The Young Ones (song)

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"The Young Ones"
Single by Cliff Richard and The Shadows
B-side "We Say Yeah" (Gormley-Welch-Marvin)
Released 11 January 1962
Format 7" single
Recorded August 11, December 5, 1961
Length 3:11
Label Columbia (EMI) DB 4761[1]
Writer(s) Tepper/Bennett[1]
Producer(s) Norrie Paramor[1]
Cliff Richard and The Shadows singles chronology
"When the Girl in Your Arms Is the Girl in Your Heart"
(1961)
"The Young Ones"
(1962)
"I'm Looking Out the Window"
(1962)

"The Young Ones" is a single by Cliff Richard and The Shadows. The song, written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett, is the title song to the 1961 film The Young Ones and its soundtrack album.[1]

It was released in January 1962 on the Columbia (EMI) label and went straight to No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] It held that position for six weeks and spent 20 weeks in the chart.[1] It has sold 1.06 million copies in the UK,[2][3] and 2.6m worldwide.

The track was included on Cliff Richard and the Shadows No. 1 EP Hits from the Young Ones

In the 1980s it became the title song to the British TV series The Young Ones.

The song features in Part 1 of the two-part TV psychological thriller Thirteen Steps Down (based on the 2004 novel Thirteen Steps Down by Ruth Rendell) first broadcast in the UK by ITV on 13 August 2012.[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1962) Peak
position
Australia (Music Maker, Sydney;[5]
Kent Music Report (national retrospective chart))[6]
1
6
Canada (CHUM, Toronto)[7] 5
Denmark (Tracklisten)[8] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 6
Germany (Media Control Charts)[10] 16
Ireland (IRMA)[11][12] 1
Hong Kong[5] 3
Israel[13] 1
Italy (FIMI)[14] 15
Japan[15] 8
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[16] 1
New Zealand[17] 1
Norway (VG-lista)[18] 2
South Africa[11] 1
Spain (Promusicae)[19] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[20] 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[21] 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 64. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ Ami Sedghi (4 November 2012). "UK's million-selling singles: the full list". Guardian. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Smith, Alan. "UK First Charts & Silver Discs". Dave McAleer's website. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ a b Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (8 September 1962). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 40. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  6. ^ Kent, David (2005). Australian Chart Book 1940–1969 (doc). Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-44439-5. 
  7. ^ "CHUM charts". Airheads Radio Survey Archive (las-solanas.com). Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  8. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (30 June 1962). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 16. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  9. ^ Lassila, Juha (1990). Mitä Suomi soittaa?: Hittilistat 1954-87 (in Finnish). Jyväskylän yliopisto. ISBN 95-168-0321-0. 
  10. ^ "Cliff Richard & The Shadows – The Young Ones". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment.
  11. ^ a b Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (31 March 1962). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 15. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  12. ^ The Official Charts in Ireland began on October 4, 1962. Chart positions before that are taken from the Evening Herald Chart which was a Top Ten single chart published by the Irish daily newspaper Evening Herald between February 1959 and December 1962. "Ireland singles charts". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  13. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (21 April 1962). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 20. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  14. ^ "Italy singles chart positions". hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  15. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (8 June 1963). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 31–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Cliff Richard & The Shadows – The Young Ones" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  17. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (18 August 1962). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 22. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  18. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Cliff Richard & The Shadows – The Young Ones". VG-lista.
  19. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 1979). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  20. ^ Johansson, Carl-Owe (1980). Rock Around the Clock - Saturday Night Fever 1955-1978 (doc). Vara, Sweden: Dominique muzic-club. 
  21. ^ "Cliff Richard" UK Singles Chart.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Moon River"
by Danny Williams
UK number one single
"The Young Ones"

11 January 1962 (six weeks)
Succeeded by
"Rock-A-Hula Baby" b/w "Can't Help Falling in Love"
by Elvis Presley