Chart Position: 4

  • Written by John Carter and Gillian Shakespeare
  • Lead vocals: Tony Burrows
  • Backing vocals: Chas Mills
  • Produced by John Carter
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • First Class is a studio band from the U.K.
  • This is First Class’ only U.S. hit single
  • The instrumental part near the fade is taken from Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony, which led to a lawsuit by the estate of the late composer, ultimately settled out of court
  • Tony Burrows had a string of 4 Top 10 hits in the U.S. in 1970 with British studio bands including Pipkins, Edison Lighthouse, Brotherhood of Man and White Plains
  • Later recorded by David Hasselhoff (1997)

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