Category:Petula Clark songs
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The following 59 pages are in this category, out of 59 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Petula Clark – Petula Clark, CBE is an English singer, actress and composer whose career has spanned seven decades. Clarks professional career began as an entertainer on BBC Radio during World War II and she has sold more than 68 million records. Clark was born to Doris and Leslie Norman Clark in Epsom, Surrey, both of her parents were nurses there at Long Grove Hospital. Her mother was of Welsh ancestry and her father was English, young Sallys stage name of Petula was invented by her father, Leslie Clark, he joked it was a combination of the names of two former girlfriends, Pet and Ulla. During the war Clark lived with her sister at the home of their grandparents in South Wales, in a stone house with no electricity, no running water. Her grandparents spoke little English and Clark learned to speak Welsh and her grandfather was a coal miner. Her first ever live audience was at the Colliers Arms in Abercanaid, as a child Clark sang in the chapel choir and showed a talent for mimicry, impersonating Vera Lynn, Carmen Miranda and Sophie Tucker for her family and friends. I wanted to be Ingrid Bergman more than anything else in the world, from a chance beginning at age 9, Clark would appear on radio, film, print, television and recordings by the time she turned 17. In October 1942, the 9-year-old Clark made her debut while attending a BBC broadcast with her father. She was there trying to send a message to an uncle stationed overseas, during the bombing, the producer requested that someone perform to settle the jittery theatre audience, and she volunteered a rendering of Mighty Lak a Rose to an enthusiastic response. She then repeated her performance for the broadcast audience, launching a series of some 500 appearances in programmes designed to entertain the troops, in addition to radio work, Clark frequently toured the United Kingdom with fellow child performer Julie Andrews. Nicknamed the Singing Sweetheart, she performed for George VI, Winston Churchill, Clark also became known as Britains Shirley Temple and was considered a mascot by the British Army, whose troops plastered her photos on their tanks for good luck as they advanced into battle. While performing at Londons Royal Albert Hall in 1944, Clark was discovered by film director Maurice Elvey, in quick succession, she performed in Strawberry Roan, I Know Where Im Going. London Town, Here Come the Huggetts, Vote for Huggett and The Huggetts Abroad, which is a Powell and Pressburger feature film now generally regarded as a masterpiece. In 1945, Clark was featured in the comic Radio Fun, Clark felt that she played child parts for too long. In 1946, Clark launched her career with an appearance on a BBC variety show, Cabaret Cartoons. In 1947, Clark met Joe Mr Piano Henderson at the Maurice Publishing Company, the two collaborated musically and were linked romantically over the coming decade. In 1949 Henderson introduced Clark to Alan A. Freeman who, together with her father Leslie, Clark had recorded her first release that year, Put Your Shoes On, Lucy, for EMI
2. Baby I'm Yours (Barbara Lewis song) – Baby Im Yours is a song written by Van McCoy, which was a hit in 1965 for Barbara Lewis, the original recording artist. The song was featured in the 1995 film The Bridges of Madison County and was included on the soundtrack album and it was also featured in the TV movies The Midnight Hour and An American Crime. Barbara Lewis first recorded Baby Im Yours in a January 8,1965 Atlantic Recording Studios session directed by Bert Berns with the producer assigned to Lewiss manager Ollie McLaughlin. Ollie told me Barbara, were gonna have to go back to Detroit and we gotta do your vocals over. Youre just not giving like you should on the song and we did several takes and he was wondering How am I going to get this girl to give. He said You know, Barbara, Karen can sing that song better than you, I did one more take, and that was the take that they selected. It has also reported that Lewis dubbed her vocal in a Chicago studio. Baby Im Yours afforded Lewis a #5 R&B chart hit, a version by Peter and Gordon was released on 1965 by Columbia, the track would be included on the duos 1966 Lady Godiva album. A higher-profile act also on the Columbia roster, Peter and Gordon, had the UK hit version of the song, released October 15,1965, the Peter and Gordon version was recorded in an Abbey Road session produced by Norman Newell and featuring Big Jim Sullivan on