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Album: Good Times: The Ultimate Collection (1969)
Charted: 14


  • 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."


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