January February

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"January February"
Single by Barbara Dickson
from the album The Barbara Dickson Album
B-side "Island in the Snow"
Released January 1980
Format 7" single, 12" single
Genre Pop
Length 3:35
Label Epic Records
Writer(s) Alan Tarney
Producer(s) Alan Tarney
Barbara Dickson singles chronology
"Caravan Song"
(1979)
"January February"
(1980)
"In the Night"
(1980)

"January February" is a song by Scottish singer Barbara Dickson released on 25 January, 1980 by Epic Records. It reached #11 in April 1980, spending 10 weeks in the charts[1] and became one of Dickson's biggest hits. It also made the Top 20 in the German and South African charts.

The song signalled a new direction in her career, moving into the mainstream pop genre. It was written and produced by Alan Tarney who had recently resurrected Cliff Richard's career with his 1979 no.1 hit "We Don't Talk Anymore".

Mary Roos recorded a German version of the single entitled 'Wenn Ich Dich Nicht Halten Kann' (If I Cannot Hold You).


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