Give a Little Love (Bay City Rollers song)

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"Give a Little Love"
Single by Bay City Rollers
from the album Wouldn't You Like It?
B-side"She'll Be Crying Over You"
LabelArista, Bell
Songwriter(s)Phil Wainman and Johnny Goodison
Producer(s)Phil Wainman and Johnny Goodison
Bay City Rollers singles chronology
"Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye)"
"Give a Little Love"
"Don't Stop the Music"

"Give a Little Love", by the Bay City Rollers, was a UK number-one single for three weeks in July 1975.[2] It was written by John Goodison and Phil Wainman and produced by Wainman. It was the band's second and final UK number one, and was the 11th biggest British hit of 1975.[3] Unlike the single version, the original UK album version (on the LP Wouldn't You Like It) was augmented with a string section, while the US-only Bay City Rollers album had only the basic rhythm track and no strings.

This song was not released as a single in the United States, and therefore failed to chart. Their follow-up hit a few months later, however, "Saturday Night," reached No. 1 in the United States and Canada, but was not re-released in the UK after having failed to chart in 1973.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Give a Little Love" – 3:29
  2. "She'll Be Crying Over You" – 3:12

Chart performance[edit]


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  3. ^ "Top 100 1975 - UK Music Charts". Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  4. ^ a b "National Top 100 Singles for 1975". Kent Music Report. 29 December 1975. Retrieved 15 January 2022 – via Imgur.
  5. ^ "INFINITY CHARTS: German Top 20". Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  6. ^ The Irish Charts, 20 November 1975
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  9. ^ "Britain's best selling records of '75". Record Mirror. London. 10 January 1976. p. 12. Archived from the original on 21 September 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.

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