"Love is All Around" is a song composed by Reg Presley and performed by The Troggs. Purportedly inspired by a television transmission of the Joy Strings Salvation Army band and based on Presley's infamous love of pancakes and Shrove Tuesday (a working title was supposedly 'Pancakes All Around') the song was first released as single in the UK in October 1967, peaking at #5 in the charts. It went on to reach #7 on the Hot 100 in the US on 18 May 1968. This version features a string quartet and a 'tick tock' sound on percussion.
The song was used in The Gap's popular "Denim Dreams" commercial.
"Love is All Around" has been covered by numerous artists, including R.E.M., with whom the Troggs subsequently recorded their 1992 comeback album Athens Andover. R.E.M.'s cover was a B-side on their 1991 "Radio Song" single. Wet Wet Wet's cover, for the soundtrack to the 1994 film Four.
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