EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘You’re Driving Me Crazy’ – The Temperance Seven

What was the number one song in the UK on 25th May 1961?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

British band, The Temperance Seven were number one for 1 week with You’re Driving Me Crazy.

This George Martin produced song, has a wonderful 1920s jazz vibe to it. I get the impression that The Temperance Seven were quite unique for their time and it’s quite refreshing to hear this amongst the other number ones from the early 60s. The lead singer’s vocals are Sprechgesang-esque with a very distinctive British sound. It’s wonderfully odd. I love it.


You left me sad and lonely
Why did you leave me lonely
‘Cause here’s a heart that’s only for
Nobody but you
I’m burning like a flame dear
I’ll never be the same dear
I’ll always place the blame dear
On nobody but you
You, you’re driving me crazy
What did I do
Oh what did I do
My tears for you make everything hazy
Clouding the skies of blue
How true
Were the friends who were near me to cheer me
Believe, me they knew
That you
Were the kind who would hurt me
Desert me, when I needed you
You, you’re driving me crazy
What did I do to you

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