song written by Michael Masser and lyricist Gerry Goffin: first recorded in 1977 by Bette Midler, the song became a 1980 hit single via a recording by Natalie Cole.
Natalie Cole version
It was three years before "Someone That I Used to Love" was recorded and released, Michael Masser producing and playing piano on the Natalie Cole version which was issued as the lead single from Cole's 1980 album release Don't Look Back.
The first single from Cole not produced by Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy, "Someone That I Used to Love" afforded Cole a considerable comeback reaching #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 where she had last ranked with the 1977-78 Top Ten hit "Our Love": however she would again be absent from the Hot 100 until 1985 and not reappear in the Top 40 until 1987.
"Someone That I Used to Love" also peaked at #21 on the Billboard R&B chart and is therefore not among Cole's biggest R&B hits: the track did afford Cole her first Top Ten Adult Contemporary hit (#3).