Listen People (Herman's Hermits)

12 MARCH 1966


Herman’s Hermits ‘Listen People’ peaked at #3 in the US Billboard charts (their eighth consecutive Top Ten hit there). This single was not released in the UK, but the song was the B-side to the rather rubbish 'You Won't Be Leaving', which reached #20 there in April. The Hermits released seven different singles during 1966, with four in the UK and six in the US.

This song was written by Graham Gouldman (future 10CC member), but he cheated a bit by basing the melody of the verses on a hymn called 'Jesus Let Us Come to Know You'.

The video clip above is from the movie 'When the Boys Meet the Girls'.

B-side: 'Got a Feeling'
Recorded: De Lane Lea Studios, London, 16 July 1965
Released: February 1966 (US), 11 March 1966 (UK)
Highest chart position: #3 (US)
Length: 2:31
Label: MGM 13462
Writer: Graham Gouldman
Producer: Mickie Most


'Listen people to what I say
I say everybody's got to have their day

And don't you know that
Everybody's got to love somebody sometime
Everybody's got to win a heart
Everybody's got to love somebody sometime
When you do, I hope you never part

I once found love, found love just like you
But then he came, he might come to you

And don't you know that
Everybody's got to lose somebody sometime
But everybody can part
Everybody's got to lose somebody sometime
So take care that you don't lose your heart

Take my advice and you'll always find
You'll be happy all of the time
Take my advice and you will see
You'll be happy as you can be

Listen people to what I say
I say everybody's got to have their day

And don't you know that
Everybody's got to love somebody sometime
Everybody's got to win a heart
Everybody's got to love somebody sometime
When you do, I hope you never part
You never part
Listen people
Listen people'

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