Love of the Common People

original song written and composed by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins; first recorded by The Four Preps

"Love of the Common People" is a 1967 song by The Four Preps and was not a hit. It was covered by The Everly Brothers and Joe Dolan.

Paul Young version change

"Love of the Common People"
Single by Paul Young
from the album No Parlez
Released7 January 1983
7 November 1983 (Re-release)
Length3:33 (7")
5:50 (12")
4:56 (Original Album)
Songwriter(s)John Hurley
Ronnie Wilkins
Producer(s)Laurie Latham
Paul Young singles chronology
"Iron Out the Rough Spots"
"Love of the Common People"
"Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)"

"Come Back and Stay"

""Love of the Common People"

"Everytime You Go Away"

In 1982, Paul Young released a version and was taken from his debut studio album No Parlez. In 1983 it went to number 1 in Belgium, the Netherlands and Ireland and number 2 in the United Kingdom, number 3 in Austria and Switzerland, number 5 in Germany, number 8 in Australia and South Africa and number 10 in New Zealand.