Don't Pull Your Love

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"Don't Pull Your Love"
Don't Pull Your Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds.jpg
Single by Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds
from the album Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
B-side "Funk-In-Wagnal"
Released May 1971
Genre Pop
Length 2:42
Label Dunhill/ABC
Writer(s) Dennis Lambert
Brian Potter
Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds singles chronology
"Don't Pull Your Love"

"Don't Pull Your Love" is a classic song written by Brian Potter and Dennis Lambert. The song was originally released in 1971 by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds.

The song was an international hit, hitting number one on the U.S. Cash Box Top 100[1] and reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as Billboard's Easy Listening chart.[2] In Canada, the song spent one week at number one.[3]

"Don't Pull Your Love" became a gold record. Session musicians later referred to as the Wrecking Crew were hired to record the instruments instead of Hamilton, Frank and Reynolds.[4][5]

Chart performance[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

Sam & Dave[edit]

The song was recorded by Sam & Dave in 1971. Their version was released on Atlantic Records in October 1971 and reached number 36 on the Billboard R&B chart. The song can be found on a number of "best of" Sam & Dave collections that are currently available.

"Don't Pull Your Love"
Gc Pull Your Love single.jpg
Single by Glen Campbell
from the album Bloodline
B-side "Record Collector's Dream"
Released March 1976
Genre Country
Length 3:22
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Dennis Lambert
Brian Potter
Producer(s) Dennis Lambert
Brian Potter
Glen Campbell singles chronology
"Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.)"
"Don't Pull Your Love"
"See You on Sunday"

Glen Campbell medley[edit]

In early 1976 Glen Campbell, recorded the song as a medley with "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye". This version went to number 1 on the U.S. easy listening chart, number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100,[13] and number 4 on the country chart.[14] It was a major hit in Canada, reaching #2 on the country chart and #1 on the pop chart. He performed the medley in 1977 with Cher on the Sonny & Cher Show.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[15] 4
US Billboard Hot 100[16] 27
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[17] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2
Canadian RPM Top Singles 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 7
Preceded by
"Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again" by Barry Manilow
Billboard Easy Listening number 1 single (Glen Campbell version):
Medley with "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye"

May 8, 1976
Succeeded by
"Welcome Back" by John Sebastian

Sean Maguire cover[edit]

"Don't Pull Your Love"
Sean Maguire Don't Pull Your Love.JPG
Single by Sean Maguire
from the album Spirit
Released July 22, 1996
Format CD single
Recorded 1996
Genre Pop
Label Parlophone
Writer(s) Dennis Lambert
Brian Potter
Sean Maguire singles chronology
"Good Day"
"Don't Pull Your Love"
"Today's the Day"

In 1996, the song was covered by Sean Maguire, and released as his seventh single. It was the fourth and final single from his second album Spirit and reached number 14 on the UK Singles Chart.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "Don't Pull Your Love"
  2. "Love By Candlelight"
  3. "Sean Interview"


  1. "Don't Pull Your Love"
  2. "Love By Candlelight"
  3. "The Sun Shines From You"


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-07. Retrieved 2015-07-07. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 111. 
  3. ^ a b "RPM 100", RPM, Volume 15, No. 24, July 31, 1971. Accessed August 2, 2016.
  4. ^ Hartman, Kent (2012). The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret. Macmillan. p. 263. ISBN 9780312619749. 
  5. ^ Blaine, Hal; Goggin, David (2010). Hal Blaine and the Wrecking Crew. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 20. ISBN 9781888408126. 
  6. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Archived from the original on 2016-06-02. Retrieved 2016-10-03. 
  7. ^ "MOR Playlist", RPM, Volume 15, No. 23, July 24, 1971. Accessed August 2, 2016.
  8. ^ NZ Listener chart summary, Flavour of New Zealand. Accessed August 11, 2016.
  9. ^ "Cash Box Top 100", Cash Box, July 31, 1971. p. 4. Accessed August 3, 2016.
  10. ^ "RPM 100 Top Singles of '71", RPM Weekly. p. 18. Volume 16, No. 20, January 08, 1972. Accessed August 3, 2016.
  11. ^ "Top Records on 1969 (Based on Billboard Charts)", Billboard, December 25, 1971. TA-36. Accessed August 3, 2016.
  12. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Charts Hits of 1971", Cash Box, December 25, 1971. p. 31. Accessed August 3, 2016.
  13. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 44. 
  14. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 67. 
  15. ^ "Glen Campbell – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Glen Campbell.
  16. ^ "Glen Campbell – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Glen Campbell.
  17. ^ "Glen Campbell – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Glen Campbell.

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