Living Doll by Cliff Richard and The Shadows was a UK number 1 hit on Friday, July 31, 1959 spending 6 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This song was from the soundtrack to the film Serious Charge, which was Cliff Richard's movie debut. It was written by Lionel Bart who also wrote the West End and Broadway musical Oliver. It was originally intended for the singer Duffy Power before it was included in Serious Charge. This was originally a rock song, and as both Cliff and his backing band thought that a song about a blow-up doll was uncool, they originally weren't planning to record it. One of his backing musicians, Bruce Welch, suggested a slower tempo like a country song would work better, so they rearranged it into the now familiar form. In the UK, this was the biggest-selling single of 1959. This was the first of Cliff Richard 14 UK chart-toppers. He is the only act in the UK to achieve a #1 single in each of the first five decades since the inception of the UK singles chart in 1952.
Who sang Living Doll?
Living Doll was performed by Cliff Richard and The Shadows
What year did Living Doll get to the UK number 1 spot?
Living Doll first became a UK number 1 on Friday, July 31, 1959
How long was Living Doll at number 1 in the UK?
Living Doll spent 6 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.