"CARAVAN OF LOVE" (1986)
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
Caravan Of Love was The Housemartins' biggest hit single, reaching the top of the UK singles charts during December 1986, although it was beaten to the Christmas #1 spot by Jackie Wilson with the re-release of Reet Petite.
The song was the Hull band's fifth single release and was originally recorded by Isley-Jasper-Isley, a trio who were one half of The Isley Brothers. Their version reached #51 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. in 1985.