EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘You Don’t Know’ – Helen Shapiro

What was the number one song in the UK on 10th August 1961?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

British singer, Helen Shapiro, was number one for 3 weeks with You Don’t Know.

This was Helen’s first UK number one song and I can see why it was so popular. She has a gorgeous voice with a unique deep timbre and this song showcases it beautifully. It’s a short, but sweet song. Now, this song meaning may come as a complete surprise to you, but this song is actually about unrequited love. I know-  absolutely shocking for a 60s song. It’s all rather pleasant nonetheless.

Lyrics

Woah, woah, woah, oh yeah, yeah, yeah
Woah, woah, woah, oh yeah, yeah, yeah
All though I love you so
Oh you don’t know
You don’t know just how I feel
For my love I daren’t reveal
I am so, I’m so afraid
You might not care
Every time you pass me by
Oh you don’t know, you don’t know
What I go through
Seeing someone else with you
Oh I wish the one with you, were me
But you don’t know
I would tell you, if I believed
That you might care some day
But until then I’ll never give this away
So a secret it must stay
And you don’t know, you don’t know
How hard to bear
Is this one way love affair
For it breaks my heart to be in love
When you don’t know
I would tell you, if I believed
That you might care some day
But until then I’ll never give this away
So a secret it must stay
And you don’t know, you don’t know
How hard to bear
Is this one way love affair
For it breaks my heart to be in love
When you don’t know
Woah, woah, oh yeah, yeah, yeah
Woah, woah, woah, oh yeah, yeah, yeah

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