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"Love Is All Around" is a song composed by Reg Presley and performed by the Troggs. (After first being released in the UK in October 1967)it was released as a single in 1968 and reached the top 10 in the U.S. singles chart. "Love Is All Around" was the Troggs' second and last chart hit, after "Wild Thing". The Troggs version of this song features a string quartet, plus a tick-tock- sound on a percussion. Reg Presley (born Reginald Maurice Ball on June 12, 1943[1], in Andover, Hampshire) is an English singer/songwriter. ... The Troggs were a successful English rock band of the 1960s, who had a number of hits in Britain and America, including their most famous song, Wild Thing. The Troggs were from the town of Andover in southern England. ... Wild Thing is a hit song from 1966 originally performed by the English band The Troggs, and written by New York-born songwriter Chip Taylor. ...

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Remakes and parodies

"Love Is All Around" has been covered by numerous artists, including R.E.M., with whom the Troggs subsequently recorded their 1992 comeback album Athens Andover. Wet Wet Wet's cover, for the soundtrack to the 1994 film Four Weddings and a Funeral, was an international hit and spent 15 weeks at number one in the UK Singles Chart. The Troggs' original version was more recently featured in the 1998 film Get Real. In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in early 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and vocalist Michael Stipe. ... Media:rofl. ... Wet Wet Wet are a successful Scottish pop band of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Four Weddings and a Funeral is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... For the David Bowie song, see Get Real (David Bowie song). ...


A parody of the song appears in the opening scene of the British romantic comedy Love Actually (2003), changing "love is all around" to "Christmas is all around" and "come on and let it show" to "come on and let it snow." Love Actually is a romantic comedy first released in cinemas in October and November 2003. ...


Wet Wet Wet version

The cover of the Wet Wet Wet single
The cover of the Wet Wet Wet single

Wet Wet Wet's version of "Love Is All Around" was released on 9 May 1994. It topped the UK singles chart in its week of release and, fuelled by its appearance in the movie Four Weddings and a Funeral, remained there for fifteen consecutive weeks. All told, the song spent 37 weeks on the survey.[1] "We did everybody's head in in the summer of 1994," joked Wets frontman Marti Pellow exactly a decade later. "I still think it's a brilliant record. Its strength is its sheer simplicity. Any band would give their eye teeth to have a hit record like that. I'm very proud of it."[2] Image File history File linksMetadata Borito. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Borito. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... Four Weddings and a Funeral is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. ... Marti Pellow (born Mark McLachlan on 23 March 1965 in Clydebank) is the lead singer of the Scottish pop group Wet Wet Wet. ...


Track listings

CD 1:

  1. "Love Is All Around"
  2. "I Can Give You Everything" (7" Arthur Baker soul remix)
  3. "Ain't No Stoppin'/Le Freak"

CD 2: Arthur Baker was the creator of a distinctive and dramatic style of brush and pen calligraphy. ...

  1. "Love Is All Around/Is This Love?" (live)
  2. "Love Is All Around" (TV mix)
  3. "I Can Give You Everything" (12" House mix)

MC:

  1. "Love Is All Around"
  2. "I Can Give You Everything" (7" Arthur Baker soul remix)

7": Arthur Baker was the creator of a distinctive and dramatic style of brush and pen calligraphy. ...

  1. "Love Is All Around"
  2. "I Can Give You Everything" (7" Arthur Baker remix)

Arthur Baker was the creator of a distinctive and dramatic style of brush and pen calligraphy. ...

Slovenian adaptation

A Slovenian adaptation of the Wet Wet Wet version was also recoreded, with the lyrics in Slovenian language, by the Slovenian pop band Čuki, as Vsepovsod ljubezen (Slovenian litterally for Love everywhere), soon after the original Wet Wet Wet version was released.


Čuki also released a video for their adaptation of the song, which, just like the Wet Wet Wet video, features the same technique of film projection onto blank cards.


R.E.M. connection

The employment of film projection onto blank cards in the song's video is reminiscent of R.E.M.'s "Radio Song" video, shot three years earlier. Regarding the Wets' recording of the song, R.E.M.'s Peter Buck said, "People say they got the idea to do it from seeing us play - and I hope so, because it made Reg a million pounds or something. It's a great song. I thought it was a fine version."[3] R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in early 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and vocalist Michael Stipe. ... Radio Song is the forth single released by R.E.M. from their 1991 album Out of Time, where it appeared as the opening track. ... Peter Lawrence Buck (born December 6, 1956 in Berkeley, California) is the guitarist and co-founder, along with Bill Berry, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe of the seminal 1980s alternative rock band R.E.M.. Biography After spending time in Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Buck family moved to...


"I heard their live version - they did it on TV once - and [Marti Pellow] sang it with the same little melody that I threw in there, which was kind of nice," added Mike Mills. "That thing like uh-uh-uh-urrr at the end. That doesn't exist on the original version."[3] Michael Edward Mills (born December 17, 1958 in Orange County, California) is the bass player of the band R.E.M. As a young boy, he moved with his family to Macon, Georgia in the early 60s. ...


"Oh, okay. I thought you meant bah-bah-bah-bah-bah-bah-bah," concluded Michael Stipe.[3] John Michael Stipe (born January 4, 1960 in Decatur, Georgia) is the lead singer of the American rock band R.E.M. Stipe has become well-known (and occasionally parodied) for the mumbling style of his early career and for his complex, surreal lyrics, as well as his social and...


References

  1. ^ http://homepage.ntlworld.com/gary.hart/lyricsw/wet.html
  2. ^ Sloan, Billy. "Wets Get Together Again", Daily Record, June 27, 2004.
  3. ^ a b c Harris, John. "unknown", Q magazine, June, 2001.
Preceded by
"Come On You Reds" by Manchester United Football Squad
UK Singles Chart Number 1 single version by Wet Wet Wet
May 29, 1994 for 15 weeks
Succeeded by
"Saturday Night by Whigfield
Wet Wet Wet
Marti Pellow - Tommy Cunningham - Graeme Clark - Neil Mitchell
Other musicians: Graeme Duffin
Discography
Studio albums: Popped In Souled Out - The Memphis Sessions - Holding Back the River - High on the Happy Side - Cloak & Dagger - Picture This - 10
Singles: See here
Live albums: Wet Wet Wet: Live - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Compilations: End of Part One - The Greatest Hits
Videos: Video Singles - Live Glasgow Green Free Concert - High on the Happy Side - The Wets at the Castle - Live at the Royal Albert Hall - End of Part One - Picture This: All Around and in the Crowd - Playing Away at Home - The Greatest Hits and More

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