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Youth For Christ for Charisma Leader: More Than 55 Years Later, This Song’s Lyrics Ring Truer Than Ever

By Dan Wolgemuth for Charisma Leader

It was in early 1965 that Jackie DeShannon recorded the hit song, “What the World Needs Now Is Love.”

Burt Bacharach and Hal David had co-written this musical masterpiece. The song was planted in fertile soil during a season of controversy over the Vietnam War and the escalating Civil Rights push. A year later, Dionne Warwick released her own version.

Love. For everyone. Is it really what the world needs? Certainly, there has to be more.

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