Poor Me

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"Poor Me"
Single by Adam Faith
B-side "The Reason"
Released 15 January 1960
Format 7"
Recorded December 1959, EMI Studios, London
Genre Pop
Label Parlophone
Writer(s) Johnny Worth / John Barry
Producer(s) John Burgess
Adam Faith singles chronology
"What Do You Want?"
(1959)
"Poor Me"
(1960)
"Someone Else's Baby"
(1960)

"Poor Me" is a single released by English singer Adam Faith. On 10 March 1960, it reached number one in the UK Singles Chart, staying there for two weeks.[1]

Song profile[edit]

"Poor Me" was released when the previous single, "What Do You Want?", was still at number two in the UK Singles Chart. The song was originally rejected by several music publishers in its original incarnation as "Poor Man". It was felt by some that Faith and Barry contrived a backing and singing style that leaned too heavily on the style of Buddy Holly, and "Poor Me" was likened to his hit single "Heartbeat".[2]

Faith made a guest-appearance on the Beverley Sisters' Television Show on 25 January 1960, performing this song.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Singles Chart UK Top 100 - 22 March 2014 | The UK Charts | Top 40". Theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  2. ^ "Biography by Geoff Leonard and Pete Walker". Adam Faith. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Why"
by Anthony Newley
UK number one single
10 March 1960
(2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Running Bear" by Johnny Preston