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The lyrics and music were written by Tony HillerLee Sheridenand Martin Leethe latter two being members of the band. The song became a worldwide hit, reaching No. Overall, it remains one of the biggest-selling Eurovision winners ever, and the biggest such seller in the UK.
On bringing the song in to the next songwriting session, others thought that the title was clumsy and reworked it into "Oceans of Love".
Sheriden was unhappy with the changes and E - J&Y - J&Y song was shelved. A year later when it came to coming up with songs for the next album, they discovered that they needed Aspiration - Clive Lythgoe - Clive Lythgoe Plays more song and Sheriden again put forth "Save Your Kisses for Me". It was about midnight and I sang it and it went well.
I could see everyone behind the glass panel getting excited and I thought great, they all really like the song, and as I finished I was waiting for them to press the button so they could speak to me and say 'great, we've got a hit' or whatever, and the person pressing it said: 'Lee, we think Martin should sing this song'.
But I didn't mind because Martin came in and sung it to perfection. Soon after, manager Tony Hiller was keen for the group to try for Eurovision, now that the qualifying rounds had changed in the UK.
Up till now, a singer was nominated to perform, but for it was opened up to different singers to enter their own songs. Brotherhood of Man put forward "Save Your Kisses for Me" and it was accepted as one of the 12 finalists.
The performance consisted of the two male singers wearing black and white suits, and the two females wearing white and red jumpsuits with matching berets, standing still and singing with minor arm and leg choreography.
The bouncy jingle described the gently conflicted emotions of a young man leaving an adored loved-one in the morning as he leaves for work. The song's final line provided the twist: that he was leaving a three-year-old behind, ending with "Won't you save them for me It was awarded the maximum twelve points by seven countries, totalling points compared to the second-placed French entry with points, and was the second consecutive Eurovision winner that was performed first in the order of presentation.
It also still holds the record for the highest relative score under the voting system introduced in which has been used in Save Your Kisses For Me - Backdoor Band - Non-Stop Dancing contest sincewith an average of 9. At the same time as the single was at No. The group followed this up with the similarly themed "My Sweet Rosalie", which was also a hit around Europe. The group continued to score hits in the UK, with two more chart toppers in the next two years; however, this was not the case in the United States, where "Save Your Kisses Save Your Kisses For Me - Backdoor Band - Non-Stop Dancing Me" was the group's final chart entry and only one under this lineup.
In a reversal of the result, the UK were runners-up. Among many cover versions, country singer Margo Smith had a major hit on the Country charts inwhile Bobby Vinton had a Billboard top hit in the same year with his version. The song was Lola Majeure - Zazie - Rodéo. Tour. in an internet poll conducted by the European Broadcasting Union in as one of the fourteen most popular songs in the history of the Eurovision, and was one of the entrants in the Congratulations fiftieth anniversary concert in CopenhagenDenmarkheld in October It was re-enacted by the group who are still together along with twelve dancers dressed in matching red, white, and black costumes with briefcases and a live orchestra as the original footage was shown in the background.
It came fifth in the final voting. Her version of the song was recorded in a country format and released as a single via Warner Bros. The session was produced by Norro Wilson. An additional session in March would yield songs that would later make up her second studio album Songbird. Kurt Wolff of Country Music: The Rough Guide would later call the song one of the "sizeable hits" Smith would enjoy on the radio between and Oermann and Mary A.
Two year after the song's release, Smith would identify more as a sexually-charged performer. It was Smith's first single issued by the label, after previously recording for Sugar Hill and 20th Century Fox.
The song reached the tenth position on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in the fall of The single became Smith's second top-ten single on the country chart and would Nancy Experiences The Pulse - Jonathan Segel - Storytelling a series of major hits for her.
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