Welcome Home (Peters and Lee song)

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For other uses of "Welcome Home", see Welcome Home (disambiguation).

"Welcome Home" was a song made popular by Peters and Lee.

Originally written by Jean Alphonse Dupre and Stanislas Beldone in French and translated into English by Bryan Blackburn, the record was produced by Johnny Franz. Coming after their success in the talent show Opportunity Knocks, Peters and Lee recorded Welcome Home becoming the duo's only number one single in the UK Singles Chart, spending a week at the top in July 1973.[1] It went on to sell over 800,000 copies in the UK.

The song received minor US crossover, appearing on Billboard's Bubbling Under The Hot 100, Country charts, and most notably on the Easy Listening chart, where it peaked at number twenty-six.[2]

The song was used in an advertising campaign by Walkers Crisps when Gary Lineker returned to the UK after playing overseas.

Preceded by
"Skweeze Me Pleeze Me" by Slade
UK number one single
21 July 1973 for one week
Succeeded by
"I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)" by Gary Glitter

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 288. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 192.