guitar. Peter Asher — who was partnered with Gordon Waller as Peter and Gordon — would recall, Baby Im Yours is unique among Peter and Gordon singles as their sole collaboration with arranger Tony Osborne, who took over from the duos original regular collaborator Geoff Love. Baby Im Yours was the first Peter and Gordon UK single not be released concurrently in the US, millers recording of Baby Im Yours featured the Jordanaires chorale. Impressed by the 1968 Tammy Wynette hit Stand by Your Man, Cass Elliots remake of Baby Im Yours was released in February 1972 at the same time as its parent album Cass Elliot. Elliots version was produced by Lewis Merenstein and arranged/conducted by Benny Golson, neither Baby Im Yours or That Song afforded Elliot an appearance on a Billboard chart. Elliots Baby Im Yours charted on the Canadian Adult Contemporary hitlist, the song reached #33 in United Kingdom charts. Peter Noone, the co-writer of God Knows, has alleged was originally intended to be the A-side, but the record company chickened out and went with cover of Baby Im Yours instead. Boones Baby Im Yours peaked at #33 C&W while on the Hot 100 the track peaked at #74 and on the Easy Listening it reached #14, both in a tandem ranking with God Knows. CD single Baby Im Yours God Knows Tanya Tucker recorded Baby Im Yours for her sole Arista album release Changes, from which the song was issued as the single in July 1983. Chers version was arranged to replicate Barbara Lewis hit, and was produced by Peter Asher, in the episode of the NBC-TV series American Dreams entitled And Promises to Keep, Barbara Lewis — portrayed by Vanessa Soul — is seen rehearsing Baby Im Yours for an American Bandstand performance
3. Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) – Bang Bang is the second single by American singer-actress Cher from her second album, The Sonny Side of Chér. The single proved successful, charting high in several countries worldwide and it became Chers first million-selling single and her first top 3 hit in the UK. In 1987, Cher recorded a version of the song for her 1987 Platinum-certified comeback album Cher. Produced by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Desmond Child, the featured backing vocals by Jon Bon Jovi and Michael Bolton, among others. Cher performed this version on her Heart of Stone Tour and on Living Proof, The Farewell Tour, nancy Sinatra recorded one of the best-known covers of the song, for her 1966 album How Does That Grab You. In the sequence preceding the credits, Tarantino creates a literal, bloody interpretation of the songs chorus and the third verse, about a wedding day. Other notable cover versions include those by, Vanilla Fudge in 1967, jamaican group Tomorrows Children, as Bang Bang Rock Steady in 1967. Terry Reid on his 1968 album Bang, Bang Youre Terry Reid, cliff Richards version, recorded in October 1968, appears on his 1970 album Tracks n Grooves. Hong Kong actress Betty Chung, a version with Mandarin vocals on her 1968 Mini Mini EP. The Bonzo Dog Band, recorded sometime in 1968, it appeared as a track on the 2007 reissue of The Doughnut in Grannys Greenhouse. Frank Sinatra, Nancys father, for his 1981 album She Shot Me Down, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, an instrumental version on their 1991 album Dim The Lights, Chill The Ham. Paul Weller, on his 2003 compilation Fly on the Wall, isobel Campbell, on her 2004 EP Time Is Just the Same. Carla Bruni, in a Lancia Musa TV advertisement broadcast in Europe in January 2008, welsh classical crossover singer Charlotte Church, on her 2010 album Back to Scratch. Alternative rock group Nico Vega for their album Lead To Light, used for the TV advertisements for the 2013 cable TV miniseries Bonnie & Clyde. 8-year-old Angelina Jordan Astar, on the semi-finals of Norske Talenter on April 12,2014, the talent shows judges voted her into the finals, which she won the following month. Lady Gaga in July 2014 at Jazz at Lincoln Center, for the TV special Cheek to Cheek, the song appeared as an iTunes bonus track with her jazz album with Tony Bennett, Cheek to Cheek and debuted at No.1 on Billboards Jazz Digital Songs Chart. Beyoncé, singing to her husband Jay Z in an August 2014 commercial for an HBO tour special, official Cher site Cher at the Internet Movie Database
