PEACHES
Substitute
(Willie Harry Wilson)
Australia 1978
#4 Sydney

Three-piece female band from Sydney, active late-70s.

This is not the 1966 Who hit written by Peter Townsend composition, a different song with the same title (see the Red herring, below).

GLORIA GAYNOR
Substitute
(Willie Harry Wilson)
USA 1978

Single on Polydor.

Some sources wrongly credit Gloria Gaynor producer-songwriters Dino Fekaris & Freddie Perren as writers of this song.

CLOUT
Substitute
(Willie Harry Wilson)
South Africa 1977
#1 South Africa #52 USA #2 UK #48 Sydney #1 Melbourne #2 Brisbane #1 Adelaide #1 NZ

Clout: five-member South African female group, augmented here by musicians from prog-rock band Circus

Charts: Released late November 1977, charted from early 1978. Also a hit in Europe, for example in Germany, The Netherlands and Switzerland. Released in USA on Epic: #52 Cashbox, #67 Billboard.

Further reading: At SA Rock List: 1.  Classic South African Pop and Rock Songs. 2. Clout discography and commentary. 3. 70s prog-rock band Circus.

 
SYLVIE VARTAN
Solitude
(Willie Harry Wilson - Jean-Michel Rivat)
France 1978

French-language version of Willie Harry Wilson's Substitute.
PERCY FAITH
Substitute
(Willie Harry Wilson)
Australia 1975

On CBS album Disco Party, the penultimate album by the prolific conductor, arranger, composer and music director (1908-1976).

See Alan Bunting's comprehensive Percy Faith Discography.

THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
Substitute
(Willie Harry Wilson)
USA 1975
Original version

Single on Haven label. See label shot at Righteous Brothers Discography. Also on album Sons Of Mrs Righteous.

Haven was owned by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter:
for more details see Mama's Little Girl.

Thanks to Peter Richmond at Righteous Brothers Discography.

THE WHO
Substitute
(Peter Townsend)
UK 1966
Red herring
#5 UK #4 Sydney #4 Melbourne #3 Brisbane #1 Adelaide #3 NZ

Same title but not the same song as 'Substitute' by Peaches.

Later versions:

SMASHING TIME
Substitute
(Willie Harry Wilson)
UK 2005
Later version

On 2005 album Make Some Noise.

Thanks to Jim for version alert.
Further reading about Smashing Time's funky Hammond, rocking guitar action, no nonsense harmonica violence and The Hornaphonix brass section at SmashingTime.com.

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