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"
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"The Things We Do for Love"
(1976)
"Good Morning Judge"
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"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 huge 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

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. ^ New Zealand Top 40 Singles Chart, 1 May 1977
  8. ^ "Forum - 1970 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2016-05-04. 
  9. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  10. ^ "Top 100 1977". Uk-charts.top-source.info. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  11. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1977/Top 100 Songs of 1977". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  12. ^ "Tina Arena 'The Things We Do For Love' (smooth mix) - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 2014-11-10. 

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