I Like It (Gerry and the Pacemakers song)

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"I Like It"
Single by Gerry and the Pacemakers
B-side "It Happened to Me"
Released May 1963
Format 7"
Recorded 24 April 1963
Genre Beat, pop
Length 2:15
Label Columbia (EMI)
Laurie 3196 (US)
Writer(s) Mitch Murray[1]
Producer(s) George Martin[1]
Gerry and the Pacemakers singles chronology
"How Do You Do It?"
(1963)
"I Like It"
(1963)
"You'll Never Walk Alone"
(1963)

"I Like It" is the second single by Liverpudlian band Gerry and the Pacemakers. Like Gerry Marsden's first number one, it was written by Mitch Murray.[1] The song reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on 22 June 1963, where it stayed for three weeks.[2][3] It reached No. 17 in the American charts in 1964.

In 1978, The Rezillos did a punk cover version on their debut album Can't Stand The Rezillos. In 1980, Depeche Mode had it in their early live set.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 71. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 71. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "Official Singles Chart UK Top 100". Theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 

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Preceded by
"From Me to You" by The Beatles
UK number-one single
22 June 1963 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Confessin' (That I Love You)" by Frank Ifield