So You Win Again

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"So You Win Again"
Single by Hot Chocolate
from the album Every 1's a Winner
B-side "A Part Of Being With You"
Released June 1977 (1977-06)
Format 7"
Recorded 1977
Genre Disco
Length 4:32 (album version)
4:21 (single version)
Label RAK
Writer(s) Russ Ballard
Producer(s) Mickie Most
Hot Chocolate singles chronology
"Heaven Is in the Back Seat of My Cadillac"
(1976)
"So You Win Again'"
(1977)
"Put Your Love In Me"
(1977)

"So You Win Again" is a popular single from the Hot Chocolate album Every 1's a Winner. The single was released in June 1977.[1]

Written by Russ Ballard and produced by Mickie Most, it is the band's sole UK number one single,[1] spending three weeks at the top in July 1977,[1] and one week as a NME number-one single. The song made it to No. 3 in Australia, No. 6 in Germany, and missed the Top 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, peaking at No. 31.[2]

The song was included on the soundtrack for the 1997 British film, Metroland.

In June 1978, South African band Copperfield entered the local charts with their slowed-down, ballad interpretation of the song, which peaked at no. 2.[3] and no. 15 in neighbouring Zimbabwe (formally known as Rhodesia).

Performances[edit]

Hot Chocolate performed the song on Top of the Pops.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 259/260. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "Hot Chocolate: Every 1's A Winner". Cherry Red Records. Retrieved 2011-03-26. Includes the UK No.1 hit single "So You Win Again" (No. 31 in the USA, No. 6 in Germany, No. 3 in Australia). 
  3. ^ Brian Currin. "South African Rock Lists Website - SA Charts 1969 - 1989 Acts (C)". Rock.co.za. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 

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Preceded by
"Show You the Way to Go" by The Jacksons
UK number one single
July 2, 1977
Succeeded by
"I Feel Love" by Donna Summer