No Regrets (Tom Rush song)

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"No Regrets"
Song by Tom Rush
from the album The Circle Game
GenreFolk rock
Length3:50 (1968 version)
5:40 (1974 version)
Songwriter(s)Tom Rush
Producer(s)Arthur Gorson

"No Regrets" is a song by folk and blues singer/songwriter Tom Rush. It is the final song on his 1968 album The Circle Game.

His 1968 composition has become an acknowledged standard, with numerous cover versions having been recorded. In addition to his 1968 sparse acoustic recording of the song, Rush later recorded a more lush, orchestrated pop version for Columbia Records featuring Carly Simon on background vocals and a screaming electric guitar solo for his 1974 album Ladies Love Outlaws.

The Walker Brothers[edit]

"No Regrets"
No regrets single sleeve.jpeg
Single by The Walker Brothers
from the album No Regrets
B-side"Remember Me"
Released14 November 1975 (1975-11-14)[1]
RecordedMarquee Studios, Kingsway Recorders and Air London Studios, 1975
GenrePop, soft rock, country rock
LabelGTO Records
Songwriter(s)Tom Rush
Producer(s)Scott Walker and Geoff Calver
The Walker Brothers singles chronology
"Walking in the Rain"
"No Regrets"

The Walker Brothers recorded and released "No Regrets" as their comeback single in 1975, their first since 1967's "Walking in the Rain" and eleventh overall.

The song was also used as the title of its parent album. The single was slightly different as it features a John Walker harmony vocal not present on the album version which in turn includes female backing singers absent from the single.[2]

"No Regrets" was a major hit spending twelve weeks on the UK Singles Chart and peaking at #7 in February 1976[3] giving Rush belated Top Ten exposure as a songwriter in the UK. The single would prove to be the group's final taste of commercial success while together, as the parent album and subsequent Walker Brothers releases failed to find a wide audience. The B-side "Remember Me" was written by John Walker under the pseudonym A. Dayam.

Track listing[edit]

GTO Records – GT 42
1."No Regrets"Rush5:47
2."Remember Me"A. Dayam3:51

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1975/6) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[4] 28
Belgium Ultratop singles chart[5] 10
Dutch Top 40[6] 7
Irish Singles Chart[7] 5
UK Singles Chart[3] 7

Other recordings[edit]


  1. ^ "45cat - The Walker Brothers - No Regrets / Remember Me - GTO - UK - GT 42". 45cat. Retrieved 2014-09-25. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Williams, Lewis (2006). Scott Walker – The Rhymes of Goodbye (1st ed.). London: Plexus. p. 151. ISBN 0-85965-395-1.
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 589/590. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 331. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  5. ^ "Discografie The Walker brothers". Retrieved 2012-10-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Discografie The Walker Brothers". 2003-2012 Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-10-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Jaclyn Ward (1962-10-01). "Irish Singles chart". Archived from the original on 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2011-09-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)