"Need Your Loving Tonight" is a song by the band Queen and written by bassist John Deacon. It is the fourth track on the first side of their 1980 album The Gameand the second song on the album by Deacon (the other being Another One Bites the Dust).
The melody is very Beatles-influenced, although it has more of a rocking guitar riff, thus giving the song a power pop sound. "Need Your Loving Tonight" was released as a single in November 1980 and peaked at #44 in the United States.
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It was played only scarcely during The Game Tour during the early 1980s; it only lasted this one tour. Also during live performances of the song, Brian May and Roger Taylor sang backing vocals and Freddie Mercury played piano during Brian's guitar solo (both of which were absent in the studio version).