Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
|"Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)"|
|Single by Edison Lighthouse|
|B-side||"Every Lonely Day"|
|Released||January 1970 (UK)
21 February 1970 (US)
|Recorded||England, November 1969|
|Writer(s)||Tony Macaulay / Barry Mason|
"Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" is a popular song by "one-hit wonder" Edison Lighthouse. The single hit the number one spot on the UK singles chart on the week ending on 31 January 1970, where it remained for a total of five weeks.
"Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" was written by Tony Macaulay and Barry Mason. Essentially, they were a studio group with prolific session singer Tony Burrows providing the vocals. When the song became a hit, a group needed to be assembled rapidly to feature the song on Top Of The Pops, a popular TV show. Sylvan Whittingham found a group called Greenfields and brought them to the auditions a week before their appearance on Top of the Pops. Once chosen and rehearsed, they appeared on the show as 'Edison Lighthouse' to mime to the fastest climbing number 1 hit record in history. Burrows sang the song on the programme during his third appearance on the same show with three different groups. It reached number 5 on US pop chart, number 3 in Canada, and number 1 on the UK Singles Chart for five weeks in January and February 1970.
- Anni-Frid Lyngstad covered the song in 1970 as "Där du går lämnar kärleken spår" (Where you go, love leaves traces).
- Uschi Glas covered the song in 1970 in German as "Wenn dein Herz brennt".
- In 1984, Hong Kong singer Samuel Hui covered the song in Cantonese as "Tsui Hei Foon Lei" (最喜歡你, which means "like you the most").
- British indie pop band The Siddeleys covered the song on the 1990 compilation "Alvin Lives (In Leeds) - Anti Poll Tax Trax".
- In 1995, Swedish dansband "Distance" (later "Frida & dansbandet") covered the song with lyrics in the Swedish language, as "När du ler" ("When you smile").
- In 2002, the Not Lame Recordings CD Right to Chews -- a collection of modern bands performing cover versions of bubblegum pop songs—included Beagle's version of the song.
- In 2007, Little Man Tate did a cover of this song at their concerts at the Boardwalk, Sheffield and at the Bolton Soundhouse.
- Singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston covered the song on his album Right Between the Promises.
- Guitarist, Mellotron player and Singer-songwriter Les Fradkin covered the song on his album "Perfect World".
- In 2012 Dennis Diken with Bell Sound recorded a version for a fund raising cd titled "Super Hits Of The Seventies" for radio station WFMU.
In the media
- The song is featured in the closing scenes of the film Shallow Hal. The female lead played by Gwyneth Paltrow was named Rosemary.
- It serves as the musical theme of the film Little Manhattan (wherein the female love interest is also named Rosemary), performed by Freedy Johnston.
- It was featured in a fifth season episode of The Sopranos ("All Happy Families...") during a hit on a female mobster.
- It is referred to in the narration of Reservoir Dogs, as part of the fictional "K-BILLY's Super Sounds of the '70s" radio show, but the song itself is not played.
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