Under the Moon of Love

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"Under the Moon of Love"
Single by Curtis Lee
Released 1961
Recorded 1961
Genre Pop
Label Dunes Records
Songwriter(s) Curtis Lee, Tommy Boyce
Producer(s) Phil Spector
"Under the Moon of Love"
Single by Showaddywaddy
Released 1976
Format 7-inch single
Recorded 1975
Genre Pop
Label Bell Records
Songwriter(s) Curtis Lee, Tommy Boyce
Producer(s) Mike Hurst

"Under the Moon of Love" was a single by Curtis Lee.

The song was written by Tommy Boyce and Curtis Lee, and produced by Phil Spector for Curtis Lee in 1961. It was released on Dunes Records #45-2008, with the "B" side "Beverly Jean". It peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #46 on December 2, 1961.

In 1975 Mud covered the song for their album Use Your Imagination which reached No. 33 in the UK Albums Chart. It was also the B-side of their 1976 single, "Beating Around The Bush", which failed to chart.

In 1993–1994 the song was performed live during the Take That concert tour Everything Changes Tour with Robbie Williams on lead vocal in their "Rock 'N' Roll Medley".

Showaddywaddy version[edit]

In 1976 the song was revived by rock and roll revival act Showaddywaddy, and became a major hit in the UK. The Mike Hurst-produced version went on to spend three weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart in December that year,[1] and has since sold over a million copies in the UK.[2]

This version has become a traditional favourite with St. Mirren FC fans.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1976-1977) Peak position
Flag of Ireland.svg Irish Singles Chart (IRMA)[3] 6
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg South Africa (Springbok Radio)[4] 6
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg UK Singles Chart (BMRB) 1
Flag of the United States.svg US Billboard Hot 100[5] 46


  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 333–4. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Lane, Dan (27 June 2013). "Daft Punk's Get Lucky becomes one of the UK's biggest selling singles of all-time!". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  4. ^ Currin, Brian. "South African Rock Lists Website - SA Charts 1965 - 1989 Acts (S)". Rock.co.za. Retrieved 2016-08-29. 
  5. ^ "Curtis Lee". BlackCat Rockabilly Europe. Retrieved November 7, 2012. 
Preceded by
"If You Leave Me Now" by Chicago
UK number one single
December 4, 1976 for three weeks
Succeeded by
"When a Child Is Born (Soledado)" by Johnny Mathis