January February

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"January February"
January February.jpg
Single by Barbara Dickson
from the album The Barbara Dickson Album
B-side "Island in the Snow"
Released January 1980
Format 7" single, 12" single
Genre Pop
Length 3:35
Label Epic Records
Writer(s) Alan Tarney
Producer(s) Alan Tarney
Barbara Dickson singles chronology
"Caravan Song"
"January February"
"In the Night"

"January February" is a song by Scottish singer Barbara Dickson released on 25 January, 1980 by Epic Records. It reached #11 in the UK Singles Chart in April 1980, spending 10 weeks in the chart.[1] It also made the Top 20 in the German and South African charts.

The song signalled a new direction in her career, moving into the mainstream pop genre.[citation needed] It was written and produced by Alan Tarney who had recently resurrected Cliff Richard's career with his 1979 no.1 hit "We Don't Talk Anymore".

Mary Roos recorded a German version of the single entitled "Wenn Ich Dich Nicht Halten Kann" ("If I Cannot Hold You").


  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 154/5. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.