Kon-Tiki (song)

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"Kon-Tiki"
Single by The Shadows
B-side"36-24-36" (Welch-Marvin-Harris-Meehan)
ReleasedSeptember 1961
Format7" 45rpm
GenreInstrumental rock
LabelColumbia (EMI) 45-DB 4698[1]
Songwriter(s)Michael Carr[1]
Producer(s)Norrie Paramor[1]
The Shadows singles chronology
"The Frightened City"
(1961)
"Kon-Tiki"
(1961)
"The Savage"
(1961)
Cliff Richard and The Shadows singles chronology
"A Girl Like You"
(1961)
"When the Girl In Your Arms is the Girl In Your Heart"
(1961)

"Kon-Tiki" is an instrumental tune by the Shadows. It became a No. 1 hit in the UK Singles Chart in October 1961.[2] It was the fifth Shadows hit and their second to reach the top of the UK chart.[1]

Charts[edit]

Chart
(1962)
Position
UK Singles Chart 1
Australia 4
France 7
Germany 29
Irish Singles Chart 4
Israel 8
Netherlands 12
New Zealand 3
Norway 7

Personnel[edit]

Meehan was replaced by Brian Bennett in the Shadows line-up whilst this single was still at No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 61. ISBN 0-85112-250-7.
  2. ^ "SHADOWS - full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 October 2016.