Gimme All Your Lovin'
|"Gimme All Your Lovin'"|
|Single by ZZ Top|
|from the album Eliminator|
|ZZ Top singles chronology|
Initially unsuccessful in the UK upon its early 1984 release, in the wake of the band's American success (the single reached #37 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart), it was promptly re-released, and reached #10 on the UK Singles Chart. It ties with the band's 1992 cover of Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas" as their highest-charting single in the UK. The song was produced by band manager Bill Ham, and recorded and mixed by Terry Manning.
The video features ZZ Top playing at a gas station, and introduces classic ZZ elements such as the red ""ZZ Eliminator Car," the "ZZ Keychain" and the "Three ZZ Girls" as heroines. It is the first of a ZZ Top music video series. Directed by Tim Newman.
In addition to Eliminator, "Gimme All Your Lovin'" appears on the following compilations:
In other media
This song appeared in The Santa Clause in the scene where Santa/Scott Calvin tries on his flameproof suit.
This song also appears in Beverly Hills Ninja.
- Kym Mazelle and Jocelyn Brown's 1994 rendition, which utilized a sample from C+C Music Factory's "Deeper Love", reached number 22 in the UK Singles Chart.
- In 1993 a Finnish band Leningrad Cowboys recorded on the Helsinki Senate Square a live cover version of this song featuring Red Army Choir[disambiguation needed], with a bit of the National Anthem of the Soviet Union making its way into the arrangement, along with choruses of "Halleluiah" as well.
- Lonestar released a version of the song in 2002 for the album Sharp Dressed Men: A Tribute to ZZ Top.
- Features in The Santa Clause (1994) and in the animated film Happy Feet (2006).
- A complete transcription is available at the Ultimate-Guitar Archive.
- A cover version of the song appears as downloadable content for Guitar Hero World Tour, and can be downloaded for all subsequent games (except for Smash Hits).
- Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
- "Ultratop.be – ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin'" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
- "Gimme all your lovin' in Canadian Top Singles Chart". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "Gimme all your lovin' in French Chart" (in French). Dominic DURAND / InfoDisc. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. You have to use the index at the top of the page and search "ZZ Top"
- "Gimme all your lovin' in Irish Chart". IRMA. Retrieved 15 June 2013. Only one result when searching "Gimme all your lovin'"
- "Nederlandse Top 40 – ZZ Top search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
- "Dutchcharts.nl – ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin'" (in Dutch). Mega Single Top 100.
- "1984 Top 40 Official UK Singles Archive - 17th November 1984". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
- "ZZ Top awards on Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
- "Ultratop.be – Martay feat. ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin' 2000" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
- "Martay feat. ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin' 2000". Charts.de. Media Control.
- "Martay feat. ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin' 2000 – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
- UK-charts.top-source.info. "Top 100 1984". Retrieved 2 July 2013.
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