Love Her (song)

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"Love Her"
Single by The Walker Brothers
from the album Introducing the Walker Brothers
B-side "The Seventh Dawn"
Released 9 April 1965[1]
Format 7"
Recorded 1964
Genre Pop, Wall of Sound
Length 3:23
Label Philips Records
Smash Records (U.S.)
Writer(s) Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
Producer(s) Nick Venet
The Walker Brothers singles chronology
"Pretty Girls Everywhere"
(1965)
"Love Her"
(1965)
"Make It Easy on Yourself"
(1965)

"Love Her" is a song written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil which was first a song for the American singing duo The Everly Brothers in 1963 as the b-side to "The Girl Sang the Blues" and was later recorded and released by the American pop group The Walker Brothers as their second single in 1965.

The Walker Brother's version is notable as it is the first single the group recorded with Scott Walker as the lead singer. Previously John Walker has been the dominant vocalist. The song was produced by Nick Venet and arranged by the Phil Spector collaborator Jack Nitzsche, who gave the song a Wall of Sound treatment. "Love Her" became the group's first hit spending thirteen weeks on the UK Singles Chart and peaking at #20 in June.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Philips - BF 1409 / Smash Records S-1976
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Love Her"   Mann, Weil 3:23
2. "The Seventh Dawn"   Ortolani, Webster 2:40

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1965) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[2] 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "45cat - The Walker Bros. - Love Her / The Seventh Dawn - Philips - UK - BF 1409". 45cat. Retrieved 2014-10-11. 
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 589/590. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.