Use It Up and Wear It Out

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"Use It Up and Wear It Out" is a song by Odyssey that was released as a single in 1980. It spent two weeks at No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in August that year,[1] but failed to make commercial success in the United States.

The song was written by Sandy Linzer and L. Russell Brown,[2] and produced by Linzer. It was the New York-based disco group's only UK No. 1 single, spending two weeks at the top of the charts from July 26 to August 8, 1980.[1] It was their most successful single on the UK Singles Chart, despite it failing to get into the Hot 100 in their native United States.[3]

Cover versions[edit]

A cover by the duo Pat and Mick reached the No. 22 in the UK Singles Chart in 1990.[4]

Another cover version was recorded by Karin Nagi,[5] and produced by Julian Marsh[6] in 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 383. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ James Christopher Monger. "The Best of the 80s - Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  3. ^ Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. pp. 206–7. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 420. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  5. ^ "Karin Nagi". Karin Nagi. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  6. ^ "Computer Consultant, Music Producer, and DJ based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA". Julian Marsh. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
Preceded by
"Xanadu" by Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra
UK number one single
26 July 1980 - 8 August 1980
Succeeded by
"The Winner Takes It All" by ABBA