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Lookin' For Love (ver. 1) by Johnny Lee - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
"Lookin' for Love" is a song made famous by country music singer Johnny Lee. The song was part of the soundtrack to that year's movie, Urban Cowboy. This iconic "love song" was written by two school teachers, and was actually written about a classroom of second grade children. Johnny Lee discovered the song in a motel room in 1979, and could not believe he had not written the song himself - it was the story of his life. He added some music to the words, and took the song to his producer. The "Lookin' For Love" single went to number one in the country charts, number five in the pop charts, and became Johnny's first gold record while the "Lookin' For Love" album went on to produce four additional number one hits. Lee's movie success continued with the hit single "Pickin' Up Strangers" in the movie, "Coast to Coast," starring Robert Blake and Dyan Cannon. "Lookin' for Love" became part of American.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Johnny Lee Ham (born July 3, 1946, in Texas City, Texas) is an American Country Music Singer. His 1980 single, "Lookin' for Love," not only spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard country singles chart in the second half of 1980 (and, by the way, became the #1 country song for that aforementioned year) but also went to the Top 5 on the Pop charts, and Top 10 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary survey. He racked up a series of country hits in the early and mid-80s. Lee grew up in Alta Loma, Texas on a dairy farm. In high school he formed a rock n' roll band, "Johnny Lee and the Roadrunners". After school, Lee enlisted in the United States Navy and served a tour of duty on the USS Chicago, a guided missile cruiser. After his discharge, he played cover tunes in Texas nightclubs and bars through the 1960s. Lee worked 10 years with Mickey Gilley both on tour and at Gilley’s Club in Pasadena, Texas. The 1980 hit movie Urban Cowboy was largely shot at Gilley's club. It was the soundtrack from the movie that catapulted Lee to fame. The record spawned several hit singles, one of which was Lee's "Lookin' for Love." "Lookin' for Love" is a song made.
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