Don't Throw Your Love Away

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"Don't Throw Your Love Away"
Single by The Orlons
A-side"Bon-Doo-Wah"
ReleasedNovember 1963
Format7" single
GenreR&B
Length2:04
LabelCameo C-287
Songwriter(s)Billy Jackson / Jimmy Wisner
The Orlons singles chronology
"Crossfire!"
(1963)
"Bon-Doo-Wah" / "Don't Throw Your Love Away"
(1963)
"Shimmy Shimmy"
(1964)
"Don't Throw Your Love Away"
Single by The Searchers
from the album It's The Searchers
B-side"I Pretend I'm With You"
ReleasedApril 1964
Format7" single
GenreMerseybeat
Length2:17
LabelPye 7N15630 (UK)[1]
Kapp 593 (USA)
Songwriter(s)Billy Jackson / Jimmy Wisner[1]
Producer(s)Tony Hatch[1]
The Searchers singles chronology
"Needles and Pins"
(1964)
"Don't Throw Your Love Away"
(1964)
"Someday We're Gonna Love Again"
(1964)

"Don't Throw Your Love Away" is a song written by Billy Jackson and Jimmy Wisner that was originally released in 1963 by The Orlons. It was the B-side to "Bon-Doo-Wah", which peaked at No. 55 in the US charts.

The song was covered by The Searchers and released in April 1964.[1] The Searchers' version went to No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart[2][3] and the Irish Singles Chart, #4 in Denmark, #6 on 24 July 1964 on WLS,[4] and #16 on 11 July 1964 on the Hot 100.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c d Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 78. ISBN 0-85112-250-7.
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 162–3. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ "Discography". The-searchers.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
  4. ^ "Silver Dollar Survey". WLS. 1964-07-24.
  5. ^ "Hot 100". Billboard. 1964-07-11.