"Living Next Door to Alice" is a song co-written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. Originally released by the Australian vocal harmony trio New World in 1972, the song charted at number 35 on the Australian chart. The song later became a worldwide hit for the band Smokie. In November 1976, the English band Smokie released their version of "Living Next Door to Alice". The single peaked at No. 5 on the UK Singles Chart and, in March 1977, reached No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was a number one hit in Austria, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland.