Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts Showaddywaddy
Song Title: Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts
Date of release: 12th of September 1980
Description: ” Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts ” is by Showaddywaddy, the Rock ‘n’ Roll revival group from Leicester in the United Kingdom. They formed in 1973 by joining together of two groups, Choice and the Golden Hammers, both of which played similar types of music.
The newly formed group had eight members, with the unusual set up of having two vocalists, two drummers, two guitarists, and two bassists. The original line-up consisted of Rod Deas, Trevor Oakes, Al James, Buddy Gask, Russ Field, Dave Bartram, Malcolm Allured, Romeo Challenger.
Showaddywaddy enjoyed popularity during the late 70s and early 80s with covers and their compositions, spending 209 weeks on the UK Singles Chart. They had ten singles reach the UK Top Ten with their version of Curtis Lee’s 1961 hit ” Under the Moon of Love ” becoming the group’s only UK Number One. The song spent three weeks at the top in 1976 and had sold over one Million copies in the United Kingdom.
Most of the original line-up have now left the group. Lead vocalist Dave Bartram retired in December 2011 after 38 years ( he’s now the group’s manager ). Romeo Challenger and Rod Deas the only two founding members left. They have were joined by Ray Hatfield, Rob Hewins, Dean Loach and Andy Pelos. The new line-up still tours today.
” Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts ” was written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich and Tony Powers. Phil is an American record producer, musician and songwriter. He is best known for the music production formula known as The Wall of Sound. His career began in 1958 as the producer and co-founder of the Teddy Bears, the American pop music group. Phil wrote for Teddy Bears and played the guitar and performed vocals. He penned their single ” To Know Him Is to Love Him “, cost $75 to record and went on to top the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the United States. Phil was convicted of second-degree murder on May the 29th 2009. He is serving a prison sentence of 19 years to life.
Ellie Greenwich was an American pop music singer, songwriter, and record producer. She wrote or co-wrote many hit records which have remained popular to this day. They include ” Be My Baby “, ” Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) “, ” Da Doo Ron Ron “, ” Leader of the Pack “, ” Do Wah Diddy Diddy “, and ” River Deep – Mountain High “. In 1964 alone, Ellie Greenwich and her songwriting partner and then husband Jeff Barry were responsible for penning 17 singles that made the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. On the 26th of August 2009, she died of a heart attack.
Tony Powers ( Howard Stanley Puris ) is an American songwriter, recording artist and actor. Tony wrote ” Odyssey ” by Kiss, the American rock band fronted by Gene Simmons. The song featured on their ninth studio Album Music from ” The Elder “, released in 1981. He wrote for a variety of artists including The Earls, The Exciters, Jay and the Americans, Darlene Love and Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans.
” Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts ” was originally a hit for Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans in 1963, the song peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the US.
Showaddywaddy’s cover version was released on the 12th of September 1980 by record label Arista ( Sony Music Entertainment ) and taken from the Bright Lights Album.
The Album, produced by the group, entered the UK Albums Chart on the 20th of December 1980 and reached a peak of number 33. Bright Lights spent eight weeks on the Albums chart.
The song was a commercial success for Showaddywaddy. It entered the UK Singles Chart on the 27th of September 1980 and reached a peak of number 22. The song spent six weeks in the top forty and a total of ten weeks on the UK chart.
The song also charted in the Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 22
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Ireland 24, Netherlands 16, Belgium 22
Official Website: Showaddywaddy.net
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/OfficialShowaddywaddy
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/Showaddywaddy