Under the Moon of Love

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"Under the Moon of Love"
Single by Curtis Lee
Released 1961
Recorded 1961
Genre Pop
Label Warner Bros. Records
Writer(s) Curtis Lee, Tommy Boyce
Producer(s) Phil Spector
"Under the Moon of Love"
Single by Showaddywaddy
Released 1976
Format 7-inch single
Recorded 1975
Genre Pop
Label Bell Records
Writer(s) Curtis Lee, Tommy Boyce
Producer(s) Mike Hurst

"Under the Moon of Love" was a single by Curtis Lee.

The song was written by Tommy Boyce and Curtis Lee, and produced by Phil Spector for Curtis Lee in 1961. It was a minor hit in the U.S. reaching #46 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[1]

In 1975 Mud covered the song for their album Use Your Imagination which reached No. 33 in the UK Albums Chart. It was also the B-side of their 1976 single, "Beating Around The Bush", which failed to chart.

In 1976 the song was revived by rock and roll revival act Showaddywaddy, and became a major hit in the UK. The Mike Hurst-produced version went on to spend three weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart in December that year,[2] and has since sold over a million copies in the UK.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Curtis Lee". BlackCat Rockabilly Europe. Retrieved November 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 333–4. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Ami Sedghi (4 November 2012). "UK's million-selling singles: the full list". Guardian. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
Preceded by
"If You Leave Me Now" by Chicago
UK number one single
December 4, 1976 for three weeks
Succeeded by
"When a Child Is Born (Soledado)" by Johnny Mathis