The Things We Do for Love (song)

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"The Things We Do for Love"
The Things We Do For Love - 10CC.jpg
Single by 10cc
from the album Deceptive Bends
B-side "Hot to Trot"
Released December 3, 1976 (UK)
Format 7" vinyl
Recorded 1976
Genre Progressive pop[1]
Length 3:29
Label Mercury
Songwriter(s) Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
Producer(s) 10cc
10cc singles chronology
"I'm Mandy, Fly Me"
(1976)
"The Things We Do for Love"
(1976)
"Good Morning Judge"
(1977)

"I'm Mandy, Fly Me"
(1976)
"The Things We Do for Love"
(1976)
"Good Morning Judge"
(1977)

"The Things We Do for Love" is a song by British band 10cc, released as a single in 1976. It later featured on the album Deceptive Bends released in 1977 and was the group's first release after the departure of band members Godley and Creme. The song was a hit in various countries worldwide, reaching number one in Canada,[2] as well as peaking at number 6 in the UK,[3] number 5 in the US[4] and Australia, number 13 in the Netherlands,[5] and number 2 in Ireland.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

Track listing[edit]

UK 7" single
A. "The Things We Do for Love" – 3:32
B. "Hot to Trot" – 4:28

Tina Arena version[edit]

"The Things We Do for Love"
The Things we Do for Love by Tina Arena.jpg
Single by Tina Arena
Released 4 November 2014
Format digital download
Recorded 2014
Genre Pop
Length 3:08
Label Positive Dream, EMI
Songwriter(s) Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
Tina Arena singles chronology
"Still Running"
(2014)
"The Things We Do for Love"
(2014)
"I Want to Love You"
(2015)

"Still Running"
(2014)
"The Things We Do for Love"
(2014)
"I Want to Love You"
(2015)

Australian singer Tina Arena recorded the song in 2014 and released in November 2014, with money raised going towards the National Breast Cancer Foundation.[15][16]

Australian department store David Jones Limited used the song in their 2014 Christmas campaign. [17][18] David Jones CEO Iain Nairn said, “David Jones has a 176 year heritage as the home of Christmas in Australia. "The Things We Do for Love" campaign successfully brings to life both the old and the new at David Jones, with a message that rings true for all of our customers at Christmas. We are delighted that Tina Arena was able to record our Christmas song and for the opportunity to contribute further funds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.”[19]

Track listing[edit]

1-track download[15]
  1. "The Things We Do for Love" - 3:08
4-track download [20]
  1. "Last Christmas" - 3:59
  2. "The Things We Do for Love" (pop mix) - 3:21
  3. "Only Lonely" - 3:22
  4. "You Set Fire to My Life" (acoustic mix) - 4:22

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) 709 [21]

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Breithaupt, Don; Breithaupt, Jeff (2000), Night Moves: Pop Music in the Late '70s, St. Martin's Press, p. 67, ISBN 978-0-312-19821-3
  2. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2014-03-12.
  3. ^ "10 C.C. | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 2014-03-12.
  4. ^ "10cc – Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-03-12.
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "10cc – The Things We Do For Love". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2014-03-12.
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2014-03-12.
  7. ^ Canada, Library and Archives (17 July 2013). "Image : RPM Weekly". Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  8. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". THE OFFICIAL NZ MUSIC CHART. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 4/16/77". Tropicalglen.com. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  10. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 238.
  11. ^ "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  12. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  13. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1977/Top 100 Songs of 1977". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  14. ^ "Cash Box YE Pop Singles - 1977". Tropicalglen.com. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  15. ^ a b "Tina Arena 'The Things We Do For Love' (smooth mix) - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  16. ^ "The Things We Do for Love, de Tina Arena en écoute gratuite et illimitée". All for Music. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  17. ^ "DAVID JONES – XMAS CAMPAIGN". Trailer Media. November 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Tina Arena and David Jones tie up for Christmas". Ad News. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Campaign: David Jones Celebrates Christmas With Tina Arena". Bandt. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  20. ^ "The Things we Do (single)". iTunes AUS. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  21. ^ "Response from ARIA re: Tina Arena ARIA singles chart history, received 21 November 2017". Imgur.com. Retrieved 28 November 2017. N.B. The High Point number in the NAT column represents the single's peak on the national chart.
  22. ^ "Lazlo Bane's Guilty Pleasures". cdbaby.com. Retrieved 2017-01-10.

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