You Make the Whole World Smile

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"You Make The Whole World Smile"
Single by Hammond Gamble
Hammond Gamble singles chronology
"You Make the Whole World Smile"
(as the Red Nose Band)
"You Make the Whole World Smile"
(as the Red Nose Band)

"You Make the Whole World Smile" is a single by New Zealand singer/songwriter, Hammond Gamble, as part of the Red Nose Band, called "Hammond Gamble & The Red Nose Gang".[1]

The song was the theme song for television adverts for Red Nose Day. The music video featured many famous New Zealanders lipsynching to the song in black and white.

This local tune has the distinction of being the only song in the New Zealand charts to ever hit number one twice in separate years. "You Make the Whole World Smile" first hit number one in August 1992 and exactly a year later it was number one again after having dropped out of the chart completely.[2]It also was the only New Zealand song to reach number one in the two years. The song was also notable for knocking the song "Can't Help Falling in Love" by UB40 out of the number 1 spot it had held for 10 weeks, the UB40 song returned to number 1 the following week.

Anika Moa cover[edit]

Anika Moa released a charity cover of the song in November 2010 as to fundraise for Cure Kids as part of Red Nose Day.[3]


  1. ^ Hammond Gamble
  2. ^ Website of the New Zealand Music Commission, Te Reo Reka O Aotearoa
  3. ^ Meade, Gareth (3 November 2010). "Anika Moa's Red Nose". MTV New Zealand. MTV. Retrieved 6 November 2010.