I Love You (Cliff Richard song)

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"I Love You"
Single by Cliff Richard and The Shadows
B-side "'D' In Love" (Tepper-Bennett)[1]
Released 25 November 1960
Format 7"
Recorded 9 September 1960, Abbey Road, London
Length 2:11
Label Columbia 45-DB4547[2]
Writer(s) Bruce Welch[2]
Producer(s) Norrie Paramor,[2] engineers: Malcolm Addey, Norman Smith
Cliff Richard and The Shadows singles chronology
"Nine Times Out Of Ten"
(1960)
"I Love You"
(1960)
"Theme for a Dream"
(1961)

"I Love You" is the fourth UK number-one hit single (and the second of 1960s) by Cliff Richard and The Shadows. It was written by Shadows' rhythm guitarist Bruce Welch.[2] Released in December, it was a Christmas No. 1 and stayed at the chart summit for two weeks,[2] although it did not carry a traditional holiday theme.

It took until 1977 before another song entitled "I Love You" entered the UK Singles Chart. It was recorded by Donna Summer.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cliff Richard And The Shadows* - I Love You (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 54. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 539. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
Preceded by
"It's Now or Never" by Elvis Presley
UK number one single
December 29, 1960 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Poetry in Motion" by Johnny Tillotson