A Little Bit More

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For the song by Melba Moore, see A Little Bit More (Melba Moore song).
"A Little Bit More"
A Little Bit More - Dr. Hook.jpg
Single by Dr. Hook
from the album A Little Bit More
B-side "A Couple More Years"
Released June 1976
Genre Soft rock
Length 2:56
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Bobby Gosh
Producer(s) Ron Haffkine
Dr. Hook singles chronology
"Only Sixteen"
"A Little Bit More"
"If Not You"

"A Little Bit More" is a song written and performed by Bobby Gosh, released on his 1973 album Sitting in the Quiet.[1] The first hit version was recorded by the band Dr. Hook; their version was released as a single in 1976. It charted at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and spent two weeks at number nine on the Cash Box Top 100.[2] It reached number two on the UK Singles Chart. It was Dr. Hook's joint second-best UK chart placing, matching "Sylvia's Mother" and surpassed only by "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman".

The song has also been recorded by Lynn Anderson (1977), Ronnie McDowell (1992), Lars Roos (1992), Shane Richie (1998) and 911 (1999).

Chart performance[edit]

911 version[edit]

"A Little Bit More"
A Little Bit More.jpg
Single by 911
from the album There It Is
Released 11 January 1999
Recorded 1998
Genre Pop
Writer(s) Bobby Gosh
Producer(s) 911
911 singles chronology
"More Than a Woman"
"A Little Bit More"
"Private Number"

In 1998, English boy band 911 recorded their own version of "A Little Bit More" for their third studio album, There It Is (1999). It was released on 11 and 15 January 1999 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, respectively, and went on to become one of their most successful singles, debuting at number one on the UK Singles Chart on 17 January 1999,[6] becoming their only number-one single.[7] It also charted at number seven on the Irish Singles Chart,[8] the band's only single ever to chart in Ireland, and number 46 in New Zealand.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 7
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 46
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[10] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 1
Ukraine (FDR)[12] 1


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Silver 200,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Preceded by
"Praise You" by Fatboy Slim
UK Singles Chart number-one single (911 version)
17–23 January 1999
Succeeded by
"Pretty Fly" by The Offspring


  1. ^ "Cover versions of A Little Bit More by Bobby Gosh". SecondHandSongs. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-22. 
  3. ^ "Old-Charts". Old-Charts. Retrieved 2015-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 26, No. 14 & 15, January 08 1977". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1976/Top 100 Songs of 1976". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  6. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 629. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  7. ^ "A Little Bit More". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "The Irish Charts – Search Results – A Little Bit More". Irish Singles Chart.
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – 911 – A Little Bit More". Top 40 Singles.
  10. ^ "Archive Chart: 1999-01-23". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  11. ^ "Archive Chart: 1999-01-23" UK Singles Chart.
  12. ^ "Ukrainian Chart - 911". FDR. 10 May 2009. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  13. ^ "British single certifications – 911 – A Little Bit More". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter A Little Bit More in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search

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