Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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Tagged: Supercharge

Do You Believe in Love

Written by “Mutt” Lange and first recorded (as “We Both Believe in Love”) by Supercharge (1979).
Hit version by Huey Lewis & The News (US #7/UK #9 1982).

From the wiki: “‘We Both Believe in Love’ was written by Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange but underwent a title change while being considered for recording by Huey Lewis and his band. The original, unrevised version was first recorded in 1979 by British band Supercharge, on which Lange sang lead vocals, and appeared on the 1979 Supercharge album Body Rhythm.

“Supercharge were a 1970s English rock band from Liverpool. The band had a #3 hit in Australia in 1977 with ‘You’ve Gotta Get Up and Dance’. Live UK gigs by Supercharge often featured celebrated live sound engineer Chrys Lindop, and included the infamous comedy track ‘She Moved The Dishes First’ (see below), which the band claims they wrote so they could mess about a bit while replacing broken guitar strings during live gigs. This track also achieved notoriety when it was picked up and played regularly by the North Sea pirate radio station ‘Radio Caroline’.