Coz I Luv You Slade



” Coz I Luv You ” is by Slade, the English Glam rock band from Wolverhampton/Walsall in the United Kingdom.
The song was written by lead singer Noddy Holder ( Neville John “Noddy” Holder MBE ) and Jim Lea ( James Whild Lea ).
Production for the song was by Chas Chandler, the English record producer, who is best known for being the original bassist with the 1960s group the Animals. He also managed Jimi Hendrix alongside Slade. Chas Chandler passed away on the 17th of July 1996 at Newcastle General Hospital in the United Kingdom.
The idea for the song came about when Chas Chandler pressured Jim Lea to come up with a new single for the group. Jim turned up at Noddy Holder’s house unexpectedly clutching a guitar and violin.
” Coz I Luv You ” took just half an hour to write and started the writing partnership the two would carry throughout Slade’s career. Noddy recalled how they made use of the talent of Jim and his electric violin. ” We thought we’d try to make the most of it, he said he had a couple of lines and a melody line, I took the idea from there thumping away at my old Spanish guitar. ”
The song was simply constructed, however, the loud foot stomping and Noddy’s loud vocals that became a trademark of the group nearly drowned out the song.
” Coz I Luv You ” was a follow-up to the group’s cover version of ” Get Down and Get with It ” written in 1965 by Bobby Marchan and initially performed by Little Richard.
The song was not only the first to be written by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea but also the first time the group used misspelt titles on their singles, the school teachers of the United Kingdom didn’t approve of the spelling used at the time.
” Coz I Luv You ” was to be a success for Slade. In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 30th of October 1971, and after the first week reached number twenty-six, a week later it had climbed to number eight and then on to take the Number One where it sat for a month. The song spent eight weeks in the Top Ten and a total of fifteen weeks on the UK chart.
Slade also had a Number One with the single on the Irish Singles Chart and spent nine weeks on the chart there.

BillBoard Highest Chart Position: N/A

UK Highest Chart Position: 1

Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australian ARIA Singles Chart 9, Belgian Singles Chart (Vl) 7, Dutch Singles Chart 2, French Singles Chart 21, German Singles Chart 9, Irish Singles Chart 1, New Zealand Singles Chart 24

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