All or Nothing (Small Faces song)
|"All Or Nothing"|
|Single by Small Faces|
|from the album From the Beginning|
|Released||5 August 1966|
|Recorded||IBC Studios, Portland Place, London|
|Label||Decca (US RCA Victor)|
|Writer(s)||Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane|
|Small Faces singles chronology|
The song was also a major hit in both the Netherlands, where it reached number two and Ireland, where it reached number three.
The song begins with a loud drum roll, an idea possibly taken from the Young Rascals song "Baby Let's Wait".
According to Kay Marriott, Steve's mother, Steve wrote this song about his split with ex-fiancee Sue Oliver, though first wife Jenny Rylance states that Marriott told her he wrote the song for her as a result of her split with Rod Stewart. Both statements are said to be correct.
The song was covered in 1981 by Tygers of Pan Tang and in 1985 by X (U.S. band). It was also covered on BBC Radio 2 by Manic Street Preachers on 15 September 2010 as part of the Great British Songbook Library.
The song appeared in the soundtrack for the 2010 film Made in Dagenham. Nigel Cole's film is a dramatisation of the 1968 Ford sewing machinists strike at Ford Dagenham, where female workers protested against sexual discrimination and the desire for equal pay.
The song is used as the theme tune (over the opening credits) on the 2012 BBC UK TV series The Syndicate about a group of lottery winners.
"Yellow Submarine"/"Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles
|UK number-one single
15 September 1966 (1 week)
"Distant Drums" by Jim Reeves
- Paolo Hewitt/John Hellier (2004). Steve Marriott All Too Beautiful. Helter Skelter Publishing ISBN 1-900924-44-7.