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"
Released3 December 1976 (UK)
Format7" vinyl
Recorded1976
GenreProgressive pop[1]
Length3:29
LabelMercury
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)

"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]

Personnel[edit]

  • Eric Stewart — lead guitar, lead and backing vocals, piano, organ
  • Graham Gouldman — bass, backing vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, tambourine, handclaps
  • Paul Burgess — drums, tambourine, handclaps, gong

Track listing[edit]

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

Amy Grant version[edit]

"The Things We Do for Love"
The Things we Do for Love - Amy Grant.jpg
Single by Amy Grant
ReleasedFebruary 1996
FormatCD
GenreEasy listening, adult contemporary
LabelA&M
Songwriter(s)Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
Amy Grant singles chronology
"Oh How the Years Go By"
(1995)
"The Things We Do for Love"
(1996)
"Takes a Little Time"
(1997)

"The Things We Do For Love" was covered by Amy Grant for the soundtrack to the 1996 movie Mr. Wrong. Her version reached number 24 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart. It was a bigger hit in Canada, where it reached number 41 on the Pop singles chart[15] and number eight Adult Contemporary.[16] It is ranked as the 96th biggest Adult Contemporary hit of 1996.[17]

Charts[edit]

Tina Arena version[edit]

"The Things We Do for Love"
The Things we Do for Love by Tina Arena.jpg
Single by Tina Arena
Released4 November 2014
Formatdigital download
Recorded2014
GenrePop
Length3:08
LabelPositive 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)

Australian singer Tina Arena recorded the song in 2014 and released in November 2014, with money raised going towards the National Breast Cancer Foundation.[22][23]

Australian department store David Jones Limited used the song in their 2014 Christmas campaign. [24][25]

Track listing[edit]

1-track download[22]
  1. "The Things We Do for Love" - 3:08
4-track download [26]
  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 [27]

Later 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 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "10 C.C. | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  4. ^ "10cc – Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "10cc – The Things We Do For Love". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  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 4 May 2016.
  12. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1977/Top 100 Songs of 1977". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  14. ^ "Cash Box YE Pop Singles - 1977". Tropicalglen.com. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 15 April 1996. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 15 April 1996. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  17. ^ http://www.musicvf.com/top_ac_songs_of_1996
  18. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 15 April 1996. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  19. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 15 April 1996. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  20. ^ "Amy Grant Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  21. ^ http://www.musicvf.com/top_ac_songs_of_1996
  22. ^ a b "Tina Arena 'The Things We Do For Love' (smooth mix) - single". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  23. ^ "The Things We Do for Love, de Tina Arena en écoute gratuite et illimitée". All for Music. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  24. ^ "DAVID JONES – XMAS CAMPAIGN". Trailer Media. November 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  25. ^ "Tina Arena and David Jones tie up for Christmas". Ad News. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  26. ^ "The Things we Do (single)". iTunes AUS. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  27. ^ "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.
  28. ^ "Lazlo Bane's Guilty Pleasures". cdbaby.com. Retrieved 10 January 2017.

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