Category:Songs written by Jackie Trent
Pages in category "Songs written by Jackie Trent"
The following 11 pages are in this category, out of 11 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 11 pages are in this category, out of 11 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Colour My World (Petula Clark song) – Colour My World is a song written by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent recorded by Petula Clark in 1966. The album named for this failed UK single, Colour My World was similarly overlooked upon its January 1967 release and this boosted the Colour My World album to a #16 UK chart peak. In addition Colour My World gained a high UK profile by virtue of being used by BBC Television as the song for the July 1967 launch of colour service on BBC2. Billboard magazines original review of the song predicted it would make the top 20 of the Hot 100, chalk up another chart topper in this intriguing Hatch-Trent rhythm number featuring the popular Indian sitar sound and exceptional Clark vocal work. The Two of Each version of Colour My World was issued in January 1970 on a single featuring a version of Here Comes the Sun with neither track charting, UK furniture retailer DFS used the Petula Clark version in a UK television commercial campaign run in 2008. Colour My World is featured - with some additional lyrics - in the stage musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert which debuted 6 October 2006, the song appears on the 2007 cast recording performed by Daniel Scott, Tony Sheldon, Jeremy Stanford and the Company. Colour My World was used as the title for a BBC Radio 2 documentary on Tony Hatch broadcast in June 2009
2. Don't Sleep in the Subway – Dont Sleep in the Subway is a song written by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent and recorded by Petula Clark, for whom it was an April 1967 single release. The song was constructed from three different sections of previously composed by Hatch, it changes in musical style from pop to symphonic and then, for the chorus. In the lyrics the narrator advises her sweetheart against storming out after an argument due to his foolish pride, if he does, he will sleep in the subway or stand in the pouring rain merely to prove his point. Although in Scotland there has existed the Glasgow Subway metro line. Hatch employed the term in the North American sense, according to the songs co-writer Jackie Trent the title lyric was suggested by the 1961-62 Broadway musical Subways Are For Sleeping. Dont Sleep in the Subway reached #3 in Rhodesia, #5 in Canada, #7 in New Zealand, #10 in South Africa and #16 in Germany. In Australia, it was at #1 on the charts dated 16 and 23 September 1967, a Spanish rendering, No duermas en el metro, was recorded by both Gelu and Los Stop. Siw Malmkvist recorded the Swedish rendering Sov Inte På Tunnelbanan in 1970 and it also makes a brief appearance in the Malcolm in the Middle episode Emancipation—Lois blasts the song on her car stereo to avoid confronting Francis about his legal emancipation. The song was performed by Rachel Berry and Artie Abrams in the 2014 Glee episode New New York, list of number-one adult contemporary singles of 1967 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
3. The Card (musical) – The Card is a musical with a book by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall and music and lyrics by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent. Based on Arnold Bennetts 1911 comedic novel of the name, it chronicles the rise of Denry Machin from washerwomans son to Mayor of Bursley through initiative, guile. Cameron Mackintoshs West End production opened on 24 July 1973 at the Queens Theatre where it ran for 130 performances, directed by Val May and choreographed by Gillian Lynne, it starred Jim Dale, Millicent Martin, Joan Hickson, Marti Webb, and Eleanor Bron. Amendments were made to the libretto, existing songs were re-written and others dropped, at age 12, Denry begins his career by altering his grade in a class enough to earn him a scholarship to grammar school. At 16, he leaves school to work for Mr. Duncalf, the town clerk, Duncalf is responsible for organizing an exclusive ball, Denry invites himself and a few others in exchange for favors, among them Ruth Earp, a dance instructor. On a bet, he asks the energetic, beautiful Countess of Chell to dance. Later, when Duncalf treats a disgruntled client brusquely, Denry leaves his employ after persuading the client to hire him as a rent collector, when some of the tenants fall behind, he begins loaning them money. Ruth herself is several months in arrears and tries to sneak away in the middle of the night, Denry catches her by accident, but rather than being angry, he admires her audacity and starts courting her. While on vacation at the resort town of Llandudno with Ruth and her friend Nellie Cotterill, he witnesses a shipwreck. Noting the interest generated, he buys a lifeboat, hires some of the mariners as rowers. However, Ruths spendthrift nature becomes apparent during the trip. By the end of the summer, Denry has made a profit from the sightseers. He starts up the Five Towns Universal Thrift Club, Denry makes money by getting a discount from the vendors in return for access to his large customer base. When his capital starts to run out, he arranges an accident for the Countesss coach and he drives conveniently by and gives her a lift to an urgent appointment. On the way there, he talks her into becoming the clubs sponsor and this proves to be the making of Denrys fortune. With his great success, he is appointed a town councillor and he also backs a new daily newspaper and tricks his obstinate mother into moving into a luxurious new house. At this point, Ruth reappears in Denrys life, now the widow of an older man. He considers renewing their relationship, but at the last moment, realizes that Nellie is the one for him, the crowning achievement comes when Denry decides to become the youngest mayor in the history of Bursley
