Under the Moon of Love

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"Under the Moon of Love"
Single by Curtis Lee
LabelDunes Records
Songwriter(s)Curtis Lee, Tommy Boyce[1]
Producer(s)Phil Spector
"Under the Moon of Love"
Single by Showaddywaddy
B-side"Lookin' Back"
LabelBell Records
Songwriter(s)Curtis Lee, Tommy Boyce
Producer(s)Mike Hurst

"Under the Moon of Love" is a song written by Tommy Boyce and Curtis Lee, and first recorded in 1961 by Curtis Lee. Produced by Phil Spector, Lee's recording was released on Dunes Records #45-2008, with the "B" side "Beverly Jean". It peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 46 on November 27, 1961.[2]

Showaddywaddy version

In 1976 the song was revived by rock and roll revival act Showaddywaddy and became a major hit in the UK. The Mike Hurst-produced version went on to spend three weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart in December that year,[3] and has since sold over a million copies in the UK.[4]

Chart performance

Curtis Lee
Chart (1961) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 46
U.S. Cash Box Top 100[6] 42
Chart (1976–77) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[7] 53
Irish Singles Chart (IRMA)[8]
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[9]
UK Singles Chart (BMRB)

Other version

In 1975, Mud covered the song for their album Use Your Imagination which reached No. 33 in the UK Albums Chart. It was also the B-side of their 1976 single, "Beating Around The Bush", which failed to chart.


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  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 333–4. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ Lane, Dan (27 June 2013). "Daft Punk's Get Lucky becomes one of the UK's biggest selling singles of all-time!". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  6. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 11/18/61". Tropicalglen.com.
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  8. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2016-08-29.
  9. ^ Currin, Brian. "South African Rock Lists Website - SA Charts 1965 - 1989 Acts (S)". Rock.co.za. Retrieved 2016-08-29.