Save Your Love (Renée and Renato song)

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"Save Your Love"
Single by Renée and Renato
Released 1982
Genre Pop
Length 3:06
Songwriter(s) Johnny Edward, Sue Edward
Renée and Renato singles chronology
"Save Your Love"
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"Save Your Love" is a song which, when performed by duo Renée and Renato, was a UK Number one hit in December 1982. It remained at the top of the chart for four weeks before being knocked off by Phil Collins' "You Can't Hurry Love".[1] The song was written by Johnny Edward (creator and voice of fictional robot TV character Metal Mickey) and his wife Sue.

"Save Your Love" entered the UK Singles Chart on 13 November 1982 at number 38. However, it began to pick up sales during the Christmas period, and six weeks after its debut was at the top of the charts, resulting in it being played on Top of the Pops and many radio stations.[citation needed] Renée (whose real name was Hilary Lester), did not appear in the video for "Save Your Love"; instead, she was replaced by a model.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Country Peak
UK Singles Chart 1[1]
Ireland 1
The Netherlands 1[3]
Germany 10
Austria 17
Belgium 1
Switzerland 4
Sweden 3
Norway 1

Critical reception[edit]

Save Your Love was ranked Number 5 on a Daily Telegraph list of "Worst Christmas number ones of all time".[4]

Cover versions[edit]


  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 416–7. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ McAleer, David (2009). The Virgin Book of Top 40 Charts (1st ed.). London: Virgin Books. p. 463. ISBN 9780753522004. 
  3. ^ "De Nederlandse Top 40, week 3, 1983". Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  4. ^ Rupert Hawksley, "Worst Christmas number ones of all time" The Daily Telegraph,16 December 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Save your love kramgoa låtar 11 | Svensk mediedatabas". SMDB. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  6. ^ "Nu är det advent | Svensk mediedatabas". SMDB. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  7. ^ "Vilken härlig dag | Svensk mediedatabas". SMDB. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  8. ^ "Willy Alberti and Willeke Alberti cover of Renée & Renato's 'Save Your Love'". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2016-11-14. 

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Preceded by
"Beat Surrender" by The Jam
UK number one single
12 December 1982 - 2 January 1983
Succeeded by
"You Can't Hurry Love" by Phil Collins