Silver Lady (song)

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"Silver Lady"
Single by David Soul
from the album Playing to an Audience of One
Released August 1977
Format 7" single
Genre Pop
Label Private Stock
Songwriter(s) Tony Macaulay, Geoff Stephens
Producer(s) Tony Macaulay
David Soul singles chronology
"Going In With My Eyes Open"
(1977)
"Silver Lady"
(1977)
"Let's Have a Quiet Night In"
(1977)
"Going In With My Eyes Open"
(1977)
"Silver Lady"
(1977)
"Let's Have a Quiet Night In"
(1977)

"Silver Lady" is a popular single by David Soul. Written by Tony Macaulay and Geoff Stephens and produced by Macaulay, "Silver Lady" was the second and final number one hit in the UK Singles Chart for David Soul, spending three weeks at the top in October 1977.[1] It had spent five weeks in the top ten before eventually toppling Elvis Presley. The single fared less well in his homeland peaking at #52 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number #23 on the Easy Listening chart.[2] It can be found on his second album Playing To An Audience of One.

In the UK, the song was used in a 2014 television advert for bus operator National Express in which David Soul is featured as a coach driver.[3] As a result, the song re-entered the UK Charts at No.145 in June 2014.[4][citation needed] A compilation album of Soul's hits was subsequently released, also entering the UK top 200.[citation needed]. This song is also loved by Peter Kay, being used in many references during the classic comedy: Phoenix Nights.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 344–5. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 227. 
  3. ^ Stone, Jason (19 June 2014). "Ad break: David Soul's Silver Lady, Coca-Cola World Cup". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Zobbel - UK top 200 entries, 28 June 2014

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Preceded by
"Way Down" by Elvis Presley
UK number one single
October 8–29, 1977 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" by Baccara