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The Young Ones (song)

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Released  11 January 1962
Length  3:11
Format  7" single
Label  Columbia (EMI) DB 4761
B-side  "We Say Yeah" (Gormley-Welch-Marvin)
Recorded  August 11 & December 5, 1961, EMI Studios, London

"The Young Ones" is a single by Cliff Richard and The Shadows. The song, written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett, is the title song to the 1961 film The Young Ones and its soundtrack album.

It was released in January 1962 on the Columbia (EMI) label and went straight to No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart. It held that position for six weeks and spent 20 weeks in the chart. It has sold 1.06 million copies in the UK, and 2.6m worldwide.

The track was included on Cliff Richard and the Shadows No. 1 EP Hits from the Young Ones

In the 1980s it became the title song to the British TV series The Young Ones.

The song features in Part 1 of the two-part TV psychological thriller Thirteen Steps Down (based on the 2004 novel Thirteen Steps Down by Ruth Rendell) first broadcast in the UK by ITV on 13 August 2012.


  • Cliff Richards - lead vocals
  • Hank Marvin – lead guitar
  • Bruce Welch – rhythm guitar
  • Jet Harris – bass guitar
  • Tony Meehan – drums
  • References

    The Young Ones (song) Wikipedia