4. I Couldn't Live Without Your Love – I Couldnt Live Without Your Love is a 1966 single written by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent and recorded by Petula Clark. It was inspired by the affair the songwriters were having at the time, Clark has cited I Couldnt Live Without Your Love and Dont Sleep in the Subway as her favorites of her hits. The single peaked at #6 on the UK Singles Chart and #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, I Couldnt Live Without Your Love was the first single by Clark to reach #1 on the US Easy Listening chart. I Couldnt Live Without Your Love has also recorded by Patti Brooks, John Davidson, Freda Payne. The 1967 album release Pet Project by the Bob Florence Big Band features a version of I Couldnt Live Without Your Love. The French rendering Jaimerais vieillir avec toi was recorded by Dave for his 2004 album Doux Tam-Tam, the song was also recorded in 1976 by Jugular Vein, a UK jug band, on their album Waterloo Road released on the Plastic Fantastic label, PFLR3001. List of number-one adult contemporary singles of 1966 The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition,1996, Billboard Books, ISBN 978-0823076321 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
5. Joanna (Scott Walker song) – Joanna is a song written by the English husband and wife song-writing team Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent which was first a song for the American singer-songwriter Scott Walker in 1968. The song was Walkers second solo single in the UK, the accompaniment was directed by Peter Knight. While credited to Hatch and Trent journalist Joe Jackson writes in his article The Fugitive Kind that Walker wrote a significant proportion of the lyric. Jackson quotes Walker as follows, that whole verse about lived in your eyes completely is mine and I wrote the last line in the song, you may remember me and change your mind. Joanna was a hit and is one of Walkers most popular recordings spending eleven weeks on the UK Singles Chart. An instrumental arrangement on the song was used as the theme for Walkers BBC TV series, the single was backed with the 1967 Scott album track Always Coming Back to You. The accompaniment of the b-side was directed by Reg Guest, japanese editions are backed with The Plague, which was previously released as the b-side to Jackie in 1967
6. The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener – The Other Mans Grass Is Always Greener is a song written by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent which was a 1967-68 hit for Petula Clark. The resultant These Are My Songs album was produced by Burke with Hatch contributing only one track albeit the one selected as the follow-up single. This track, The Other Mans Grass is Always Greener — which Hatch says contains a lot of thought a lot of philosophy. In the UK The Other Mans Grass - so entitled - spend six weeks in the Top 30 with a #20 peak on the UK chart dated January 16,1968. The original Billboard magazine review of the song raved that The team of Clark-Hatch, well written material and winning performance. Clark would again bypass Hatch for her single, Kiss Me Goodbye. Conversely in the UK, The Other Mans Grass would remain Clarks final Top 20 hit 1 as Kiss Me Goodbye would just reach #50, in Australia, The Other Mans Grass Is Always Greener reached #30 while in South Africa the track achieved a #19 chart peak. The song has also recorded by Ed Ames and Vikki Carr. 1except for the #10 remix re-issue of Downtown in 1988, lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
7. Sign of the Times (Petula Clark song) – Sign of the Times, also known as A Sign of the Times, is a song performed by Petula Clark and released from her album My Love in March of 1966. However, A Sign of the Times had a percussive sound than had been evident on Clarks previous singles. The song was recorded at the Pye Studios in Marble Arch in a session which featured guitarist Big Jim Sullivan, Clark introduced A Sign of the Times on The Ed Sullivan Show broadcast of February 27,1966. The single would debut on the Billboard Hot 100 dated March 26,1966 and it peaked at #2 on Billboards Easy Listening survey. Beginning with her American breakout, Downtown, Clarks singles had all had higher chart peaks in the US than the UK. A Sign of the Times became the most extreme example of this discrepancy by spending one week – that of April 23,1966 – in the UK Top 50 at #49. Although this trend was reversed with Clarks next single, I Couldnt Live Without Your Love, a Sign of the Times was a hit in Australia and South Africa. In 1969 B. F. Goodrich utilized the tune to A Sign of the Times for TV commercials advertising radial tires, in 1986, A Sign of the Times was played in the video documentary An Amazin Era, The New York Mets. The song was heard over films of Mets baseball fans carrying banners with messages on them, in 1999 Target department store ran a series of television commercials featuring A Sign of the Times. A brief clip of A Sign of the Times was used on Dickie Goodmans 1966 novelty record Batman, michèle Richard recorded a French rendering of the song, Si Tu Prenais Le Temps, for her 1966 album Action 66. Jazz guitarist Joe Pass recorded a version on his 1966 album A Sign of the Times
8. Who Am I? (Petula Clark song) – Who Am I. was a 1966 single by Petula Clark written by Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent and produced by Tony Hatch. Who Am I. acknowledges the mid-1960s baroque vogue in its incorporation of a harpsichord in its instrumentation, the follow-up to Who Am I. Colour My World, also missed the UK charts leaving Clark in need of a comeback in her native land - which her next release This Is My Song effected. In Australia Who Am I. reached #42, despite not being one of Clarks biggest hits, Who Am I. by virtue of its title has long been the standard opening number for Clarks concerts. It also served as the centerpiece for the Who Am I Medley, shirley Bassey recorded Who Am I. for her 1968 album This is My Life. Billboard magazines original review predicted the song would make the top 20 of the Hot 100, more powerhouse hit material from the dynamic duo, Clark and Hatch. Will have no trouble picking up where I Couldnt Live Without Your Love left off, the 1967 album release Pet Project by the Bob Florence Big Band features an instrumental version of Who Am I. the album being devoted to songs associated with Petula Clark. Also Canadian flautist and saxophonist Moe Koffman recorded a version for his 1996 album Devils Brew