What was the number one song in the UK on 15th July 1955?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

English singer, Alma Cogan was at number one with Dreamboat for 2 weeks.

Alma was known as the “girl with the giggle in her voice” and I can see why. Her vocals are very cheerful sounding as this song is too. I imagine after a few listens it could become a tad annoying. A very cutesy, but average song.

Here’s a few interesting facts about Alma:

She was actually born Alma Cohen, but they changed her Jewish surname to Cogan. Rather telling of the time.

She sadly died at only 34 years old of ovarian cancer.

She was very close to the Beatles and once dated John Lennon.

Wikipedia

“Dreamboat” is a popular music song, the words and music to which were written by Jack Hoffman, (sometimes incorrectly attributed to Al Hoffman).

A version produced by Walter Ridley, and performed by Alma Cogan, reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart in 1955 for two weeks, and is one of Cogan’s best known hits.

Lyrics

“You dreamboats, you lovable dreamboats
The kisses you gave me set my dreams afloat
I would sail the seven seas with you
Even if you told me to go and paddle my own canoe
Sincerely, I love you so dearly
I’d follow you darling to any shore
You dreamboats you lovable dreamboats
Say that you’ll be mine for ever more
You dreamboats, you lovable dreamboats
The kisses you gave me set my dreams afloat
I would sail the seven seas with you
Even if you told me to go and paddle my own canoe
Sincerely, I love you so dearly
I’d follow you darling to any shore
You dreamboat you lovable dreamboat
Say that you’ll be mine for ever more”

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