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]
Songwriter(s) Sid Tepper; Roy C. Bennett[1]
Producer(s) Norrie Paramor[1]
Cliff Richard and the Shadows singles chronology
"Living Doll"
(1959)
"Travellin' Light"
(1959)
"Voice in the Wilderness"
(1960)
"Living Doll"
(1959)
"Travellin' Light"
(1959)
"Voice in the Wilderness"
(1960)

"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

References[edit]

  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". Archive.is. 1960-01-30. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 

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