How Do You Do (Mouth & MacNeal song)

"How Do You Do" released in 1971 was an international hit single for Dutch duo Mouth & MacNeal. It was #1 in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, and New Zealand.[1][2][3] It also spent 19 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 a year later, and a cover version by Scots-German duo Die Windows (later Windows) reached #1 in Germany.[4][5] The single earned Mouth & MacNeal, and its composers Hans van Hemert and Harry van Hoof, the 1972 Buma Export Award for the most records sold abroad by a Dutch musical act in that year.[6]

"How Do You Do"
How Do You Do (Mouth & MacNeal).jpg
Single by Mouth & MacNeal
from the album How Do You Do
B-side"Land of Milk and Honey"
ReleasedJanuary 22, 1971
GenrePop rock
Length2:57
LabelDecca, Philips
Songwriter(s)Hans van Hemert, Harry van Hoof

In Australia, two versions reached the Top 40 simultaneously, the bigger hit being by Jigsaw.

Charts and certificationsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Charts (1971–72) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[7] 32
Belgium (VRT Top 30)[1] 1
Canada (RPM)[8] 2
Denmark (Tracklisten)[2] 1
Germany (Media Control AG)[1] 5
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[1] 1
New Zealand (RIANZ)[3] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[1] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 8
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary[9] 37

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "European chart peak positions" listed at hitparade.ch. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b "How Do You Do - Mouth & MacNeal entry at danskehitlister.dk (Danish). Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  3. ^ a b Scapolo, Dean (2007). The Complete New Zealand Music Charts 1966-2006 , p. 14. Maurienne House, Wellington. ISBN 9781877443008.
  4. ^ a b "Billboard Hot 100 - July 1972" Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  5. ^ Windows chart singles Archived 2014-09-14 at the Wayback Machine at musicline.de (German). Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  6. ^ Buma Exportprijs 1972 at bumaharpengala.nl (Dutch). Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 210. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  8. ^ RPM Top Singles - Vol.17, No.26, Aug 12 1972[permanent dead link] at www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  9. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–1993. Record Research. p. 169.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-16. Retrieved 2013-07-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1972". Archived from the original on 16 February 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Mouth and MacNeal – How Do You Do". Recording Industry Association of America.

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