Tony Hazzard, author of "Fox On The Run
" by Manfred Mann and "Listen To Me
" by The Hollies, wrote this song for the Eurovision Song Contest. It didn't make the cut.
"I came up with what I thought was an obvious title," Hazzard said in his Songfacts interview
. "It's deliberately very much a 'pop' song. In those days the UK first elimination round was decided by the Music Publishers Association (MPA). They rejected the song, along with a Greenaway & Cook song. Mickie Most, who was on the panel, disagreed and said, 'You're throwing out songs I think are hits.' As usual, he was right: the G&C song was a hit (I forget for whom) and mine was a hit for The Tremeloes."