Substitute (The Righteous Brothers song)

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"Substitute"
Single by The Righteous Brothers
from the album The Sons of Mrs. Righteous
B-side "Young Blood"
Released 1975
Length 3:18
Label Capital
Writer(s) Willie Harry Wilson
Producer(s) Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter
The Righteous Brothers singles chronology
"Never Say I Love You"
(1975)
"Substitute"
(1975)
"Hold On (To What You Got)"
(1976)
"Substitute"
Single by Clout
B-side "When Will You Be Mine"
Released January 1978
Recorded November 1977
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:28
Label Sunshine Records Production
Producer(s) Grahame Beggs
Clout singles chronology
"Since You've Been Gone"
(1977)
"Substitute"
(1978)
"You've Got All of Me"
(1978)

"Substitute" is a song by Willie H. Wilson, recorded first by The Righteous Brothers and released as single from their album The Sons of Mrs. Righteous in 1975.[1]

Clout version[edit]

In 1978, the song became a big hit for the South African band Clout, reaching No. 2 in the UK charts in August and being certified Gold by the BPI.[2] It fared even better in the rest of Europe where it reached No. 1 in Germany and Ireland, as well as No. 2 in Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland. This version was produced by Grahame Beggs.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[3] 12
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 10
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 2
Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders)[6] 1
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[7] 86
France (IFOP)[8] 16
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 2
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[12] 2
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 1
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[14] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 13
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[18] 67
US Cash Box[19] 52

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Substitute" (W.H. Wilson) – 3:28
  2. "When Will You Be Mine" (Carolyne Martin) – 2:59

Other versions[edit]

A version by Australian group Peaches also charted locally at the same time, but was out-charted by the Clout track. It was also covered by Gloria Gaynor in 1978 and by Polish-Swedish singer and actor Izabella Scorupco in 1990.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Righteous Brothers UK Albums". Retrieved 26 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – Chart Positions Pre 1989 Part 4". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Clout – Substitute" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Clout – Substitute" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Radio 2 Top 30 : 17 juni 1978" (in Dutch). Top 30. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 0037b." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  8. ^ "InfoDisc : Tous les Titres par Artiste" (in French). InfoDisc. Select "Clout" from the artist drop-down menu. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Clout – Substitute". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Clout". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Clout - Substitute search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Clout – Substitute" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Clout – Substitute". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  14. ^ "South African Rock Lists Website SA Charts 1969 – 1989 Acts (C)". Rock.co.za. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Clout – Substitute". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Clout – Substitute". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  17. ^ "Archive Chart: 1978-07-30" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  18. ^ "Clout – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  19. ^ CASH BOX Top 100 Singles – Week ending NOVEMBER 4, 1978 at the Wayback Machine (archived 4 October 2012). Cash Box magazine. Retrieved 29 July 2015.