4. Call Me (Petula Clark song) – Call Me is a song composed by Tony Hatch for Petula Clark which became an easy listening standard via a hit version by Chris Montez. Call Me first appeared as the cut on a Petula Clark EP released in 1965 by Pye in the UK. Call Me and the three tracks on the EP, Heart, Everything in the Garden and Strangers and Lovers were also released on Clarks album I Know a Place. Also in 1965 Chris Montez, who had scored the hit Lets Dance in 1962 and subsequently dropped out of the music business, was invited to resume recording by A&M Records founder Herb Alpert. Montezs version of Call Me was released as a single in the UK on the Pye label in January 1966 but failed to chart, georgia Gibbs recorded Call Me as the title cut for her final album released in 1966. In October 2007, as part of his album Romancing the 60s, instrumental recordings of Call Me are often used as background music in radio and television. In 1973 Bell Telephone utilized the song Call Me as the advertising jingle. Eliane Elias included the song in her 2004 album Dreamer, Lyrics Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
5. The Cat in the Window (The Bird in the Sky) – The Cat in the Window is a song with words and music by Gary Bonner and Alan Gordon which was a 1967 single for Petula Clark. Eventually Koppelman-Rubin had Clark record a song by their staff writers Gary Bonner and Alan Gordon, although reportedly written with Clark in mind, The Cat in the Window. The lyrics have the singer empathize with a cat seemingly eager to fly out the window, resolving to glide to a rainbow off where the clouds go dancing by, she ends with the plaintive comment, You wont find me. dont even try to. Another Bonner/Gordon composition, was recorded to serve as the tracks B-side, released in August 1967, The Cat in the Window. Proved a chart disappointment its #26 peak on the Billboard Hot 100 making it Clarks least successful US release to date, in the UK The Cat in the Window. Afforded Clark her lowest chart showing since her 1964 breakout with Downtown with a #66 peak, the singles only evident chart showing outside the US was in Australia at #19. Besides The Cat in the Window. and Nana, a track which remains unreleased
6. I Will Follow Him – I Will Follow Him is a popular song that was first recorded in 1961 by Franck Pourcel, as an instrumental titled Chariot. The song achieved its widest success when it was covered by Little Peggy March in 1963, the music was written by Franck Pourcel and Paul Mauriat. It was adapted by Arthur Altman, the English lyrics were written by Norman Gimbel. The song was recorded in 1961 by Franck Pourcel and began as a piece appearing on the 1961 European LP release Amour, Danse. At the same time, it appeared on the EP release La Voix de son Maître, Pourcel co-wrote the song with his friend and fellow French bandleader Paul Mauriat. The other French bandleader Raymond Lefèvre has been credited for arrangements, Franck Pourcels original recording was popular on MOR, or easy listening, stations. Mauriat later recorded a version in 1976 with a disco beat. In 1963, Percy Faith released a version, re-titled I Will Follow You. Many other hits at the time were also on the album, including Up on the Roof, On Broadway, and Rhythm of the Rain. In 1962, Petula Clark released a French language version of the song, titled Chariot, which reached No.1 in Wallonia, No.2 in France, and No.8 in Flanders, and earned Clark a gold record. Her English version reached No.4 in Denmark, where it was released by Vogue, but failed to chart in the UK and the USA, where it was released by Pye and Laurie respectively. Clark also recorded Italian and German versions of the song, with her Italian verision, Sul mio carro, reaching No.4 in Italy, in 1963, Little Peggy Marchs version of I Will Follow Him, backed with Wind Up Doll, was released by RCA Victor. Marchs version reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 27,1963, making 15-year-old March the youngest female artist to have a U. S. chart-topping single. Her version also reached No.1 in Australia, Hong Kong, Israel, South Africa, Uruguay, Canadas CHUM Hit Parade, New Zealands Lever Hit Parade, and Billboards Hot R&B Singles chart. In Italy three versions of the song were in the charts in 1963, One recorded by Betty Curtis, another version by Petula Clark, curtiss version was also a top 10 hit in Uruguay. In 1963, Italian singer Ennio Sangiusto released a version of the song titled Chariot, also in 1963, Italian singer Joe Sentieri released a version of the song titled La Tierra, which reached No.3 in Argentina. In 1963, Argentine singer Alberto Cortez released a version of the song titled La Tierra, Dee Dee Sharp released a version of the song in 1963, which reached No.1 in Hong Kong. In 1982, Dutch singer José Hoebee released a hit cover of the song, which reached No.1 in Flanders, No.1 on the Dutch Top 40, and No.2 on the Dutch Nationale Hitparade