School Love

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"School Love" is a song written by Lynsey de Paul and Barry Blue,[1] which was recorded by Blue and released as his third single on Bell Records in 1974.[2] It reached No. 11 on the UK Singles Chart,[3] No. 3 on the Danish charts[4] (his biggest hit there), No. 9 on the Rhodesian charts[5] No. 24 on the Australian GoSet chart [6] and No. 31 in the Australian Kent Music Report chart,[7] making it Blue's last international hit, although he would go on to have another two UK hit singles later that year. It also reached No. 4 on the Radio Northsea Toppers 20 on 15 March 1974[8] and No. 5 on the Hessische Rundfunk Hitparade International chart.[9]

Blue performed the song twice on Top of the Pops, on 7[10] and 21 March 1974.[11] According to the NME, it was one of the top 150 UK singles of 1974.[12] It was also listed as 84th best single of 1974 in Australia according to Sydney 2SM as listed in Billboard.[13]

Cover versions of the song was released by vocal group The Hiltonaires on their album Made In England 9,[14] and Brazilian artist Paul Lynsey on the album Super Sucessos 74.[15] It was also released as a single by Italian group Moto Perpetuo,[16] and as an album track by another Italian group, La Quinta Faccia, on their self-titled album with Italian lyrics by Capelli.[17]

More recently, Blue's version was one of the tracks on his compilation CD albums, The Singles Collection.[18] and Dancin' (On A Saturday Night)... Best Of.[19] It was also included on the 2000 compilation CD Jackie Love Songs, which made No. 5 on the UK Albums Chart that year.[20] Blue's version of the song was featured in the 2014 film, Northern Soul.[21][22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "School Love". Repertoire.bmi.com. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  2. ^ "Barry Blue - School Love (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  3. ^ "school+love | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  4. ^ "School Love : Barry Blue". Danskehitlister.dk. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  5. ^ "Barry Blue - School Love / Hi-Cool Woman - Bell - South Africa - PS 315". 45cat.com. 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2016-11-27.
  6. ^ "Go-Set Australian charts - 24 August 1974". Poparchives.com.au. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  7. ^ David Kent (1993) Australian Chart Book 1970 - 1992. Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6
  8. ^ "Radio Northsea Toppers 20 - 1974". Hitnoteringen.nl. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Hitparade International". Hessencharts.de. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Episode #11.10". IMDb.com. 7 March 1974. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Episode #11.12". IMDb.com. 21 March 1974. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Old-Charts". Old-charts.com. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  13. ^ Billboard. February 6, 1975
  14. ^ "The Hiltonaires - Made In England 9 (Vinyl, LP)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
  15. ^ "Various - Super Sucessos 74". Discogs. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Moto Perpetuo - School Love (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  17. ^ "La Quinta Faccia - La Quinta Faccia (Vinyl, LP)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  18. ^ Dave Thompson (2002-12-03). "The Singles Collection - Barry Blue | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  19. ^ "Barry Blue - Dancin' (On A Saturday Night)... Best Of". Discogs.com. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  20. ^ "Jackie: Love Songs [2010] - Various Artists - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  21. ^ "Northern Soul". IMDb.com. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  22. ^ "Northern Soul Soundtrack List - Complete List of Songs". Soundtrackmania.net. Retrieved 22 September 2017.