EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Concrete and Clay’ – Unit 4 + 2

What was the number one song in the UK on 8th April 1965?

British band, Unit 4 + 2 were number one for 1 week with Concrete and Clay.

This song is so similar to me, but I don’t think I ever had any idea that it was called Concrete and Clay. I love the catchy chorus and the obvious latin influence on its beat and acoustic guitars. However, I can’t help but be annoyed in a slightly futile manner that this British band sing about sidewalks and not pavements. I do have a feeling that British bands were heavily influenced by American culture during this time though.

Lyrics

You to me
Are sweet as roses in the morning
And you to me
Are soft as summer rain at dawn, in love we share
That something rare
The sidewalks in the street
The concrete and the clay beneath my feet
Begins to crumble
But love will never die
Because we’ll see the mountains tumble
Before we say goodbye
My love and I will be
In love eternally
That’s the way
Mmm, that’s the way it’s meant to be
All around
I see the purple shades of evening
And on the ground
The shadows fall and once again you’re in my arms
So tenderly
The sidewalks in the street
The concrete and the clay beneath my feet
Begins to crumble
But love will never die
Because we’ll see the mountains tumble
Before we say goodbye
My love and I will be
In love eternally
That’s the way
Mmm, that’s the way it’s meant to be
The sidewalks in the street
The concrete and the clay beneath my feet
Begins to crumble
But love will never die
Because we’ll see the mountains tumble
Before we say goodbye
My love and I will be
In love eternally
That’s the way
Mmm, that’s the way it’s meant to be
And that’s the way
That’s the way it’s meant to be
That’s the way
(That’s the way it’s meant to be)
Whoa, that’s the way
That’s the way it’s meant to be

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