Hole in My Shoe
|"Hole in My Shoe"|
|Single by Traffic|
|B-side||"Smiling Phases" (Capaldi, Winwood, Wood)|
|Label||Island WIP 6017
United Artists UA 50218
|Traffic singles chronology|
"Hole in My Shoe" is a song by English rock band Traffic which as a single release reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart and number 22 in the German charts, in 1967. Composed by guitarist Dave Mason, it was disliked by the other three members of the group who felt that it did not represent the band's musical or lyrical style.
In the BBC sitcom The Young Ones, 'Neil', one of the principal characters, often sang a line from the song. Eventually, in July 1984, Nigel Planer who played Neil recorded a cover version of the song, which reached the same number 2 peak as the original. His version featured Barbara Gaskin on backing vocals and was produced by Dave Stewart. 
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- "Chartverfolgung / Traffic / Single". Music Line (in German). Germany: Media Control Charts. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
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- "UK Charts - neil". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
- "Neil - Hole in my shoe". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
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