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ORANGE JUICE L-O-V-E …LOVE Released in November 1981, this was the Glasgow post-punksters first UK chart hit, albeit at a lowly peak of 65.

Their first single on major label Polydor, after the demise of Postcard, was a cover of a 1975 Al Green single. The band was recently given the lifetime achievement award at the Tartan Clef awards.

LULU LOVE LOVES TO LOVE LOVE

A UK hit (Number 32 in 1967) from the imaginatively titled Love Loves To Love Lulu album, this cruelly underrated stomper was as glam rock as Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie got.

Fatboy Slim sampled it on his album track Santa Cruz.

WET WET WET LOVE IS ALL AROUND

Love it or loath it, Wet Wet Wet's cover of The Troggs' hit dominated the charts in the summer of 1994 and resurrected the Glasgow band's flagging career.

Towards the end of its lengthy chart run it even managed to sneak back into the top 40. Shifting almost two million units bucked the trend for singles sales although that didn't stop Jock'n'rollers voting it the Worst Scottish Single ever in a 2006 poll. Familiarity does indeed breed contempt.

ALTERED IMAGES DON'T TALK TO ME ABOUT LOVE

Fronted by pop pixie Clare Grogan, Altered Images managed a creditable three Top 10 UK hits in their musical lifespan.

The last of these, Don't Talk To Me About Love, reached number 7 in May 1983. The single also doffs its cap to influential blues star Big Joe Turner, and he features on the cover. For all the band's great pop tunes, there are men of a certain age who will only really remember Clare Grogan for her acting debut in Gregory's Girl. (Too right - Ed.)

HUE AND CRY LABOUR OF LOVE

A disillusioned Tory realising that Thatcher's "greed is good" policy isn't so great after all is the theme for Hue and Cry's first UK hit.

Helped by a late substitute appearance on Top of the Pops, this became their biggest UK single, peaking at No6 in August 1987.

&#149 Paul Johnston is co-founder of the Scottish music website www.jocknroll.co.uk