Listen To Me

Album: Hollies Sing Hollies (1968)
Charted: 11 129

Songfacts®:

  • In this persuasive pop song, lead singer Allan Clarke is trying to convince his friend that he needs to appreciate the girl who cares about him - a tough task since he's too blind to see it.
  • The Hollies wrote most of their own songs around this time, but "Listen To Me" came from an outside writer: Tony Hazzard, whose other hits of the era include "Me, The Peaceful Heart" by Lulu and "Fox On The Run" by Manfred Mann. The song was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with producer Ron Richards.
  • In a Songfacts interview with Tony Hazzard, he said that this song started with the line, "Your ears are deaf, your mouth is dumb, your eyes are blind," and the song materialized from there. "Sometimes it's not so much inspiration as imagination," said Hazzard.
  • This was the last Hollies single with founding member Graham Nash, who left to form Crosby, Stills & Nash with David Crosby and Stephen Stills.

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