Wanted (Cliff Richard album)

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Cliff Wanted.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedUnited Kingdom 5 November 2001
RecordedJanuary - April 2001, Wilmer Studios
GenrePop, rock
ProducerAlan Tarney
Cliff Richard chronology
The Whole Story: His Greatest Hits
Cliff at Christmas
Singles from Wanted
  1. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World"
    Released: 3 December 2001
  2. "Let Me Be The One"
    Released: 1 April 2002

Wanted is the 70th studio album by British singer Cliff Richard, released by Papillion on 5 November 2001 in the UK. This album was produced by Alan Tarney who had previously worked with Richard on the hits including "We Don't Talk Anymore", "Dreaming", "Wired for Sound" and "Some People". The two had not worked together since the 1989 album Stronger. The album reached #11 in the UK Albums Chart and stayed in the charts for 8 weeks.[1]

The album is primarily made up of cover songs, including songs by artists such as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Carole King and Tina Turner. At the time of release the official website for the album explained that it consisted of "hits Cliff's always Wanted to record."[2]

The inspiration for the album came when Richard was sent a copy of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's recording of "Over the Rainbow" combined with "What a Wonderful World" weeks into the year 2000. He knew immediately he wanted to record it.[3]

Two singles were released from this album, the first being the song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" which reached #11 in the UK Singles Chart and stayed for 6 weeks. The second single release was one of the three original songs on the album, "Let Me Be the One", which came in at #29. The two other original songs were, "Do You Wonder" and "This Love You Will Never Forget".

The album has sold over 220,000 copies worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

Cover of single "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World"
# Title Time
1. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World"
Original Singer: Judy Garland / Louis Armstrong
Writers: H. Arlen, E. Hamburg & G. Weiss, G. Douglas
2. "Right Here Waiting"
Original Singer: Richard Marx
Writer: R. Marx
3. "What's Love Got to Do with It"
Original Singer: Tina Turner
Writers: T. Britten, G. Lyle
4. "Let Me Be the One"
Original Singer: Cliff Richard
Writer: C. Eaton
5. "And I Love Her"
Original Singers: The Beatles
Writers: J. Lennon, P, McCartney
6. "All Shook Up"
Original Singer: Elvis Presley
Writers: O. Blackwell, E. Presley
7. "Love Me Tender"
Original Singer: Elvis Presley
Writers: E. Presley, V. Matson
8. "Do You Wonder"
Original Singer: Cliff Richard
Writer: A. Tarney
9. "You've Got a Friend"
Original Singer: Carole King
Writer: C. King
10. "Moon River"
Original Singer: Audrey Hepburn
Writer: J. Mercer, H. Mancini
11. "This Love You Will Never Forget"
Original Singer: Cliff Richard
Writer: A. Tarney, Black
12. "Like Strangers"
Original Singers: The Everly Brothers
Writers: Bryant, Boudleaux
13. "When You Walk in the Room"
Original Singer: Jackie DeShannon
Writer: J. DeShannon

Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Cliff Richard | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart.
  2. ^ Cliff Richard Wanted album at AllMusic
  3. ^ From preface in Wanted CD booklet
  4. ^ "Danishcharts.dk – Cliff Richard – Wanted". Hung Medien.
  5. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Cliff Richard – Wanted". Hung Medien.
  6. ^ "End of Year Album Chart Top 100 - 2001". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Cliff Richard – Wanted". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Wanted in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.