The Next Time

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"The Next Time"
Single by Cliff Richard and The Shadows
from the album Summer Holiday
B-side"Bachelor Boy"[1]
ReleasedDecember 1962
Format7" single
Recorded10 May 1962, Abbey Road, London
Songwriter(s)Buddy Kaye, Philip Springer[1]
Producer(s)Norrie Paramor[1]
Cliff Richard and The Shadows singles chronology
"It'll Be Me"
"The Next Time"
"Summer Holiday"

"The Next Time" backed with "Bachelor Boy" was the first of three number one hit singles from the Cliff Richard musical, Summer Holiday.[1] Both sides were marketed as songs with chart potential, and the release is viewed retrospectively as a double A-side single. However, technically double A sides were not regarded as such until 1965, so "The Next Time" was pressed as the A-side,[2] with "Bachelor Boy" the B-side (written by Bruce Welch and Cliff Richard). The song was succeeded at number one by The Shadows' "Dance On!".[1]

The recording of the song took place at Abbey Road Studios in London on 10 May 1962. It was produced by Norrie Paramor and engineered by Malcolm Addey.[3] The single spent three weeks at No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in January 1963.[4]

The song was included on the January 1963 album Summer Holiday. The film was the most successful box-office attraction of the year.

Chart performance[edit]

The single is retrospectively referred to as a double A-side because both sides of the single were promoted. In many countries, "Bachelor Boy" became the bigger hit and the charts listed it first or on its own. In some countries both sides were listed separately on the charts despite them being the same record.

The Next Time[edit]

Chart (1962/63) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[5] 3
Hong Kong [6] 4
India [7] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[6][8] 1
Israel [9] 1
New Zealand [6] 2[*]
Norway (VG-lista)[10] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 1

Bachelor Boy[edit]

Chart (1963) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[12] 9
Canada (CHUM)[13][14] [*] 2
Denmark (Tracklisten)[15] 1
Hong Kong [16] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[17] 1
Norway (VG-lista)[10] 8
South Africa (SARMD)[18] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 2
UK (NME)[20] 3 [*]
US Billboard Hot 100[21] 99


  • * ^ Not all New Zealand chart weeks were published in Billboard. The record may have charted higher.
  • * ^ In Canada, the week "Bachelor Boy" peaked at number 2, Richard's "Summer Holiday" was at number 1.[14]
  • * ^ In the UK, although the single peaked at number 1 in the Record Retailer singles chart that was later accepted as the retrospective official chart for the period, the competing NME singles chart listed the two tracks separately with "The Next Time" peaking at number 1 and "Bachelor Boy" peaking at number 3.

Other versions[edit]

The singer Richard Anthony made a French version entitled "Après toi".

Hank Marvin did an instrumental version on Hank Plays Cliff (1995).


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  2. ^ Porter, Robert. "Bachelor Boy: An in‐depth anaysis". Cliff Richard Song Database. Robert Porter. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  3. ^ Porter, Robert. "The Next Time". Cliff Richard Song Database. Robert Porter. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 145. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  5. ^ " – Cliff Richard – The Next Time / Bachelor Boy" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ a b c Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (23 February 1963). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 22–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  7. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (6 April 1963). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 66–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  8. ^ The Official Charts in Ireland began on October 4, 1962. Chart positions before that are taken from the Evening Herald Chart which was a Top Ten single chart published by the Irish daily newspaper Evening Herald between February 1959 and December 1962. "Ireland singles charts". Retrieved 2014-04-26.
  9. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (2 March 1963). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 20–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  10. ^ a b " – Cliff Richard – Bachelor Boy". VG-lista.
  11. ^ "Cliff Richard: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  12. ^ Kent, David (2005). Australian Chart Book 1940–1969 (doc)|format= requires |url= (help). Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-44439-5.
  13. ^ "CHUM Chart". Archived from the original on 2017-02-02.|
  14. ^ a b "CHUM Hit Parade 13 May 1963". Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Denmark singles chart - Bachelor Boy". Retrieved 2014-04-25.
  16. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (4 May 1963). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 28. ISSN 0006-2510.
  17. ^ " – Cliff Richard – The Next Time / Bachelor Boy" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  18. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. courtesy South African Record Manufacturers and Distributors Association (30 March 1963). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 28. ISSN 0006-2510.
  19. ^ Johansson, Carl-Owe (1980). Rock Around the Clock - Saturday Night Fever 1955-1978 (doc)|format= requires |url= (help). Vara, Sweden: Dominique muzic-club.
  20. ^ Read, Mike; Lewry, Peter; Goodall, Nigel (1993). Cliff Richard - The Complete Chronicle. London: Hamlyn. p. 303. ISBN 0600578976. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  21. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Cliff Richard | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-26.

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