21 Today

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21 Today
Studio album by
Released14 October 1961
RecordedSeptember 1960 - July 1961
GenreRock and roll
1961 LP - 33SX 1368 (mono)
1961 SCX 3409 (stereo)
ProducerNorrie Paramor
Cliff Richard chronology
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21 Today
The Young Ones

21 Today is the fourth studio album by UK singer Cliff Richard and fifth album overall. It was released through EMI Columbia Records on 14 October 1961, the exact date of Cliff Richard's 21st birthday and was his first No. 1 in the UK album chart.[1] Like its predecessors it featured covers of Rock 'n 'Roll hits and well known standards.

Track listing[edit]

Side One
1."Happy Birthday to You"Mildred J. Hill1:38
2."Forty Days (To Come Back Home)"Chuck Berry2:49
3."Catch Me"Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett2:31
4."How Wonderful to Know"Salvatore D'Esposito, Kermit Goell2:42
5."Tough Enough"Johnny Otis2:18
6."Fifty Years for Every Kiss"Sammy Bella2:34
7."The Night Is So Lonely"Gene Vincent, Clifton Simmons2:46
8."Poor Boy"Vern McEntire2:59
Side Two
1."Y'Arriva"Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin3:39
2."Outsider"Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett2:45
3."Tea For Two"Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar2:19
4."To Prove My Love for You"Don Wolf, Ben Raleigh1:55
5."Without You"Cliff Richard, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch2:09
6."A Mighty Lonely Man"Eddie Curtis2:18
7."My Blue Heaven"George A. Whiting, Walter Donaldson2:31
8."Shame on You"Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin, Kevin Jacobson2:08

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
UK Albums (OCC)[2] 1

Release formats[edit]

  • Vinyl LP mono & stereo (1961)
  • Audio CD (1998)


Cliff Richard and the Shadows


  1. ^ "Cliff Richard - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 April 2016.