EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Needles and Pins’ – The Searchers

What was the number one song in the UK on 30th January 1964?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

The Searchers are here again. They topped the chars for 3 weeks with Needles and Pins.

This song doesn’t do a lot for me, if I’m being honest with you gang. It doesn’t really go anywhere. It just kind of bumbles along until it comes to an end without a remarkable melody. So, it is a surprise that it got to number one for 3 weeks.

Lyrics

I saw her today, I saw her face, it was a face I loved, and I knew
I had to run away, and get down on my knees and pray that they’d go away
But still they’d begin, needles and pins
Because of all my pride, the tears I gotta hide
Hey I thought I was smart, I’d won her heart
Didn’t think I’d do, but now I see
She’s worse to him than me, let her go ahead
Take his love instead, and one day she will see
Just how to say please, and get down on her knees
Hey that’s how it begins, she’ll feel those needles and pins
A-hurtin’ her, a-hurtin’ her
Why can’t I stop and tell myself I’m wrong, I’m wrong, so wrong
Why can’t I stand up and tell myself I’m strong
Because I saw her today, I saw her face, it was a face I loved, and I knew
I had to run away, and get down on my knees and pray that they’d go away
But still they’d begin needles and pins
Because of all my pride, the tears I gotta hide
Oh needles and pins, needles and pins, needles and pins

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