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Wet Wet Wet Love Is All Around | The love song of a generation

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The Scotish band Wet Wet Wet saw their career catapulted within weeks thanks to ‘Love is all around‘, from the soundtrack of ‘4 Weddings and a Funeral‘. They never thought that this unforgettable love song would lead to disaster.

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Trembol | Story behind Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet

I was 16 years old and spending the summer at my parents’ house in the mountains, I turned on the radio and the first 2 sentences of ‘Love is all around‘ came on:

I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes.

Which means that you feel love all over your body. Just what happened to me when I saw Tania, a beautiful girl, who was just my friend, much to my regret 💘 I listened to the song 1000 times thinking about her.

The thing is that what I felt when I listened to the song, happened to half the world when the track was released in 1994 to promote a Hugh Grant movie called ‘4 Weddings and a Funeral‘.

Love is all around‘ was at number 1 in the UK charts for 15 weeks in a row. The record was held by Bryan Adams with 16 weeks thanks to his ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It for You‘.

When everyone thought Wet Wet Wet would beat it, the band’s singer, Marti Pellow, prevented it from selling more, so that week 16 Whigfield’s ‘Saturday Night‘ was No. 1 and ‘Love is all around’ No. 2. But why?

It turns out that it was played so often on the radio for months that people got fed up with it, they found it tiresome, so the vocalist asked the label to stop selling it.

Not only that, but they wanted to release their album ‘Picture This‘ and showcase more songs. Although the underlying reality is that Wet Wet Wet went from being a quartet of friends who did everything equally, to a band behind singer Marti Pellow, on whom all the spotlight was focused, because of his famous smile and good voice.

This caused a deep wound 🤕 that in the future would kill the band (you can read the complete Wet Wet Wet story here).

Likewise, ‘Love is All Around‘ continued to have good sales and is currently at position 12 of best-selling singles in UK history. By the way, the tune is not original from Wet Wet Wet, as we tell you below.

Marti Pellow, vocalist of Wet Wet Wet, said about ‘Love is all around’ and the album ‘Picture This’:

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We did everybody’s head in the summer of 1994.

I still think it’s a brilliant record. Its strength is its sheer simplicity. Any band would give their eye teeth to have a hit record like that. I’m very proud of it.

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Estábamos en la cabeza de todos en el verano de 1994.

Sigo pensando que es un disco brillante. Su fuerza es su simplicidad. Cualquier banda daría todo por tener un disco de éxito como ese. Estoy muy orgulloso de él.

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1. The first chords and verses are legendary 😍

2.A musical climb introduces the apotheosic finale

3. Notice how Marti Pellow sings each phrase differently.

This is what it says | Wet Wet Wet Love is all around Lyrics

Englihs lyrics

LYRICS WET WET WET | LOVE IS ALL AROUND | ENGLISH

I feel it in my fingers
I feel it in my toes
Love that’s all around me
And so the feeling grows

It’s written on the wind
It’s everywhere I go, oh yes it is
So if you really love me
Come on and let it show, oh

You know I love you, I always will
My mind’s made up by the way that I feel
There’s no beginning, there’ll be no end
‘Cause on my love you can depend

I see your face before me
As I lay on my bed
I kinda get to thinking
Of all the things you said, oh yes I do

You gave your promise to me and I gave mine to you
I need someone beside me in everything I do
Oh, yes I do

You know I love you, I always will
My mind’s made up by the way that I feel
There’s no beginning, there’ll be no end
‘Cause on my love you can depend

I gotta keep it moving

Ooh, it’s written in the wind
Oh, everywhere I go, yeah, ooh yeah
So if you really love me, love me, love me
Come on and let it show
Come on and let it show

Come on and let it
Come on and let it
Come on and let it show
Come on and let it show
Come on and let it
Come on and let it
Come on and let it show
Come on and let it show, baby
Come on and let it show

LYRICS IN SPANISH

LYRICS WET WET WET | LOVE IS ALL AROUND | SPANISH

Lo siento en mis dedos de las manos
Lo siento en los dedos de los pies
El amor que me rodea
Y así el sentimiento crece

Está escrito en el viento
Está en todos los lugares a los que voy, oh sí, lo está
Así que si realmente me amas
Vamos y deja que se vea, oh

