Come and Get Your Love

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"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"
ReleasedJanuary 1974 (1974-01)
Length3:27 (single version)
5:02 (album version)
2:52 (DJ re-service version)
Songwriter(s)Lolly Vegas
  • Lolly Vegas
  • Pat Vegas
Redbone singles chronology
"When You Got Trouble"
"Come and Get Your Love"
"Come and Get Your Love" on YouTube

"Come and Get Your Love" is a song by rock band Redbone.[1] The song was originally released as a promo track under the name "Hail" and was later featured on the album Wovoka (1973), under its current name. The song was released as the album's first single the following year. Written and produced by band members Pat and Lolly Vegas, it is one of the band's most successful singles. It made them the first Native American band to reach the top five on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 5.[2] The song later appeared on many "greatest hits" albums released by the band, as well as on numerous compilation albums of the 1970s. A music video was released in 2020.[3]

The single cut is significantly shorter, with the album version featuring an introductory slow part, plus a longer repeated coda. Most radio stations rarely play the latter. The song features a prominent part for electric sitar. A shorter DJ re-service edit of the single version is mainly distinguished by a doubled lead vocal.

Chart performance[edit]

The song peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on April 13, 1974.[4] It spent 18 weeks in the Top 40 and landed as the fourth-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 shipped over a half-million copies in North America. 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.)

In France, the single peaked at number 177 on the singles sales chart (physical sales + downloads) in 2017.[5] The following year, Redbone's version featured in a Christmas 2018 media advertising campaign from Bouygues, the French telecommunications company, and the song soon rose to the top of the pop charts. It entered the downloads chart's Top 10,[6] and reached number one on the singles sales chart at the end of the year.[7] It also peaked at number 20 on the singles chart (downloads plus streaming) during the last week of the year.[8]

In 2014, "Come and Get Your Love" experienced a resurgence in popularity when it was featured in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy as one of the songs on a mixtape made for the protagonist Peter Quill.[9] It was also included on the film's soundtrack album, which reached the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart. In 2015, "Come and Get Your Love" was used on Netflix's adult animated sitcom F Is for Family on its theme song with Redbone. It was also heard and reused in the 2019 film Avengers: Endgame.



Sales and certifications for "Come and Get Your Love"
Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[13] Gold 1,000,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] Platinum 600,000double-dagger

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Real McCoy version[edit]

"Come and Get Your Love"
Real mccoy-come and get your love s.jpg
Single by Real McCoy
from the album Another Night
  • 23 May 1995 (USA)
  • 14 August 1995 (UK)
  • 28 August 1995 (Germany)
Songwriter(s)Pat Vegas/Lolly Vegas
  • Douglas Carr
  • Per Adebratt
  • Tommy Ekman
Real McCoy singles chronology
"Love & Devotion"
"Come and Get Your Love"
"Sleeping with an Angel/Ooh Boy"
Music video
"Come and Get Your Love" on YouTube

In 1995, German Eurodance project Real McCoy released a cover version of "Come and Get Your Love", which was released as a third single from their debut album, Another Night, in the United States. It peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number-one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in August 1995.

Critical reception[edit]

Larry Flick from Billboard commented, "The act has a field day with a nearly forgotten '70s pop nugget made famous by Redbone—we are dying to meet the nostalgic mind that came up with such a genius cover choice. Mixes are forthcoming. We are waiting with tambourine in hand."[15] James Richliano from The Boston Globe said it is "infectiously urbanized here for the '90s".[16] Dave Sholin from the Gavin Report wrote, "Based on immediate programmer reaction, it seemed destined that this cover of Redbone's 1974 hit would be the obvious follow-up to the trio's hits 'Another Night' and 'Runaway'. Polishing it up '90s-style gives the group a clear shot at plenty of radio and club play for the summer ahead."[17]

Music writer James Masterton viewed it as "typical Euro dance, an uptempo beat, a high powered rap and a catchy female vocal, this time one which is too similar to Cyndi Lauper's (Hey Now) Girls Just Wanna Have Fun to be accidental but that is not to detract from the success of the track."[18] A reviewer from Music Week rated it four out of five, calling it "a cute and catchy track which is guaranteed to give Ojay, Vanessa and Patsy a fourth worldwide hit."[19] The magazine's Alan Jones noted that the "jaunty remake incorporates techno-edged synths, house rhythms, ragga rapping and – somewhere in the mix – enough elements of the original, highly infectious song to be sure of their fourth hit in a row."[20]

Music video[edit]

A music video was produced to promote the single, directed by American music video director Wayne Isham.[21] It was later published on Real McCoy's official YouTube channel in October 2006. The video has amassed more than 4 million views as of September 2021.[22]

Track listing[edit]


Weekly single chart performance for Real McCoy's cover of "Come and Get Your Love"
Charts (1995) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[23] 18
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[23] 39
Belgium (Ultratop Wallonia)[23] 39
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[24] 42
Canada Dance (RPM)[25] 4
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[26] 35
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[23] 9
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40)[27] 20
Ireland (IRMA)[28] 22
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40 Tipparade)[29] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[23] 37
New Zealand (RIANZ)[23] 8
Scotland (OCC)[30] 21
UK Singles (OCC)[31] 19
UK Dance (OCC)[32] 25
US Pop Singles (Cash Box)[33] 14
Zimbabwe (ZIMA)[34] 6

Other cover versions[edit]



  • The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 9th Edition, 2010, ISBN 978-0823085545
  • The Billboard Book of #1 Hits, 5th Edition, 2003, ISBN 978-0823076772


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