EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Grows)’ – Edison Lighthouse

What was the number one song in the UK on 31st January 1970?

British pop band, Edison Lighthouse hit the top spot for 5 weeks with Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Grows).

Apparently, this song is the fastest climbing number one song in history, but I found it hard to confirm this bit of trivia, so I’d take that with a pinch of salt. However, Love Grows was hugely successful, reaching the top 10 in over ten countries worldwide. Edison Lighthouse were essentially a group of session musicians and Tony Burrows. Love Grows still has a very 60s sound to it, we are only just into the 70s after all. It’s a completely inoffensive song, but not one I’d be desperate to listen to again.

Lyrics

She ain’t got no money
Her clothes are kinda funny
Her hair is kinda wild and free
Oh, but Love grows where my Rosemary goes
And nobody knows like meShe talks kinda lazy
And people say she she’s crazy
And her life’s a mystery
Oh, but Love grows where my Rosemary goes
And nobody knows like meThere’s something about her hand holding mine
It’s a feeling that’s fine
And I just gotta say
She’s really got a magical spell
And it’s working so well
That I can’t get awayI’m a lucky fella
And I’ve just got to tell her
That I love her endlessly
Because Love grows where my Rosemary goes
And nobody knows like meThere’s something about her hand holding mine
It’s a feeling that’s fine
And I just gotta say
She’s really got a magical spell
And it’s working so well
That I can’t get awayI’m a lucky fella
And I’ve just got to tell her
That I love her endlessly
Because Love grows where my Rosemary goes
And nobody knows like meFadeout:
It keeps growing every place she’s been
And nobody knows like meIf you’ve met her, you’ll never forget her
And nobody knows like meLa la la- believe it when you’ve seen it
Nobody knows like me

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