You To Me Are Everything

Album: Children Of The Ghetto: The Pye Anthology (1976)
Charted: 1 64

Songfacts®:

  • Although they prided themselves on writing their own material, brothers Chris and Eddie Amoo, who were members of The Real Thing, decided they needed to be more commercial just to get radio play. So they recorded this song, which was written by songwriters Ken Gold & Michael Denne, which gave them the commercial success they were looking for.
  • The Real Thing were four Liverpudlians who first came to public notice in the UK on television's talent show Opportunity Knocks. After an unsuccessful spell with two other labels, their fortunes changed after signing with Pye Records. This was their first chart entry and 8 other hits followed over a 3 year period, including "Can't Get By Without You," also written by Ken Gold & Michael Denne, which reached #2. Most of their other hits were written by the Amoo brothers. In the mid 1980s, re-mixed versions of their '70s hits revived interest in them and a re-mixed version of this song by Froggy, Simon Harris & KC took the band back into the Top 5. The new version stayed on the UK charts for 13 weeks, two weeks more than the chart-topping original. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 2

Comments: 2

  • Gwen from Buckingham, United KingdomThis is my all time fav song, co written by an old acquaintance Ken Gold, always be gratefull to him for a great song and introducing me to my bestest friend and father of my daughter. He's not with us now, but when ever I blast out this song loud and proud always brings a smile to my face. Thank you Kenny and all us Essex girls miss u xx
  • Sylvia from Suva, United StatesI love this song! I will drop everything and pelt out this tune on the top of my voice! How poetic are the lyrics?!! If a guy sang me this song, without even first talking to me, I'd be his love slave till the end of time!!!!
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