Walkin' Back to Happiness

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For the John Cooper Clarke album, see Walking Back to Happiness.
"Walkin' Back to Happiness"
Single by Helen Shapiro
B-side "Kiss 'n Run"
Released 29 September 1961 (UK)
Format 7"
Recorded 1961
Genre Pop music
Label Columbia (EMI) DB 4715 (UK)
Capitol 4662 (US)
Writer(s) John Schroeder, Michael Edwin Hawker
Helen Shapiro singles chronology
"You Don't Know"
(1961)
"Walkin' Back to Happiness"
(1961)
"Tell Me What He Said"
(1962)

"Walkin' Back to Happiness" is a 1961 single by Helen Shapiro. The song was written by John Schroeder and Michael Edwin Hawker and was released in the United Kingdom on the Columbia (EMI) label on 29 September 1961. It was number one in the UK for three weeks beginning 19 October,[1] but only reached #100 on the US Billboard Hot 100, Shapiro's only US chart appearance.[2][3] The single sold over a million copies and earned Helen a golden disc.[4]

International chart positions[edit]

Chart (1961/1962) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 1
Irish Singles Chart[5] 1
New Zealand Singles Chart[6] 1
Israeli Singles Chart[7] 1
South Africa Singles Chart[8] 1
Ultratop (Flanders)[9] 2
Norway Singles Chart 3
Austrian Singles Chart[10] 4
Dutch Singles Chart[11] 5
Swedish Singles Chart[12] 9
Australian Singles Chart[13] 10
French Singles Chart[14] 10
Billboard Hot 100 100
Preceded by
"Michael" by The Highwaymen
UK number-one single
19 October 1961 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Little Sister/(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" by Elvis Presley

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