How Do You Do (Mouth & MacNeal song)

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"How Do You Do"
How Do You Do (Mouth & MacNeal).jpg
Single by Mouth & MacNeal
from the album How Do You Do
B-side "Land of Milk and Honey"
Released January 22, 1971
Format 7" 45 RPM
Genre Pop rock
Length 2:57
Label Decca, Philips
Songwriter(s) Hans van Hemert, Harry van Hoof

"How Do You Do" released in 1971 was an international hit single for Dutch duo Mouth & MacNeal. It was #1 in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, and New Zealand.[1][2][3] It also spent 19 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 a year later, and a cover version by Scots-German duo Die Windows (later Windows) reached #1 in Germany.[4][5] The single earned Mouth & MacNeal, and its composers Hans van Hemert and Harry van Hoof, the 1972 Buma Export Award for the most records sold abroad by a Dutch musical act in that year.[6]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Charts (1971-72) Peak
position
Belgium (VRT Top 30)[1] 1
Canada (RPM)[7] 2
Denmark (Tracklisten)[2] 1
Germany (Media Control AG)[1] 5
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[1] 1
New Zealand (RIANZ)[3] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[1] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 8
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary[8] 37

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "European chart peak positions" listed at hitparade.ch. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b "How Do You Do - Mouth & MacNeal entry at danskehitlister.dk (Danish). Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  3. ^ a b Scapolo, Dean (2007). The Complete New Zealand Music Charts 1966-2006 , p. 14. Maurienne House, Wellington. ISBN 9781877443008.
  4. ^ a b "Billboard Hot 100 - July 1972" Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  5. ^ Windows chart singles at musicline.de (German). Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  6. ^ Buma Exportprijs 1972 at bumaharpengala.nl (Dutch). Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  7. ^ RPM Top Singles - Vol.17, No.26, Aug 12 1972 at www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 169. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-16. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  10. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1972". Archived from the original on 16 February 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "American single certifications – Mouth and MacNeal – How Do You Do". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Non, non, rien n'a changé" by Les Poppys
Dutch Top 40 number-one single
18 December 1971 – 21 January 1972
Succeeded by
"Sacramento (A Wonderful Town)" by Middle of the Road