What was the number one song in the UK on 18th February 1955?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

Northern Irish singer Ruby Murray was number one with Softly, Softly for 3 weeks.

The first thing that hit me about this song was how lovely her voice was. It’s a very easy song to listen to and one I would describe as pleasant. Not my favourite, but certainly not terrible either.

Wikipedia

“Softly, Softly” is a popular song originally written in French as “La tamise et mon jardin” by Mark Paul and Pierre Dudan. The song was given English lyrics by Paddy Roberts.

The most popular version of the song was recorded by Northern Irish singer Ruby Murray in January 1955. Produced by Norrie Paramor, it reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in February and March 1955.

Other recordings were made in 1955 by Jaye P. Morgan and by Alma Cogan.

Lyrics

“Softly, softly come to me
Touch my lips so tenderly
Softly, softly turn the key
And open up my heart
Handle me with gentleness
And say you’ll leave me never
In the warmth of your caress
My love will live for ever and ever
So softly, softly come to me
Touch my lips so tenderly
Softly, softly turn the key
And open up my heart
Softly, softly turn the key
And open up my heart”

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Every UK Number One Song

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