EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘I Love You’ – Cliff Richard and the Shadows

What was the number one song in the UK on 29th December 1960?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

Cliff was number one with I Love You for 2 weeks.

Cliff provides us with yet another simple and ever-so-slightly dull song about love. Thanks Cliff. The melody of the verse really reminds me of the verse to King of the Road. Interestingly, it was written 4 years after this song, so did Roger Miller steal the tune from Cliff? Anyway, this song is fine. Just fine. No more, no less.

Wikipedia

“I Love You” is the fourth UK number-one hit single (and the second of the 1960s) by Cliff Richard and the Shadows. It was written by the Shadows’ rhythm guitarist Bruce Welch. Released in November 1960, it was a Christmas No. 1 and stayed at the chart summit for two weeks, although it did not carry a traditional holiday theme.

Lyrics

“Your love means more to me than
All the apples hanging on a tree and
Like those apples, our love will grow because I
I love you.Your love means more to me than
All the fishes swimming in the sea and
Like those fishes, my heart begins to swim because I
I love you.

I love you, I want you for my own.
I need you near to me
More than anyone could ever know.

Your love means more to me than
All the loves I’ve ever had before, so,
Please believe what I say because I
I love you

I love you

I love you, I want you for my own.
I need you so much more
More than anyone could ever know.

Everyone knows one and one makes two,
I’m the one and the other one’s you, so,
Let’s get together and you will see how much I
I love you
Let’s get together and you will see how much I
I love you”

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