Foot Tapper

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"Foot Tapper"
Single by The Shadows
from the album Summer Holiday
B-side "The Breeze and I"
(Ernesto Lecuona; Al Stillman)
Released 7 March 1963
Format 7" single
Genre Pop
Label Columbia DB4984[1]
Writer(s) Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch[1]
Producer(s) Norrie Paramor[1]
The Shadows singles chronology
"Dance On!"
"Foot Tapper"

"Foot Tapper" is an instrumental by the British guitar group The Shadows.[1] It went to number one in the UK Singles Chart,[1] and was The Shadows' last UK number-one hit (not including those where they performed as Cliff Richard's backing group).[2]

For many years the tune was the signature tune and closing tune for the BBC Radio 2 programme Sounds of the 60s, before being dropped after Brian Matthew left the show in 2017.



  1. ^ a b c d e Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 70. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 148. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
Preceded by
"Summer Holiday" by Cliff Richard and The Shadows
UK number-one single
28 March 1963
Succeeded by
"Summer Holiday" by Cliff Richard and The Shadows