Get Away (Georgie Fame song)

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"Get Away"
Single by Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
B-side"El Bandido" (Powell)
GenreRhythm and blues
LabelColumbia DB7946[1]
Imperial (USA)
Songwriter(s)Clive Powell[1]
Producer(s)Denny Cordell[1]
Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames singles chronology
"Get Away"

"Get Away" was a 1966 No. 1 single in the UK for Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames on the Columbia label.[2] Some original pressings and reissues, as well as BMI, give its title as a single word, "Getaway".[3][4]

It topped the UK Singles Chart in July 1966 for one week[1] and was the second No. 1 for Fame, following his 1965 hit "Yeh, Yeh".[5] Fame would have a third No. 1 single, in January 1968, with "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde".[6]

The single was released in the United States on the Imperial label, a subsidiary of Liberty, and reached No. 70 on the Billboard Hot 100.[7]

The song was originally written as a jingle for a television advertisement for National petrol.[8] It was later used as the theme-tune for a long-running travel and lifestyle show on Australian television called Getaway. Fame's two subsequent singles, "Sunny" and "Sitting in the Park", reached chart positions of No. 13 and No. 12 respectively. After the album Sweet Things (1966) was released, Fame signed to CBS and became a solo artist.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 102. ISBN 0-85112-250-7.
  2. ^ "Georgie Fame - Get Away (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs". Retrieved 2014-04-06.
  3. ^ "Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames - Getaway / El Bandido - Columbia - UK - DB 7946". 45cat. Retrieved 2014-04-06.
  4. ^ "Getaway (Legal Title)". Archived from the original on 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2014-04-06.
  5. ^ George-Warren, Holly et al. (2001). "The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll". p. 324. Retrieved 16 June 2013.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  6. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 215. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (1st ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 237. ISBN 0-89820-155-1.
  8. ^ "UKMIX - Articles - Chart Of All Time - 1966". Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Georgie Fame | Music Biography, Credits and Discography". Retrieved 2014-07-30.