What was the number one song in the UK on 22nd August 1958?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

American twins, The Kalin Twins were at number one for 5 weeks with When.

This is quite fun! When it first started, I thought it was just going to be complete dross, but as the song continued, it grew on me. I think I might have it stuck in my head for the rest of the day now, especially the repetitive clicky bits that thread through the whole song. A song that is the epitome of 1950s popular rock.

Wikipedia

“When” is a popular song written by Jack Reardon and Paul Evans and published in 1958. The biggest hit version was recorded by The Kalin Twins in 1958, a chart-topper in the UK Singles Chart for five weeks, and No. 5 in the US Billboard Hot 100. In French 1958 single charts it spent 18 weeks as number 1, and in the Netherlands the song charted for 30 weeks and was also a number one for 5 weeks.

Lyrics

“When, when you smile, when you smile at me
Well, well I know our love will always be
When, when you kiss, when you kiss me right
I, I don’t want to ever say good night
I need you
I want you near me
I love you
Yes, I do and I hope you hear me
When, when I say, when I say “Be mine”
If, if you will I know all will be fine
When will you be mine?
When, when you smile, when you smile at me
Well, well I know our love will always be
When, when you kiss, when you kiss me right
I, I don’t want to ever say good night
I need you
I want you near me
I love you
Yes, I do and I hope you hear me
When, when I say, when I say “Be mine”
If, if you will I know all will be fine
When will you be mine?
When will you be mine?”

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