Atlantis (instrumental)

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Single by The Shadows
A-side Atlantis
B-side I Want You To Want Me (Marvin)
Released May 1963
Format 45rpm 7" single
Genre Instrumental Rock
Label Columbia 45-DB 7047
Writer(s) Jerry Lordan
The Shadows singles chronology
"Foot Tapper" "Atlantis" "Shindig"

"Atlantis" is an instrumental rock tune recorded by the British group The Shadows written by Jerry Lordan.[1]

It was released by EMI as a single in May 1963 on the Columbia label with "I Want You to Want Me" (Marvin) as the B-side. It spent 17 weeks in the UK Top 40 pop chart reaching #2 and holding that position for two weeks in late June/early July 1963.



Cover versions released in 1963 include:

  • "Bud Ashton and his Group" - 45rpm 7" single on the Embassy Records budget record label.
  • "The Spartans" - A-side Track 1 on an EP (XB005) on the Crossbow record label.
  • "The Melody Makers" - B-side Track 3 on an EP (EP013) on the Cannon record label.
  • "Mark Knopfler" - Track #8 on Album Twang! A tribute to Hank Marvin on the Pangea record ark21


  1. ^ The Story of the Shadows by Mike Read. 1983. Elm Tree books. ISBN 0-241-10861-6

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