Give A Little Love

Bay City Rollers, Blackfoot Sue

About Give A Little Love

"Give a Little Love", by the Bay City Rollers, was a UK number-one single for three weeks in July 1975. It was written by John Goodison and Phil Wainman and produced by Wainman. It was the band's second and final UK number one, and was the 11th biggest British hit of 1975. Unlike the single version, the original UK album version (on the LP Wouldn't You Like It) was augmented with a string section, while the US-only Bay City Rollers album had only the basic rhythm track and no strings. This song was not released as a single in the United States, and therefore failed to chart. Their follow-up hit a few months later, however, "Saturday Night," reached No. 1 in the United States and Canada, but was not re-released in the UK after having failed to chart in 1973. 


Year:
2008
3:20
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It's a teenage dream to be seventeen
And to find you're all wrapped up in love
And I found that you made a dream come true
Now I do believe in what they say

You've got to give a little love, take a little love
Be prepared to forsake a little love
And when the sun comes shining through
We'll know what to do

Give a little love, take a little love
Be prepared to forsake a little love
And when the sun comes shining through
We'll know what to do

When I walk with you there is just we two
And the world goes by and I just don't care-are
And I know one day I will find a way
To be safe and sound within your heart

So until I do, gonna give a little love, take a little love
Be prepared to forsake a little love
And when the sun comes shining through
We'll know what to do

Give a little love, take a little love
Be prepared to forsake a little love
And when the sun comes shining through
We'll know what to do

Give a little love, take a little love
Be prepared to forsake a little love
And when the sun comes shining through
We'll know what to do

Give a little love, take a little love
Be prepared to forsake a little love
And when the sun comes shining through
We'll know what to do

You've got to give a little love, take a little love
Be prepared to forsake a little love
And when the sun comes shining through
We'll know what to do

Give a little love, take a little love
Be prepared to forsake a little love

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Bay City Rollers

The Bay City Rollers were a Scottish pop band whose popularity was highest in the 1970s. The British Hit Singles & Albums noted that they were "tartan teen sensations from Edinburgh", and were "the first of many acts heralded as the 'Biggest Group since The Beatles' and one of the most screamed-at teeny-bopper acts of the 1970s". For a relatively brief but fervent period (nicknamed "Rollermania"), they were worldwide teen idols. The group's line-up featured numerous changes over the years, but the classic line-up during its heyday included guitarists Eric Faulkner and Stuart Wood, singer Les McKeown, bassist Alan Longmuir, and drummer Derek Longmuir. more »

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Written by: CHARLES FINK

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10 facts about this song

Band Background
"Bay City Rollers" was a Scottish pop/rock band formed in Edinburgh in 1966. They experienced their most successful period during the mid-1970s.
Song Release
The song "Give a Little Love" was released in 1975 as the lead single from their album "Wouldn't You Like It".
Chart Performance
"Give a Little Love" topped the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in July 1975. It was the band's second UK chart-topping single following "Bye, Bye, Baby" which was released earlier that same year.
Critical Reception
It was well-received by critics for its upbeat nature and catchy chorus, becoming one of the band's signature songs.
Historical Influence
The song is seen as emblematic of the 1970s pop genre and is still played on oldies radio stations today.
Cover Versions
The song has been covered by a number of artists and bands, including boyband "Brother Beyond" in 1988 and country singer Tom Astor in 1989.
Music Video
It featured a music video that became popular on then-new music video programs such as MTV, and solidified the band's teen idol image with energetic performances and bright visuals.
Use in Media
The song and its success helped the Bay City Rollers feature prominently in periodicals such as "Rollin", a monthly magazine dedicated to the band, and even in a short-lived television series.
Band's Break-Up
Despite their success with songs such as "Give a Little Love", the Bay City Rollers broke up in the early 1980s. The song is steeped in nostalgia for many fans, reminding them of the band's heyday.
The Songwriters
The song was written by John Goodison and Phil Wainman. Wainman also produced the track, further enhancing its pop appeal.

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