Are You Sure?
|"Are You Sure?"|
|Single by The Allisons|
|B-side||"There's One Thing More"|
|Label||London Records 1977|
|Writer(s)||John Allison, Bob Allison|
|The Allisons singles chronology|
|"Are You Sure?"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1961 entry|
|Composer(s)||John Allison, Bob Allison|
|Lyricist(s)||John Allison, Bob Allison|
|◄ "Looking High, High, High" (1960)|
|"Ring-A-Ding Girl" (1962) ►|
The song was performed 15th on the night of the contest, held on 18 March 1961, following Luxembourg's Jean-Claude Pascal with "Nous les amoureux", and preceding Italy's Betty Curtis with "Al di là". The song received 24 points, placing 2nd in a field of 16, the third consecutive second place Eurovision finish for the UK for whom two subsequent Eurovision entrants would also be second place finishers before "Puppet on a String" by Sandie Shaw would give the UK its first Eurovision victory at Eurovision 1967. "Are You Sure?" was also the first UK Eurovision entrant to become a Top Ten hit reaching #2 UK, the best chart showing for a UK Eurovision entrant until "Puppet on a String" by Sandie Shaw reached #1 in 1967.
The lyrics are memorable for a possibly unique example of the bizarre grammatical error "Comes tomorrow, you won't want me".
|United Kingdom (Record Retailer)||2|
|United Kingdom (NME)||1|
|United Kingdom (Record Mirror)||1|
- "Artist Chart History Details: Allisons". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 August 2010.
- Rees, Dafydd; Lazell, Barry; Osborne, Roger (1995). Forty Years of "NME" Charts (2nd ed.). Pan Macmillan. p. 99. ISBN 0-7522-0829-2.
- Smith, Alan. "Every No.1 in the 1960s is listed from all the nine different magazine charts!". Dave McAleer's website. Archived from the original on 12 October 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
Looking High, High, High
|United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
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