Bits and Pieces
|"Bits and Pieces"|
|Single by The Dave Clark Five|
|from the album Glad All Over (Dave Clark Five album)|
|B-side||"All of the Time"|
|Genre||Pop rock, Beat|
|Label||Columbia DB 7210
Capitol 72148 (Canada)
|Writer(s)||Dave Clark, Mike Smith|
|The Dave Clark Five singles chronology|
"Bits and Pieces" is a song by 1960s quintet The Dave Clark Five. The single hit number two in the UK and number four in the US. The song was a success in other countries too. It was number two in Australia and number one in Canada and Ireland. It reached number four in the Netherlands. In Germany it only reached the 20th place though.
Lead vocals are sung by Mike Smith, who also wrote the song. The song is in antiphonal style, Mike Smith singing a solo line and the whole group responding. The drums have a very prominent part in the accompaniment.
The Jax, better known as Buster, released a cover version as a single in 1980.
The Supremes recorded two Dave Clark Five songs, "Bits and Pieces" and "Because", on their 1964 album A Bit of Liverpool (ignoring the fact The Dave Clark Five came from Tottenham instead of Liverpool).
The song was covered on the 1979 live album The Suicide Commandos Commit Suicide Dance Concert by The Suicide Commandos.
Dusty Springfield’s "Bits and Pieces" (1980) is a different song.
- DC5 Worldwide Discography.
- List of number-one singles of 1964 (Ireland).
- Hit singles in the Netherlands, 1964.
- Hit singles in Germany, 1964.
- John Tracy in the booklet accompanying the 1999 cd sampler The Barron Knights.