Tower of Strength (Gene McDaniels song)
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|"Tower of Strength"|
|Single by Gene McDaniels|
|from the album Tower of Strength|
|Released||September 18, 1961|
|Label||Liberty Records 55371|
|Songwriter(s)||Burt Bacharach, Bob Hilliard|
|Gene McDaniels singles chronology|
"Tower of Strength" is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Bob Hilliard and performed by Gene McDaniels. The song reached No. 5 on both the US Billboard chart and the R&B chart in 1961. It appeared on his 1961 album, Tower of Strength.
- Frankie Vaughan released a version as a single that peaked at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart in 1961.
- Paul Raven (later famous as 'Gary Glitter') released a version as a single in 1961.
- Gloria Lynne released an answer song entitled "You Don't Have to Be a Tower of Strength" in 1961.
- Adriano Celentano sung a famous Italian version with the title Stai lontana da me ! ("Be far away from me !"), first on the Italian charts in the Summer of 1962. It was the first single Celentano recorded for his personal label, the Clan Celentano.
- Narvel Felts released a version as a single that went to No. 26 on the Canadian country chart and No. 33 on the country chart in 1979.
- Portuguese singer Aurea also released a version of the song on her 2010 debut album Aurea.
- Gene McDaniels, "Tower of Strength" Chart Positions Retrieved May 1, 2014
- Gene McDaniels, Tower of Strength Retrieved May 1, 2014
- Gene McDaniels, "Tower of Strength" Single Release Retrieved May 1, 2014
- Frankie Vaughan, "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" Chart Position Retrieved May 1, 2014
- Paul Raven, "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" single release Retrieved May 1, 2014
- "Glora Lynne, "You Don't Have to Be a Tower of Strength" Single Release". Retrieved March 25, 2017.
- Narvel Felts, "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" Chart Position Retrieved May 1, 2014
- "Aurea, Aurea". Retrieved March 25, 2017.
- The Year My Voice Broke soundtrack Retrieved May 1, 2014
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