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"Come and Get Your Love" is a song by Native American rock band Redbone. The song was originally released as a promo track under the name "Hell" and was later featured on the album Wovoka (1973), under its current name. The song was released as the album's first single the following year. Written and produced by band members Pat and Lolly Vegas, it is one of the band's most successful singles. The song later appeared on many "greatest hits" albums released by the band, as well as on numerous compilation albums of the 1970s.

"Come and Get Your Love"
Come and Get Your Love - Redbone.jpeg
Cover of the 1974 Netherlands single
Single by Redbone
from the album Wovoka
B-side"Day to Day Life"
ReleasedJanuary 1974 (1974-01)
Format7"
Genre
Length3:27 (Single Version)
5:02 (Album Version)
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)Lolly Vegas
Producer(s)
  • Lolly Vegas
  • Pat Vegas
Redbone singles chronology
"When You Got Trouble"
(1972)
"Come and Get Your Love"
(1974)
"Wovoka"
(1974)
Audio
"Come and Get Your Love" on YouTube

The single cut is significantly shorter, with the album version featuring an introductory slow part, plus a longer repeated coda. Most radio stations rarely play the latter. The song features a prominent part for electric sitar.

Chart performanceEdit

The song peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on April 13, 1974.[1] It spent 18 weeks in the Top 40 and landed as the fourth-most popular song on the Hot 100 for 1974. The single was certified gold by the RIAA on April 22, 1974, which indicates that it had shipped over a half-million copies in North America. The song is Redbone's highest charting single and one of two Top 40 hits by the band. (An earlier recording, "The Witch Queen of New Orleans," peaked at number 21 in 1972.)

In France, the single peaked at number 177 on the Singles Sales Chart (physical sales + downloads) in 2017.[2] The following year, Redbone's version featured in a Christmas 2018 media advertising campaign from Bouygues, the French telecommunications company, and the song soon rose to the top of the pop charts. It entered the Downloads Chart's Top 10,[3] and reached number one on the Singles Sales Chart at the end of the year.[4] It also peaked at number 20 on the Singles Chart (downloads plus streaming) during the last week of the year.[5]

ChartsEdit

CertificationEdit

Region Certification Sales
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold 1,000,000

Real McCoy versionEdit

"Come and Get Your Love"
 
Single by Real McCoy
from the album Another Night
ReleasedJune 29, 1995
FormatCD single
Genre
Length3:14
LabelArista
Songwriter(s)Pat Vegas/Lolly Vegas
Producer(s)
  • Douglas Carr
  • Per Adebratt
  • Tommy Ekman
Real McCoy singles chronology
"Love & Devotion"
(1995)
"Come and Get Your Love"
(1995)
"Sleeping with an Angel"
(1995)
Music video
"Come and Get Your Love" on YouTube

In 1995, the German Eurodance and Pop music project Real McCoy released a cover version which peaked at number 19 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The Real McCoy take also went to number 1 on the American dance chart in August 1995. It was released as a third single from the Another Night album in the United States.

Critical receptionEdit

The Gavin Report wrote about the song: "Based on immediate programmer reaction, it seemed destined that this cover of Redbone's 1974 hit would be the obvious follow-up to the trio's hits, 'Another Night' and 'Runaway.' Polishing it up '90s- style gives the group a clear shot at plenty of radio and club play for the summer ahead."[10]

ChartsEdit

Charts (1995) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[11] 18
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[11] 39
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[11] 39
Canada (RPM)[12] 42
Canada Dance (RPM)[13] 4
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[14] 35
Finnish Singles Chart[11] 9
German Singles Chart 53
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40)[15] 20
Ireland (IRMA)[16] 22
Netherlands (Tipparade)[17] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 37
New Zealand (New Zealand Singles Chart)[11] 8
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[18] 21
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 19
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[19] 25
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 19
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Top 40 8
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play 1
U.S. Cash Box[20] 14

Cover versionsEdit

In popular cultureEdit

PersonnelEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 9th Edition, 2010, ISBN 978-0823085545
  • The Billboard Book of #1 Hits, 5th Edition, 2003, ISBN 978-0823076772

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100/1974-04-13
  2. ^ "lescharts.com - Redbone - Come And Get Your Love". lescharts.com (in French). Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  3. ^ "Musique de la pub Le Noël inoubliable de Bouygues Telecom : qui chante ?". chartsinfrance.net (in French). Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  4. ^ "Redbone - Come And Get Your Love (single)". www.chartsinfrance.net (in French). Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  5. ^ "Top Singles (téléchargement + streaming) - semaine du 28 décembre 2018". SNEP (in French). 2019-01-01. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  6. ^ a b "Billboard Top 100 - 1974". Archived from the original on 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 485.
  8. ^ "Search: RPM". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  9. ^ "Come & Get Your Love". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  10. ^ Sholin, Dave (1995-05-19). "Gavin Picks > Singles" (PDF). Gavin Report. No. 2055. p. 54. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  11. ^ a b c d e f Hung, Steffen. "Real McCoy - Come And Get Your Love". Lescharts.com. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  12. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 2016-03-28. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  13. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Archived from the original on 2016-10-10. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  14. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. 1995-09-09. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  15. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (02.07.1995 - 15.07.1995)" (PDF). Dagblaðið Vísir - Tónlist. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  16. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Archived from the original on 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  17. ^ "Real McCoy - Come And Get Your Love" (in Dutch). top40.nl. Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  18. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100 (20 August 1995-26 August 1995)". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  19. ^ "Official UK Dance Singles Chart (20 August 1995-26 August 1995)". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  20. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Pop Singles" (PDF). Cash Box (1995-08-26). Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  21. ^ "Real McCoy - Come And Get Your Love (CD)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  22. ^ "Best of 2015 - Aboriginal Music Countdown". aboriginalmusiccountdown.ca.
  23. ^ https://tvadvertsongs.com/jcpenney-get-your-spring-outfits-ready/
  24. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok0IzCapyJ0

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