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Clydebank, Scotland (1982 – present)

Wet Wet Wet are a successful Scottish band who scored a number of hits in the British and international charts in the 1980s and 1990s. They were formed in Clydebank, Scotland in 1982. They took their name from the Scritti Politti song, “Gettin, havin’ and holdin’”.

In 1994 Wet Wet Wet had their biggest hit, with a cover version of The Troggs’ single “Love Is All Around”, which was a huge international success and spent 15 weeks at Number 1 in the British charts. Only Marti Pellow’s insistence on deletion (he was bored of its chart domination, and overheard people complaining about it) prevented the song from possibly equalling and breaking, the record for the longest-standing Number 1 single, held by Bryan Adams.
The song was used on the soundtrack to the film Four Weddings and a Funeral. In the official UK best-selling singles list issued in 2002, it was placed 11th.

During the rest of the 1990s the band maintained a strong UK following, although success in the singles charts became more sporadic. Pellow quit the band and went into rehab to battle a debilitating heroin addiction, while Tommy Cunningham resigned acrimoniously.
Pellow succeeded in kicking his habit, and returned to the public eye in 2001, with a solo album. In 2003, the Pellow and Cunnigham cautiously reformed with Graeme Clark and Neil Mitchell in order to work on a new record, and a single called “All I Want” which was released in October 2004.

Wet Wet Wet reunited in 2004 for a successful tour in the UK, and released a Greatest Hits album.

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  • k_r_i

    Great band! [10]

    5 Oct 6:45pm Reply
  • dewg0ng

    its a bit sad everyone only cares about love is all around, most of their lesser hits have held up really well to be honest. absurdly well constructed pop songs for the most part

    18 May 11:02am Reply
  • Keila_M

    Great band! [9]

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Keila_M

    Love Is All Around!!! <3

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Levi_Bronson

    Sad story: Love Is All Around - Julia Says - If I Never See You Again...

    20 May 2013 Reply
  • line_genrou

    one hit wonder

    24 Apr 2013 Reply
  • j7ndominica

    Love was all around in the mid-1990s when I was a kid. :) Somehow this track along with "Julia Says" characterizes that decade.

    23 Feb 2013 Reply
  • arsenij_senia

    love actually is all around us

    31 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Iamjustapeasant

    Just right for my mood

    19 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Feelingrockie

    Going to see them in Glasgow in July, bring it on!

    27 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Thomse_BER

    1987 - just turned 18, driving around in my parent's car and listening to Wishing I Was Lucky on full volume....is it really that long ago?

    25 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Cananina

    Zwar schnulzig, aber höre ich immer mal wieder gerne!

    28 Dec 2011 Reply
  • brownieboy

    i would of thought a band like this would've had near enough 1 million listeners on here as they we're one of them "Popular" groups.

    14 Nov 2011 Reply
  • iywberg

    Still (!!) love them - and I´m 65 .. Marti Pellow has a voice that just HIT me the first time I lissen to this band. It´s just like sparkling water - I love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    10 Aug 2011 Reply
  • MCRen17

    we love them in RSA and want to hear more. Their sound makes me long for the ninties. If you were not there you missed out big time! Best music scene ever...

    17 Jun 2011 Reply
  • musikbest123456

    love them...

    13 Dec 2010 Reply
  • fbelmont

    O Picture This tinha uns arranjos bem legais, bom álbum. Missing my childhood too.

    26 Mar 2010 Reply
  • humanoid89

    <3333

    10 Mar 2010 Reply
  • ribarino

    missing my childhood...

    13 Dec 2009 Reply
  • ramiroreguerin

    este grupo es mucho más que solamente love is all around ... me sorprende que no esté en las top 15 ..."someone like you" ...

    15 Jul 2009 Reply
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