I Like It (Gerry and the Pacemakers song)

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"I Like It"
I Like it Gerry and The Pacemakers.jpg
Single by Gerry and the Pacemakers
B-side "It Happened to Me"
Released May 1963
Format 7"
Recorded 24 April 1963, EMI Studios, London
Genre Merseybeat
Length 2:15
Label Columbia (EMI)
Laurie 3196 (US)
Songwriter(s) Mitch Murray[1]
Producer(s) George Martin[1]
Gerry and the Pacemakers singles chronology
"How Do You Do It?"
(1963)
"I Like It"
(1963)
"You'll Never Walk Alone"
(1963)
"How Do You Do It?"
(1963)
"I Like It"
(1963)
"You'll Never Walk Alone"
(1963)

"I Like It" is the second single by Liverpudlian band Gerry and the Pacemakers. Like Gerry Marsden's first number one, it was written by Mitch Murray.[1] The song reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on 20 June 1963, where it stayed for four weeks.[2][3] It reached No. 17 in the American charts in 1964.[4]

In 1978, The Rezillos did a punk cover version on their debut album Can't Stand The Rezillos. In 1980, Depeche Mode had it in their early live set.

Uses In Popular Culture[edit]

It was used in the first part of two-part Australian miniseries called Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door that screened in 2015 on Channel Seven.

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. 71. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 71. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "Official Singles Chart UK Top 100". Theofficialcharts.com. Archived from the original on 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 253. 

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Preceded by
"From Me to You" by The Beatles
UK number-one single
20 June 1963 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Confessin' (That I Love You)" by Frank Ifield