"Back Street Luv" is a song by British rock band Curved Air, written by band members Ian Eyre, Sonja Kristina and Darryl Way. It was included on the Second Album and released as a single in July 1971 by Warner Bros. Records.[1] It reached number 4 in the UK Singles Chart on 18 September.[2] Warners also released it as a single in the Netherlands, Germany, France and Portugal. In 1975 a considerably more intense live version appeared on Curved Air – Live and was released as a single in the UK by Deram, but it failed to make any commercial impact.[1][3]

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"Back Street Luv"
Single by Curved Air
from the album Second Album
B-side"Everdance"
ReleasedJuly 1971
GenreArt rock
Length3:36
LabelWarner Bros
Songwriter(s)Ian Eyre, Sonja Kristina, Darryl Way
Producer(s)Colin Caldwell, Curved Air
Curved Air singles chronology
"It Happened Today"
(1971)
"Back Street Luv"
(1971)
"Sarah's Concern"
(1972)
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Rock critic Dave Thompson called "Back Street Luv" "one of the band's own finest moments" and "also one of the crucial singles of the early 1970s".[4]

In 1997, Salad covered the song on the Childline charity album.[5]