Little Willie John

Little Willie John: Fever

Artista: Little Willie John
Canzone: Fever (Eddie Cooley – John Davenport) 1956

Cover Versions by Peggy Lee, Elvis Presley, Michael Bublé, Madonna, Beyoncé, Natalie Cole, Buddy Guy, Bruno Lauzi, Link Wray

“Fever” is a song written by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell, who used the pseudonym John Davenport. It was originally recorded by American R&B singer Little Willie John in 1956 and released as a single in April of the same year. The song managed to top the Billboard R&B Best Sellers in the US and peak at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] It was received positively by music critics and included on several lists of the best songs during the time it was released.

It has been covered by numerous artists from various musical genres, most notably by Peggy Lee whose rendition became the most widely known version of “Fever” and the singer’s signature song. Lee’s version contained rewritten lyrics different from the original and an altered music arrangement. It became a top-five hit on the music charts in the UK and Australia in addition to entering the top ten in the US and the Netherlands. “Fever” was nominated in three categories at the 1st Annual Grammy Awards in 1959, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Other notable cover versions of “Fever” include those by Elvis Presley, The McCoys, La Lupe, Beyoncé and Madonna. The latter released it as a single from her fifth studio album Erotica (1992) in March 1993 through Warner Bros. It topped the charts in Finland and the Hot Dance Club Songs in the US in addition to charting in the top 50 in many other countries. Madonna promoted “Fever” by filming and releasing a music video directed by Stéphane Sednaoui and performing the song on several television shows as well as her 1993 The Girlie Show World Tour. Various versions of “Fever” by different artists were used in many films, theater plays and television shows.
Little Willie John: Fever – Wikipedia

Little Willie John: Fever – Lyrics

you never know how much i love ya
never know how much i care
when you put your arms around me
i get a feelin’ that’s so hard to bear
you give me fever

when you kiss me
fever when you hold me tight
fever (fever, burn through) in the mornin’
an’ fever all through the night

listen to me, baby
hear ev’ry word i say
no one could love you the way i do
’cause they don’t know how to love you my way
you give me fever

when you kiss me
fever when you hold me tight
fever (fever, burn through) in the mornin’
an’ fever all through the night

bless my soul, i love you
take this heart away
take these arms i’ll never use
an’ just believe in what my lips have to say
you give me fever

when you kiss me
fever when you hold me tight
fever (fever, burn through) in the mornin’
fever all through the night

sun lights up the daytime
moon lights up the night
my eyes light up when you call my name
’cause i know you’re gonna treat me right
you give me fever

when you kiss me
fever when you hold me tight
fever (fever, burn through) in the mornin’
an’ fever all through the night

Video

Little Willie John: Fever

https://youtu.be/y27vBA68Zyk

Cover Versions

Peggy Lee

https://youtu.be/b4hXyALR9vI

Elvis Presley

https://youtu.be/dNsU5edolvk

Madonna

https://youtu.be/rBjw9qqyk8I

Beyoncé

https://youtu.be/Dt-r2FCEqlQ