Travellin' Light

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"Travellin' Light"
Single by Cliff Richard and the Shadows
B-side "Dynamite" (Ian Samwell)
Released October 1959
Format 7" single
Recorded 25 July 1959, EMI Studios, London; 6 September ("Dynamite")
Genre Pop
Length 2:31; 1:56 ("Dynamite")
Label Columbia DB4351[1]
Writer(s) Sid Tepper; Roy C. Bennett[1]
Producer(s) Norrie Paramor[1]
Cliff Richard and the Shadows singles chronology
"Living Doll"
"Travellin' Light"
"Voice in the Wilderness"

"Travellin' Light" is a UK No. 1 single[2] recorded by Cliff Richard and The Shadows. It remained at No. 1 for five weeks, and was the chart topper when the first sections of the M1 motorway were officially opened.[1] It sold 1,600,000 copies worldwide. "Travellin' Light" was also a Number 1 hit in Ireland and Norway. It was Richard's last single of the 1950s, and his second No. 1 in England.

Preceded by
"Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin
UK number one single
October 30, 1959 (for 5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"What Do You Want?" by Adam Faith


  1. ^ a b c d Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 46. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ "ChartArchive - Cliff Richard And The Shadows - Travellin' Light". 1960-01-30. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 

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