You Don't Know (Helen Shapiro song)

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"You Don't Know"
Single by Helen Shapiro
B-side "Marvellous Lie"
Released 29 June 1961 (UK)
Format 7"
Recorded 1961
Genre Pop music
Label Columbia (EMI) DB 4670 (UK)[1]
Writer(s) John Schroeder, Michael Hawker[1]
Producer(s) Norrie Paramor[1]
Helen Shapiro singles chronology
"Don't Treat Me Like a Child"
(1961)
"You Don't Know"
(1961)
"Walkin' Back to Happiness"
(1961)

"You Don't Know " is a 1961 single by Helen Shapiro. It was written by John Schroeder and Michael Hawker and released on the Columbia (EMI) label in the United Kingdom on 29 June 1961. "You Don't Know" topped the UK Singles Chart for three weeks beginning on 10 August.[2][3] The single sold over a million copies and earned Shapiro a gold disc.[4]

In Japan, where Shapiro's version also became popular in 1962, the song was covered in Japanese by Mieko Hirota, who had also covered Shapiro's earlier hit "Don't Treat Me Like a Child."[5]

International chart positions[edit]

Chart (1961/1962) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 1
Irish Singles Chart[6] 1
New Zealand Singles Chart[7] 1
Norway Singles Chart 3
Israel Singles Chart[8] 3
Danish Singles Chart[9] 3
Japanese Singles Chart[10] 4
Ultratop (Flanders)[11] 4
Ultratop (Wallonia)[12] 5
French Singles Chart[13] 6
Dutch Muziek Express Top 30 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 60. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ Billboard Magazine, Hits of the World, August, 1961. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  3. ^ Billboard Magazine, Billboard Music Week, September 1961. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  4. ^ Dowse, Tony (2011). The Ultimate Helen Shapiro. EMI Gold. 
  5. ^ Billboard Magazine, Billboard Music Week, November 1961. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  6. ^ Billboard Magazine, Hits of the World, October 1961. Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
  7. ^ Billboard Magazine, Hits of the World, November 1961. Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
  8. ^ Billboard Magazine, Hits of the World, November 1961. Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
  9. ^ Billboard Magazine, Hits of the World, September 1961. Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
  10. ^ Billboard Magazine, Hits of the World, February 1962. Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
  11. ^ Billboard Magazine, Hits of the World, January 1962. Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
  12. ^ Billboard Magazine, Hits of the World, March 1962. Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
  13. ^ Billboard Magazine, Hits of the World, January 1962. Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
Preceded by
"Well I Ask You" by Eden Kane
UK number-one single
10 August 1961 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Johnny Remember Me" by John Leyton