Every One's A Winner

Album: Every 1's a Winner: The Very Best of Hot Chocolate (1978)
Charted: 12 6

Songfacts®:

  • Frontman Errol Brown told the Mail On Sunday January 25, 2009 that the band's producer Mickie Most suggested the song's title. He added: "I was getting nowhere with it when I heard my eldest daughter crying in a particular rhythm and used that for the melody."
  • Californian singer-songwriter Ty Segall recorded a cover for his 2018 album Freedom is Goblin. His version is sung falsetto accompanied by chunky guitars and caveman drums. He explained to Uncut March 2018:

    "We just started playing it live, and I recorded it about a year ago. I just decided to try it a couple of different ways, and that's the version I recorded at my house with Steve (Albini). I have a lot of broken gear, so to make it work, it was really fun and unique."

Comments: 3

  • Bruce from San Jose, Calif.For the longest time, I thought this song was performed by Rick James...that deep pulsing bass and the diddling main riff were sounds very similar to Rick James’ style...it wasn’t until many years later when I saw the song being performed by hot chocolate in one of those Time-Life music hits infomercials that I realised it was NOT Rick James at all...
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyLead singer
    Errol Brown died on May 6th, 2015 at 71.
    May he R.I.P.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 3rd 1979, "Every One's A Winner" by Hot Chocolate peaked at #6 (for 2 weeks) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on November 5th, 1978 and spent 18 weeks on the Top 100...
    Between 1975 and 1983 the group had eight records on the Top 100; with three making the Top 10 (the other two were, "Emma" (at #8 in 1975) and "You Sexy Thing" (at #3 in 1976).
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