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"
"The Young Ones"
"I'm Looking Out the Window"

"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]


Chart (1962) Peak
Canada CHUM chart 5
UK Singles Chart[5] 1

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  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. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 132–3. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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