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". The song was written by [1 ] Johnny Edward (creator and voice of fictional robot TV character Metal Mickey) and his wife Sue.
"Save Your Love" entered the UK charts 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. 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 ]
Critical Reception [ edit ]
Save Your Love was ranked Number 5 on a list of "Worst Christmas number ones of all time". Daily Telegraph [4 ]
Cover versions [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Roberts, David (2006). (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 416–7. British Hit Singles & Albums ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
^ McAleer, David (2009). (1st ed.). London: Virgin Books. p. 463. The Virgin Book of Top 40 Charts ISBN 9780753522004.
^ "De Nederlandse Top 40, week 3, 1983". Radio538.nl . Retrieved . 21 February 2008
^ Rupert Hawksley, " Worst Christmas number ones of all time" The Daily Telegraph,16 December 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
^ "Save your love kramgoa låtar 11 | Svensk mediedatabas". SMDB . Retrieved . 2014-03-29
^ "Nu är det advent | Svensk mediedatabas". SMDB . Retrieved . 2014-03-29
^ "Vilken härlig dag | Svensk mediedatabas". SMDB . Retrieved . 2014-03-29
External links [ edit ]
There's No One Quite Like Grandma" ( St Winifred's School Choir, 1980) "
Don't You Want Me" ( The Human League, 1981) "
Save Your Love" ( Renée and Renato, 1982) "
Only You" ( The Flying Pickets, 1983) "
Do They Know It's Christmas?" ( Band Aid, 1984) "
Merry Christmas Everyone" ( Shakin' Stevens, 1985) "
Reet Petite" ( Jackie Wilson, 1986) "
Always on My Mind" ( Pet Shop Boys, 1987) "
Mistletoe and Wine" ( Cliff Richard, 1988) "
Do They Know It's Christmas?" ( Band Aid II, 1989)