You've Got a Habit of Leaving

"You've Got a Habit of Leaving"

Reissue compilation sleeve
Single by Davy Jones and The Lower Third
B-side "Baby Loves That Way"
Released 20 August 1965
Format 7" single
Recorded July 1965, IBC Studios, London
Genre Rock
Length 2:35
Label Parlophone R5315
Writer(s) Davy Jones (David Bowie)
Producer(s) Shel Talmy
David Bowie singles chronology
"I Pity the Fool"
The Manish Boys
"You've Got a Habit of Leaving"
Davy Jones (& The Lower Third)
"Can't Help Thinking About Me"
David Bowie & The Lower Third

"You've Got a Habit of Leaving" is a song written by David Bowie in 1965 and released as a single under the name Davy Jones & The Lower Third. It was the last song that Bowie, born David Jones, released before changing his name to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees, and the first of two singles that he recorded with The Lower Third after leaving his previous band, The Manish Boys.

With The Lower Third, Bowie moved away from Americanised R&B of his two earlier singles into Who-style mod music. However, a typical concert at this time could incorporate "Mars" from Gustav Holst's The Planets and "Chim Chim Cheree" from Mary Poppins. Bowie's future manager Ken Pitt attended one of these mid-1960s concerts, where the band finished with The Rodgers and Hammerstein song "You'll Never Walk Alone".

Track listing

  1. "You've Got a Habit of Leaving" (Bowie) - 2:31
  2. "Baby Loves That Way" (Bowie) – 3:03

Production credits

Other releases


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