Don't Pull Your Love (Out)

Album: Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds (1971)
Charted: 4


  • This was written by songwriting team of Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter. They wrote hits for various artists, including Glen Campbell, the Four Tops, and Dusty Springfield.
  • This was Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds' third single and first Top 40 hit. Their two previous singles failed to reach the Top 40 and received very little radio play. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Jerro - New Alexandria, PA, for above 2
  • Rob Grill of The Grass Roots explained at a concert that this song was intended for his band, but they were about to release another single. So Potter and Lambert crafted "Two Divided by Love" for The Grass Roots, which sounds somewhat similar to this song. The Grass Roots perform "Don't Pull Your Love (Out)" in concert, since it was supposed to be their song. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    David - Birmingham, AL

Comments: 12

  • Patrick from Great State Of TexasI had the opportunity to sing this song to my Aunt on her hospital bed week before she passed. I was joined by my cousin and my sister in the singing. This had to be one of the most epic moments in my life being able to perform to my Aunt.

    This truly is a happy song.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 12th 1971, Hamilton, Joe Frank, and Reynolds performed "Don't Pull Your Love" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    One month earlier on May 16th, 1971 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #90; and on July 11th it peaked at #4 (for 2 weeks) and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100 (and for 6 of those 14 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
    On the same 'Bandstand' show the trio also performed "Annabella"; it entered the Top 100 on August 22nd and eventually it reached #46...
    R.I.P. Dan Hamilton, lead singer & guitarist, 1946 - 1994.
  • Jerro from New Alexandria, PaI have a feeling that this is one of those songs that many people love to sing and listen to but are too embarrassed to admit so. That's how I feel about this song.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhI agree with the comments from Kevin from Reading PA about this song. There is such a richness to the singer's voice.
  • Mark from Sierra Madre, CaI mentioned the H,JF&R version on a forum once, and got ripped apart by people swearing that the 'hit' version was BJ Thomas. All I could say was, "not where I come from". In Los Angeles, the H,JF&R version is the ONLY version. I still listen to it from time to time. Great vocals.
  • Joan from Orange, VaI dont care who else was supposed to record this song, or who else performs it- this version is the only real one- love this song.
  • Kevin from Reading , PaI bought this single in 1971 and 37 years later, I still like the song. Good use of brass for its time. Good pop. What else is there to say?
  • John from This City, AustraliaDont pull your luve out me darling is the most sickening sweetest awful songs ever.
  • Don from State College, PaAccording to Rob Grill (of the Grass Roots) in an interview, this song was originally written to be recorded by the Grass Roots, but it fell through.
  • Rich from Elkins, WvI always liked this song...but their better one is ~Baby,Baby Fallin'in Love.
  • Steve from Willmar, MnI believe their first hit was under the name of the T-Bones, and they did "No matter what shape". An instrumental song patterned after a commercial back in the 60's
  • Howard from St. Louis Park, MnThere was a cover version by Glen Campbell that was part of a medley with Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Which Songs are About Drugs?

Which Songs are About Drugs?Fact or Fiction

"25 or 6 to 4" to "Semi-Charmed Life" - see if you can spot the songs that are really about drugs.

Which Restaurants Are Most Mentioned In Song Lyrics?

Which Restaurants Are Most Mentioned In Song Lyrics?Song Writing

Katy Perry mentions McDonald's, Beyoncé calls out Red Lobster, and Supertramp shouts out Taco Bell - we found the 10 restaurants most often mentioned in songs.

Annie Haslam of Renaissance

Annie Haslam of RenaissanceSongwriter Interviews

The 5-octave voice of the classical rock band Renaissance, Annie is big on creative expression. In this talk, she covers Roy Wood, the history of the band, and where all the money went in the '70s.

Sam Phillips

Sam PhillipsSongwriter Interviews

Collaborating with T Bone Burnett, Leslie Phillips changed her name and left her Christian label behind - Robert Plant, who recorded one of her songs on Raising Sand, is a fan.

Early Days of MTV

Early Days of MTVFact or Fiction

If you can recall the days when MTV played videos, you know that there are lots of stories to tell. See if you can spot the real ones.

The Untold Story Of Fiona Apple's Extraordinary Machine

The Untold Story Of Fiona Apple's Extraordinary MachineSong Writing

Fiona's highly-anticipated third album almost didn't make it. Here's how it finally came together after two years and a leak.