EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Tears’ – Ken Dodd

What was the number one song in the UK on 30th September 1965?

British comedian and singer, Ken Dodd reached the top spot for 5 weeks with Tears.

Jeez. OK, fun fact- Tears was the biggest selling song of 1965. Not The Beatles, not The Rolling Stones and not Elvis, but Ken ‘king of the Diddy Men’ Dodd. Remarkably, it was also the third best selling single of the whole of the 1960s and was the only non-Beatles song in the top 5. I mean…wow. It’s a rather dull, cheesy easy listening type tune that I thought we’d thankfully said goodbye to the likes of in the early 60s, but nope.

Lyrics

Tears for souvenirs are all you’ve left me
Memories of a love you never meant
I just can’t believe you could forget me
After all those happy hours we spent (together)
Tears have been my only consolation
But tears can’t mend a broken heart I must confess
Let’s forgive and forget
Turn our tears of regret
Once more to tears of happiness
Tears have been my only consolation
But tears can’t mend a broken heart I must confess
Let’s forgive and forget
Turn our tears of regret
Once more to tears of happiness
Let’s forgive and forget
Turn our tears of regret
Once more to tears of happiness.

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