EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Please Don’t Tease’ – Cliff Richard and the Shadows

What was the number one song in the UK on 28th July 1960?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

Cliff is back and he was ta number for 1 week with Please Don’t Tease and then again from 11th August for another 2 weeks.

Oh for goodness sake, how was this number one not just once, but twice? Very dull, Cliff. You can do much better than this. However, Cliff does use the phrase ‘doggon’ in it and I for one am going to bring it back to the 21st century. I am just so doggon cool.

Wikipedia

“Please Don’t Tease” is a 1960 song recorded by Cliff Richard and the Shadows. Recorded in March and released as a single in June, the song became their third No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart spending three weeks at the summit. The song was written by the Shadows’ rhythm guitarist Bruce Welch together with Pete Chester.

To decide upon the release of this track as a single, Richard’s record company recruited a teenage panel to listen to and vote on a selection of his unreleased tracks. “Please Don’t Tease” won the vote and was duly released, “Nine Times Out of Ten” came second and was the follow-up single.

The single also reached number 1 in India, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway and Thailand. The single sold 1.59 million copies worldwide.

Lyrics

“You tell me that you love me baby, then you say you don’t
You tell me that you’ll come on over, then you say you won’t
You love me like a hurricane, then you start to freeze
I’ll give it to you straight right now, please don’t tease
You come right out and tell me, you’re out with someone new
You play it oh so doggon cool, I don’t know what to do
You never seem to answer me, you just don’t here my pleas
I’ll give it to you one more time, please don’t tease
Oh please don’t tease me, you know it hurts so much
Come on and squeeze me, you know I need your tender touch
But you tell me that you love me baby, then you say you don’t
You tell me that you’ll come on over, then you say you won’t
You love me like a hurricane, then you start to freeze
I’ll give it to you straight right now, please don’t tease”

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