21 Today

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21 Today
Studio album by Cliff Richard
Released 14 October 1961
Recorded September 1960 - July 1961
Genre Rock and roll
Length 40:01
Label Columbia
1961 LP - 33SX 1368 (mono)
1961 SCX 3409 (stereo)
Producer Norrie Paramor
Cliff Richard chronology
Listen to Cliff
21 Today
The Young Ones

21 Today, is the fifth studio album by UK singer Cliff Richard. 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
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Happy Birthday to You" Mildred J. Hill 1:38
2. "Forty Days (To Come Back Home)" Chuck Berry 2:49
3. "Catch Me" Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett 2:31
4. "How Wonderful to Know" Salvatore D'Esposito, Kermit Goell 2:42
5. "Tough Enough" Johnny Otis 2:18
6. "Fifty Years for Every Kiss" Sammy Bella 2:34
7. "The Night Is So Lonely" Gene Vincent, Clifton Simmons 2:46
8. "Poor Boy" Vern McEntire 2:59
Side Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Y'Arriva" Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin 3:39
2. "Outsider" Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett 2:45
3. "Tea For Two" Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar 2:19
4. "To Prove My Love for You" Don Wolf, Ben Raleigh 1:55
5. "Without You" Cliff Richard, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch 2:09
6. "A Mighty Lonely Man" Eddie Curtis 2:18
7. "My Blue Heaven" George A. Whiting, Walter Donaldson 2:31
8. "Shame on You" Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin, Kevin Jacobson 2:08

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1961) Peak
UK Albums (OCC)[2] 1
Preceded by
The Shadows by The Shadows
UK Albums Chart number-one album
4–11 November 1961
Succeeded by
Another Black and White Minstrel Show by George Mitchell Minstrels

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.