You're Only Lonely (3:43)

Cover of 100 Hits of the 80's - Volume 2

From 100 Hits of the 80's - Volume 2 and 40 other releases

Speaking with Songfacts about this song in a 2012 interview, Souther explained that Roy Orbison was a big influence on this song.


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  • stardust-01

    Excellent track..//

    25 Jan 6:37am Reply

    Underated Singer/Songwriter

    13 Jan 10:33pm Reply
  • catgus

    Borrowing from one of Roy's.....Pretty...

    4 Jan 5:04pm Reply
  • WinsomeWinnower

    Ah, there's nothing wrong with you.... Darling, I get lonely too. So if you need me, all you gotta do is call me.

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    I love it! Thanks Pete! (◠‿◠)

    13 Jun 2013 Reply


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  • stardust-01

    Awesome Track Well done..//

    13 May 2013 Reply
  • md1163

    Jackson Browne singing backup for JD

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • md1163

    John David Souther

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • discmann

    Great song :-) thanks Jette :-)

    7 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Angelina56

    Time that I updated my picture...for yus all...!!!! This song really does remind me of " Only The Lonely"... by whoever. Please reply on a stamped addressed envelope. Thank you very much...!!!! Call me... Love the reange of John David Souther.. This track certainly hits the spot for me.

    27 Jan 2013 Reply
  • DaveBaldwin

    For the road construction worker......"You're only Cone-ly"; For the bald man....."You're only Dome-ly"(or we would have accepted "Chromely"); For the rabid dog..."You're only Foam-ly"; For the Garden Gnome..."You're only Gnome-ly"; For the pregnant woman..."You're only Hormone-ly"; And for the Zoning Commissioner..."You're only Zone-ly". I think thats all I've Only Known-ly.

    11 Jan 2013 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    Our band use to warm up and play a "You're Only Homely" parody.. It was the 70's, of course.. forgot the lyrics now..This is a great tune,too.

    16 Sep 2012 Reply
  • ShelleesPassion

    Have always loved this song, even when I am lonely, it makes me smile.

    6 Sep 2012 Reply
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  • oldiesfanjohn Only Homely

    3 Jul 2012 Reply

    BOSS TRACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    21 Jun 2012 Reply
  • silversurfer250

    A #1 Adult Contemporary hit for 5 weeks, Souther told us that Roy Orbison, who had a hit with "Only The Lonely," was a big influence on this song. Said Souther: "I was a little kid when I first heard Roy Orbison, but he was magic. He's the guy that you turned out the lights and listened to his records by yourself - or with a girl - because he was just completely other-worldly. He had sarcastic and adventurous songs and great arrangements, and then that beautiful, almost operatic voice. Beautiful, natural deep echo on it. He is one of half a dozen or so rockabilly musicians that I really loved. When I was in junior high school was the first time I really started listening to that.

    26 May 2012 Reply
  • silversurfer250

    If You're Only Lonely...share.

    26 May 2012 Reply
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