Lovin' Things (song)

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"Lovin' Things"
Lovin' Things - The Marmalade.jpg
Single by The Marmalade
from the album There’s A Lot Of It About[1]
B-side"Hey Joe"
Released1968 (1968)
Format7" single
RecordedCBS Studio New Bond St London
LabelCBS Records
Songwriter(s)Artie Schroeck, Jet Loring
Producer(s)Mike Smith
The Marmalade singles chronology
"Man In A Shop"
"Lovin' Things"
"Wait for Me Mary-Anne"

"Lovin' Things" is a 1968 song recorded by Scottish group The Marmalade, later covered by The Grass Roots. The song was written by Artie Schroeck and Jet Loring. It was the band's first successful single release, reaching number six on the UK singles chart.[2] Their version was not, however, released in North America.

Grass Roots cover[edit]

"Lovin' Things"
Lovin' Things - Grass Roots.jpg
Single by The Grass Roots
from the album Lovin' Things
B-side"You and Love Are the Same"
ReleasedFebruary 1969 (1969-02)
Format7" single
GenreRock, Psychedelic pop
Songwriter(s)Artie Schroeck, Jet Loring
Producer(s)Steve Barri
The Grass Roots singles chronology
"Melody For You"
"Lovin' Things"
"The River Is Wide"

"Lovin' Things" was released in 1968 by Bobby Rydell then covered the following year by The Grass Roots. It was the lead single from their album of the same name. The song became a modest hit in both Canada and the United States.

Chart performance[edit]

(The Marmalade)

(The Grass Roots)

Chart (1969) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[4] 78
Canada RPM Top Singles 24
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 49
US Cash Box Top 100[6] 35
US Record World 30

Other versions[edit]

    • "Lovin' Things" was first released by the writer, Artie Schroeck on Columbia Records in early 1967.
    • Bobby Rydell did a version of the song in 1967. It was released as the B-side of "That's What I Call Livin'," a non-charting single. He performed "Lovin' Things" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program, American Bandstand on February 28, 1970.
    • Keith Mansfield Orchestra, on his 1968 album All You Need Is Keith Mansfield
    • December's Children, in 1968
    • Petula Clark, on her 1969 album Portrait of Petula[7]
    • The Ventures, on their 1969 gold album Hawaii Five-O


  1. ^ "The Marmalade - There's A Lot Of It About".
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2001). British Hit Singles (14th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 40. ISBN 0-85156-156-X.
  3. ^ "Top 100 1968 - UK Music Charts".
  4. ^ "Australian Chart Book". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05.
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  6. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Singles, March 22, 1969". Archived from the original on July 20, 2018. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "A Portrait of Petula". Allmusic. Retrieved June 17, 2011.

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