Better Use Your Head

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"Better Use Your Head"
Better Use Your Head.jpg
Single by Little Anthony & The Imperials
B-side "Gonna Fix You Good"
Released 1976
Genre Modern soul, funk
Length 2:49
Label Silver Spotlight Series UP 36141
Songwriter(s) Teddy Randazzo, Victoria Pike
Producer(s) Teddy Randazzo

"Better Use Your Head" is a song and single by American R&B group, Little Anthony & The Imperials written by Teddy Randazzo, who also produced it, and his wife Victoria Pike.[1][2]

Originally released in the US on the Veep label in 1966 with "The Wonder of It All" as the B-side,[3] it reached # 54 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was later re-released in 1976 following its gain in popularity after having been played in clubs on the Northern soul scene in the UK. It made number 42 in the UK charts in July 1976 and was Little Anthony & The Imperials only UK chart success.[4]

Cover versions[edit]

This song has inspired cover versions by has been covered by Barry Ryan,[5] Robin Wilson,[6] Dennis D'ell,[7] and Marion Ryan.[8]

Credits: The Imperials[edit]

  • "Little Anthony" Gourdine (lead)
  • Clarence "Wah-Hoo" Collins (baritone/bass)
  • Ernest Wright (2nd tenor)
  • Sammy Strain (1st tenor)

Other credits[edit]

  • Producer: Teddy Randazzo
  • Orchestra: Don Costa

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Better Use Your Head". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Artist Profile - Teddy Randazzo - Bio". Jango.com. Retrieved 2016-09-29. 
  3. ^ "Better Use Your Head - 1966". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Little Anthony & The Imperials". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-09-29. 
  6. ^ "Little Anthony & the Imperials - Better Use Your Head". YouTube. 2013-03-09. Retrieved 2016-09-29. 
  7. ^ "Dennis D'Ell - Better Use Your Head". YouTube. 1966-09-17. Retrieved 2016-09-29. 
  8. ^ "NS-KTF-2021 Marion Ryan - Better Use Your Head.wmv". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-09-29. 

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