Reach for the Stars (song)

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"Reach for the Stars"
Single by Shirley Bassey
B-side "Climb Ev'ry Mountain"[1]
Released 1961
Format 7" 45 rpm
Recorded 1961
Genre Pop music
Label Columbia Records[1]
Songwriter(s) Udo Jürgens[1]
Producer(s) Norman Newell[1]

"Reach for the Stars" is a song made popular by Shirley Bassey, and written by Austrian pop singer/songwriter Udo Jürgens (with English lyrics by Norman Newell).[2][3] As a double A-side single (b/w "Climb Ev'ry Mountain") it went to No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for one week in September 1961.[1]

The song, together with its B-side, were the inspiration for the S Club 7 song Reach.


  1. ^ a b c d e Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 60. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ "German Music: Udo Jurgens". World Languages and Cultures - Germans. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "RealNetworks". Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
Preceded by
"Johnny Remember Me" by John Leyton
UK number one single
"Reach for the Stars"/"Climb Ev'ry Mountain"
by Shirley Bassey

21 September 1961 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Johnny Remember Me" by John Leyton