EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Temptation’ – The Everly Brothers

What was the number one song in the UK on 20th July 1961?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

The Everly Brothers are here again with Temptation, which hit the top spot for 2 weeks.

If I haven’t said it before, I’ll say it again- I have a strong suspicion that I am not the biggest Everly Brothers fan. This tune is fine. Only fine. It was originally recorded by Bing Crosby for the 1933 film Going Hollywood and while it’s not terrible, it doesn’t exactly fill me with joy either. It’s another tedious one from the bros again, I’m afraid.

Lyrics

Yea, yea, yea yeah
Yea, yea, yea yeah
Yea, yea, yea yeah
Oh …
You came, I was alone
I should have known
You were temptation
You sighed, leading me on
I should have known
You were temptation
It would be thrilling, if you were willing
But if it can never be
Well then pity me
You were, born to be kissed
I can’t resist
You are temptation
(I ‘m yours, here is my heart
Take it and say, “We’ll never part”)
I’m just a slave
Only a slave
Yea, yea, yea, yeah
Yea, yea, yea, yeah
Yea, yea, yea, yeah
Oh …
Yea, yea, yea, yeah
Yea, yea, yea, yeah
Yea, yea, yea, yeah
Yea, yea, yea, yeah
Yea, yea, yea, yeah

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Every UK Number One Song

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