One Way Love (Bert Berns song)

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"One Way Love" is a 1964 song written by Bert Berns and Jerry Ragovoy under their pseudonyms Bert Russell and Norman Meade. [1] It was first a single for The Drifters, who reached Number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their version, and later became a UK Top 10 hit for Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers in 1964, reaching Number 9. [2]

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  1. Bruce Eder. "Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic . Retrieved 2016-06-21.
  2. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 54. ISBN   1-904994-10-5.
  3. Martin Charles Strong The Essential Rock Discography, Canongate Books, 4 October 2006, p.302, ISBN   978-1841959856
  4. Martin Charles Strong The Essential Rock Discography, Canongate Books, 4 October 2006, p.302, ISBN   978-1841959856