EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘The Wayward Wind’ – Frank Ifield

What was the number one song in the UK on 21st February 1963?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

Frank’s here again, this time with The Wayward Wind, which was number one for 3 weeks.

What did I say?! That I hope I never have to review another Frank Ifield song again. Yet here I am again. I don’t think 1963 likes me. To be fair, out of all the Frank song’s I’ve had the displeasure of reviewing, this has probably been the least annoying. It’s quite the foot tapper in fact. Ok, Frank, I’ll let you have this one. It’s quite good.

Lyrics

The wayward wind is a restless wind
A restless wind that yearns to wander
And he was born the next of kin
The next of kin to the wayward wind In a lonely shack by a railroad track
He spent his younger days
And I guess the sound of the outward-bound
Made him a slave to his wand’rin ways And the wayward wind is a restless wind
A restless wind that yearns to wander
And he was born the next of kin
The next of kin to the wayward wind Oh I met him there in a border town
He vowed we’d never part
Though he tried his best to settle down
I’m now alone with a broken heart And the wayward wind is a restless wind
A restless wind that yearns to wander
And he was born the next of kin
The next of kin to the wayward wind The next of kin to the wayward wind

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