Sabes que te amo, siempre lo haré
Estoy decidido por la forma en que me siento
No hay principio, no habrá final
Porque de mi amor puedes depender

Veo tu cara ante mí
Mientras me acuesto en la cama
Me pongo a pensar
en todas las cosas que dijiste, oh sí lo hago

Me lo prometiste y yo te lo prometí
Necesito a alguien a mi lado en todo lo que hago
Oh, sí lo necesito

Sabes que te quiero, siempre lo haré
Estoy decidido por la forma en que me siento
No hay principio, no habrá final
Porque de mi amor puedes depender

Tengo que mantenerlo en movimiento

Ooh, está escrito en el viento
Oh, donde quiera que vaya, sí, ooh sí
Así que si realmente me amas, ámame, ámame
Vamos y deja que se vea
Vamos y dejemos que se vea

Vamos y deja que se vea
Vamos y déjalo ver
Vamos y dejemos que se note
Vamos y dejemos que se vea
Vamos y déjalo ver
Vamos y déjalo ver
Vamos y dejemos que se vea
Vamos y déjalo ver, nena
Vamos y que se note

Songwriters: Reg Presley | Letra de Love Is All Around © Universal Music Publishing Group | Background Image: Wet Wet Wet Facebook Image

Did you know...?

Wet Wet Wet has sold almost 2 million copies of ‘Love is all around’ in the UK, making it the best-selling love ballad of all time in the country.

The song’s author, Reg Presley, spent much of his royalties on crop circle research 😳

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The director of the movie ‘4 Weddings and a Funeral‘, Richard Curtis, made a parody of ‘Love is all around’ in his other movie ‘Love Actually’. One of the characters sang a Christmas version called ‘Christmas is all around‘.

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Who is the original composer of ‘Love is all around’?

Love is all around‘ is an original song by a British band called The Troggs. Released in 1967, it reached number 5 on the Billboard UK Hot 100 chart, remaining for up to 16 weeks on the charts.

It was composed by its vocalist, Reg Presley, inspired by a Joy Strings song called “Love That’s All Around“, which was playing on day on TV 📺. Reg explained:

I remember I’d come back from the States, it was a Sunday, and from the kitchen came the aroma of a tasty lunch-we’d spent months just eating hamburgers-I kissed my wife, hugged my son. We ate together, and went into the living room to watch TV, and there were The Joystrings pounding drums, kneeling and shouting love phrases. Their music caught my attention right away…. From that experience I decided to write this ballad”

Why did Wet Wet Wet decide to do a cover version of ‘Love is all around’?

It was the director of ‘4 Weddings and a Funeral‘, Richard Curtis, who as a fan of the band contacted Wet Wet Wet asking them to do a cover of one of these 3 songs: “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor, “Can’t Smile Without You” by Barry Manilow or “Love is All Around” by The Troggs.

Wet Wet Wet chose the last one because it was the closest to their style 😎

Did the author like Wet Wet Wet’s version of ‘Love is all around’?

Author Ron Presley commented:

I love their version. When I heard it, I thought it was great. They sent me a tape to tell them what I thought. I put my cup of tea in my mouth, took a sip, and then those big chords came on (ours were more delicate) and I spit my tea all over the room. And, all of a sudden, he started singing and I thought ‘wow!’.

Other ‘Love is all around’ Versions

The Guess Who (1967)

Johnny Mann Singers (1968)

R.E.M. (1991)

Lotta Engbergs Orkester (1994)

Rocío Banquells (1999)

Human Race (2019)

Technical Note | Wet Wet Wet Love Is All Around

  • The Troggs’ original song is in the key of D major, which has historically been called the key of glory by classical composers.
    • It was underpinned by a string quartet and a ‘tick tock’ sound on percussion.
  • The version of Wet Wet Wet, which begins differently from the original, is in B flat (B♭) and is played at 85 bpm (bits per minute).

‘Love Is All Around’ Chords

  • 🎼 The chorus goes: E♭ – Cm – E♭ – B♭ – E♭ – Cm – E♭ – F
  • 💽 The verses go: B♭ – Cm – E♭ – F – B♭ – Cm – E♭ – F
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