EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ – Gerry & The Pacemakers

What was the number one song in the UK on 31st October 1963?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

Gerry and The Pacemakers are number one again with You’ll Never Walk Alone, which hit the top spot for 4 weeks.

Originally from the musical Carousel, this song is now more famous for being covered by Gerry and The Pacemakers and then adopted by Liverpool football fans as their anthem. Considering it’s association with Liverpool and the Hillsborough disaster, the fact that it was also re-recorded to raise funds for the Bradford Stadium fire disaster and that it is one of the most popular songs played at funerals in the UK, the song is already loaded with emotion and poignancy. It is heart rending to say the least and I’m pretty sure it’s impossible to listen to it without shedding at least one little tear.

Lyrics

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark
At the end of a storm
There’s a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark
Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone
You’ll never walk alone
Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone
You’ll never walk alone

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