What was the number one song in the UK on 25th April 1958?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

American singer, Marvin Rainwater was number one for 3 weeks with Whole Lotta Woman.

Now you see, we’ve had a good run of number ones and now this one has come along. It’s a bit dull and repetitive to be honest, but I quite enjoy the rockabilly piano interlude.

Wikipedia

“Whole Lotta Woman” is a song written and originally performed by American country and rockabilly singer Marvin Rainwater. It was released as a single by MGM Records in January 1958.

The song was recorded in December 1957 at the Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Session musicians were Hank Garland (guitar), Grady Martin (guitar), Floyd “Lightnin'” Chance (bass), Buddy Harman (drums), and Floyd Cramer(piano). The session was produced by Jim Vienneau.

The record reached no. 15 on the Billboard magazine country chart, and no. 60 on the pop chart. However, it was far more successful in the United Kingdom, where it entered the UK Singles Chart on 7 March 1958, and reached the no. 1 position on 25 April, replacing Perry Como’s “Magic Moments”. It stayed at no. 1 in the UK for three weeks. Rainwater toured in the UK to promote the record, starting on 20 April 1958.

Lyrics

“It take a whole lotta lovin’
Just to keep my baby happy
It take a whole lotta kissin’
And a whole lotta holdin’ her hand
It take a whole lotta lovin’
Just to keep my baby happy
Coz she’s a whole lotta woman
And she gotta have a whole lotta man
Well when she love me
She love me so hard
She almost make-a-me mad
And when she kiss me
If she don’t miss me
I know I’ve been had
It take a whole lotta lovin’
Just to keep my baby happy
It take a whole lotta kissin’
And a whole lotta holdin’ her hand
It take a whole lotta lovin’
Just to keep my baby happy
Coz she’s a whole lotta woman
And she gotta have a whole lotta man
Well when she love me
She love me so hard
She almost make-a-me mad
And when she kiss me
If she don’t miss me
I know I’ve been had
It take a whole lotta lovin’
Just to keep my baby happy
It take a whole lotta kissin’
And a whole lotta holdin’ her hand
It take a whole lotta lovin’
Just to keep my baby happy
Coz she’s a whole lotta woman
And she gotta have a whole lotta man
Coz she’s a whole lotta woman
And she gotta have a whole lotta man”

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