Melanie Makes Me Smile

"Melanie Makes Me Smile" is a 1969 song written by Barry Mason and Tony Macaulay. It became a Top 10 hit in Australia in early 1970 by The Strangers.[1]

"Melanie Makes Me Smile"
Single by The Strangers
Released1969
FormatSingle
GenrePop
LabelFable Records
Songwriter(s)Barry Mason, Tony Macaulay
Producer(s)June Productions
"Melanie Makes Me Smile"
Single by Tony Burrows
B-side"I'll Get Along Somehow Girl"
ReleasedMay 1970
FormatSingle
GenrePop
Length3:04
LabelBell
Songwriter(s)Barry Mason, Tony Macaulay
Producer(s)Tony Macaulay

Cover versions

  • The song became a minor hit in the U.S. (#87) and Canada when covered by Tony Burrows, his only U.S. chart hit under his own name (Burrows had numerous bigger hits as lead vocalist for various session groups).[2][3]
  • Former First Edition singer Terry Williams covered "Melanie Makes Me Smile" in 1972. It was released as a single and reached the Top 10 on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart during the winter of 1973. It also charted minorly in the U.S.

Chart history

References

  1. Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  2. Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  3. "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1970-09-13. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  4. Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  5. "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1970-09-13. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  6. Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  7. "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1973-01-13. Retrieved 2019-05-12.
  8. Joel Whitburn's Bubbling Under the Billboard Hot 100 1959-2004
  9. Cash Box Top 100 Singles, December 23, 1972
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