‘Tin Soldier’ was originally written by Steve Marriott for singer P.P. Arnold who can be heard singing the backing vocals. Marriot liked it so much he decided The Small Faces themselves would record it. ‘Tin Soldier’ reached number nine in the UK Singles Chart and remains one of Small Faces' best known songs. In 1997, some 30 years after the song's original release, Mojo Magazine voted ‘Tin Soldier’ the tenth best single of all time. When it was originally released the BBC informed the band that the last line of the song had to be removed from all TV and radio broadcasts, mistakenly believing that Marriott sang "sleep with you", when in fact the lyric is "sit with you".