''Richard Curtis approached us about being on the Four Weddings and a Funeral soundtrack and gave us three options: the Troggs’ Love Is All Around, Barry Manilow’s Can’t Smile Without You and Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive. It was a no-brainer – not just because it was the coolest song, but because we knew we could make it our own.'' - Marti Pellow
''We were already a successful band, but this kicked us to a different level. We came from a poor background in Clydebank near Glasgow, and we found ourselves in a mad party world. We were ordinary people an extraordinary thing happened to. We eventually realised that if it stayed at No 1 any longer, it was going to take over our lives. So we stopped new copies of the record being made. Looking back, maybe it was an arrogant thing to do. Reg Presley (who wrote the song) even had a pop at us. But that was the bloody mindedness of four Scots.'' - Graeme Clark (bassist)
''There are freaky records everyone seems to have: Dire Straits, Sade – and Love Is All Around. It’s incredible how far it spread. A Spanish friend once told me that they learned it in school during English lessons.'' - Marti Pellow
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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