"I (Who Have Nothing)" as written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Giulio Rapetti and Labati Donida....
If you're looking for a lover
You don't have to look no further
I'm the one

If you want to have a good time
Playing in the midnight sunshine
I'm the one

If you're looking for a hot night
I can put you in the spotlight
I'm the one

If it's pleasure that you're after
Party lights and fun and laughter
I'm the one

When it comes to making love
I am the best
I'm all yours
Put me to the test
Love is my specialty
And I know what to do
To make you give your love to me

For real live celebration
And a standing ovation
I'm the one

Like a hundred angels strumming
Baby, I can keep it coming
I'm the one

When it comes to making love
I am the best
I'm all yours
Put me to the test
Love is my specialty
And I know what to do
To make you give it up
I know what to do
To make you give it up
I know what to do
To make you give it up
I know what to do
To make you give your love to me

If you're looking for a lover
You don't have to look no further
I'm the one

If you want to have a good time
Playing in the midnight sunshine
I'm the one

When it comes to making love
I am the best
I'm all yours
Put me to the test
Love is my specialty
And I know what to do
To make you give your love to me

Making love I am the best
I'm all yours
Put me to the test
It's my specialty
I know what to do

Making love I am the best
I'm all yours
Put me to the test
My specialty
And I know what to do

Comes to making love
I'm all yours


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"I'm the One" as written by Brent S. Mason Pat Macdonald

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    General Commentunrequited love.... that's all it is.
    HumanSculptureon March 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentActually it's a bit more nuanced than that.

    "I (Who Have Nothing)" is a cover of Italian song "Uno Dei Tanti" (English: "One of Many"), with music by Carlo Donida and lyrics by Giulio "Mogol" Rapetti.[1] "Uno Dei Tanti" was released by Joe Sentieri in 1961. The English lyrics for "I (Who Have Nothing)" were written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who also produced the Ben E. King record using the backing track from Joe Sentieri's record (orchestra conducted by Luis Enriquez Bacalov).

    While the song IS about unrequited love, there is an unmistakable class dimension in the lyrics that you can't escape.

    While the original English-language version and lyrics were recorded by Ben E. King, the most commercially successful version was recorded by Dame Shirley Bassey (produced by George Martin) in September 1963, where it reached #6 on UK charts. She performs the song at almost every live concert she gives. Fair or not, the song has always been closely identified with Dame Bassey, so much so that many people are unaware that Ben E. King originally recorded the English language version.

    The most popular version in the United States was by Tom Jones, peaking at #11 in Cashbox and at #14 in Billboard in the fall of 1970.
    punkdadon June 26, 2017   Link

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