What Do You Want?

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For the Jerrod Niemann song, see What Do You Want.
"What Do You Want?"
Single by Adam Faith
B-side "From Now Until Forever"
Released 24 October 1959
Format 7"
Recorded

25 September 1959

Abbey Road Studios, London, England
Genre Pop
Length 1:38
Label Parlophone[1]
Writer(s) Les Vandyke[1]
Producer(s) John Burgess[1]
Adam Faith singles chronology
"Ah, Poor Little Baby!"
(1959)
"What Do You Want?"
(1959)
"Poor Me"
(1960)

"What Do You Want?" was a 1959 song, which became a number one hit in the United Kingdom for Adam Faith.[1] It was written by Les Vandyke and produced by John Burgess and arranged by John Barry.[2] It first appeared on the UK Singles Chart on 20 November 1959 and spent 19 weeks there. It was at number one for three weeks, sharing the position for the final week with "What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?" by Emile Ford & The Checkmates. It is the shortest song to reach number one in the UK Singles Chart.[3]

"What Do You Want?" was covered by American singers Ersel Hickey in 1959 on Epic Records and Bobby Vee in 1960 on Liberty Records.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 46-7. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ "Adam Faith - What Do You Want? / From Now Until Forever - Parlophone - UK - 45-R 4591". 45cat. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Record-Breakers and Trivia". EveryHit.com. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Bobby Vee - What Do You Want? / My Love Loves Me - Liberty - USA - F-55234". 45cat. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
Preceded by
"Travellin' Light" by Cliff Richard and the Shadows
UK Singles Chart Number 1 single
Adam Faith

4 December 1959 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?" by Emile Ford & The Checkmates

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