"Something I Need" is a song by Ben Haenow, winner of the eleventh series of The X Factor. It is a cover version of "Something I Need" by American pop rock band OneRepublic. The song was written and produced by Ryan Tedder and Benny Blanco.
The song was released as a digital download in the United Kingdom on 14 December, with a physical equivalent being released three days later. "Something I Need" was produced by American singer-songwriter John Ryan, who has previously worked with One Direction. All proceeds from the single will go to the children's charity organization Together for Short Lives.
On 14 December 2014, Haenow performed the song live on The X Factor final, competing against Fleur East, who also performed the song.
In the Republic of Ireland, the song debuted at number two, beaten to the top spot by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" (which ironically received an early release because it was performed on The X Factor by eventual runner-up Fleur East). In the United Kingdom, the song beat "Uptown Funk" and debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the 2014 Christmas number one. The song sold 214,000 copies in its first week, becoming the second-fastest selling single of 2014 (behind Band Aid 30's "Do They Know It's Christmas?").