Come and Get Your Love

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This article is about the Redbone song. For the song by Roger Daltrey, see Ride a Rock Horse.
"Come and Get Your Love"
Come and Get Your Love - Redbone.jpeg
Cover of the 1974 Netherlands single
Single by Redbone
from the album Wovoka
B-side "Day to Day Life"
Released January 1974 (1974-01)
Format 7"
Genre
Length 3:27
5:02 (Album Version)
Label Epic
Writer(s) Lolly Vegas
Producer(s)
  • Lolly Vegas
  • Pat Vegas
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Redbone singles chronology
"When You Got Trouble"
(1972)
"Come and Get Your Love"
(1974)
"Wovoka"
(1974)

"Come and Get Your Love" is a 1974 hit single by the Native American rock band Redbone. The song was written by band member Lolly Vegas and produced by Lolly and his brother Pat Vegas, who was also a band member. It was originally featured on Redbone's 1973 album, Wovoka; later the song appeared on many "greatest hits" albums released by the band, as well as on numerous compilation albums of the 1970s.

The song peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in April 1974. It spent 18 weeks in the Top 40 and landed as the 4th most popular song on the Hot 100 for 1974. The single was certified gold by the RIAA on April 22, 1974, which indicates that it had sold over half a million copies in the United States. The song is Redbone's highest charting single and one of two Top 40 hits by the band (an earlier recording, "The Witch Queen of New Orleans", peaked at number 21 in 1972).

"Come and Get Your Love" also exists in a longer version, with an introductory slow part, plus a longer repeated coda. However, most radio stations rarely play it on the air. The song features a prominent part for electric sitar.

Chart performance[edit]

Real McCoy version[edit]

"Come and Get Your Love"
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Single by Real McCoy
from the album Another Night
Released June 29, 1995
Format CD
Genre
Length 3:14
Label Arista
Writer(s) Lolly Vegas
Producer(s) Douglas Carr
Per Adebratt
Tommy Ekman
David Brunner
Real McCoy singles chronology
"Love & Devotion"
(1995)
"Come and Get Your Love"
(1995)
"Sleeping with an Angel/Ooh Boy"
(1995)

In 1995, the German eurodance group Real McCoy released a cover version of the song, which peaked at number 19 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. This version also went to number-one on the American dance chart in August 1995.

Chart performance (Real McCoy version)[edit]

Charts (1995) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[2] 18
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[2] 39
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[2] 39
Canada (RPM)[3] 42
Canada Dance (RPM)[4] 4
Dutch Singles Chart[2] 37
Finnish Singles Chart[2] 9
German Singles Chart 53
Irish Singles Chart[5] 22
New Zealand Singles Chart[2] 8
UK Singles Chart 19
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 19
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Top 40 8
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play 1

Cover versions[edit]

  • Boys Town Gang, on their 1981 album Disc Charge
  • Carol Jiani, on her 1995 album Superstar
  • The Temprees, on their 1974 album Temprees 3
  • John Coinman, on 1997 soundtrack album to The Postman
  • Real McCoy, on their 1995 maxi-single Come and Get Your Love[6]
  • Cyndi Lauper samples the main hook for her remix of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" on the soundtrack to the film To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar
  • Hooray for Our Side, on their 2015 album Overture

In popular culture[edit]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Billboard Top 100 - 1974". Archived from the original on 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Steffen Hung. "Real McCoy - Come And Get Your Love". Lescharts.com. Retrieved 2016-10-09. 
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-09. 
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-09. 
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Archived from the original on 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2016-10-09. 
  6. ^ "Real McCoy - Come And Get Your Love (CD)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-10-09. 

Bibliography[edit]

Preceded by
"My Love Is for Real" by Paula Abdul
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single (Real McCoy version)
August 26, 1995
Succeeded by
"No More I Love You's" by Annie Lennox