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Number 1 Lyrics

The lyrics from all the number 1’s


The Beatles - Day Tripper


Got a good reason for taking the easy way out,

Got a good reason for taking the easy way out - now,


She was a day tripper,

One way ticket, yeh,

It took me so long to find out, and I found out.


She's a big teaser, she took me half the way there,

She's a big teaser, she took me half the way there - now,


She was a day tripper,

One way ticket, yeh.

It took me so long to find out, and I found out.


Tried to please her, she only played one night stands,

Tried to please her, she only played one night stands - now,


She was a day tripper,

Sunday driver, yeh,

It took me so long to find out, and I found out.

Day tripper, yeh.


The Spencer Davis Group - Keep On Running


Keep on running, keep on hiding

One fine day I'm gonna be the one to make you understand

Oh yeah I'm gonna be your man


Keep on running, running from my arms

One fine day I'm gonna be the one to make you understand

Oh yeah I'm gonna be your man


Everyone keeps talking about me, make me feel so bad

Everyone is laughing at me, make me feel so sad

So I keep on running hey hey hey


All right


Keep on running, running from my arms

One fine day I'm gonna be the one to make you understand

Oh yeah I'm gonna be your man (hey hey hey)


Everyone keeps talking about me, make me feel so bad

Everyone is laughing at me, make me feel so sad (hey hey hey)

So I keep on running


Keep on running, running from my arms

One fine day I'm gonna be the one to make you understand

Oh yeah I'm gonna be your man


Hey come on


Make me feel so good

I wanna be your man

All Right

Come on baby

I wanna be your man

You know you make me feel so good

Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Were Made For Walking



You keep saying you got something for me

Something you call love but confess

You've been a'messin' where you shouldn't have been a'messin'

And now someone else is getting all your best

Well, these boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do

One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you


Yeah

You keep lyin' when you oughta be truthin'

And you keep losing when you oughta not bet

You keep samin' when you oughta be a'changin'

Now what's right is right but you ain't been right yet

These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do

One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you


You keep playing where you shouldn't be playing

And you keep thinking that you'll never get burnt (Ha)

Well, I've just found me a brand new box of matches (Yeah)

And what he knows you ain't had time to learn

These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do

One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you


Are you ready, boots

Start walkin'

The Walker Brothers - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore


Loneliness is the cloak you wear

A deep shade of blue is always there

The sun ain't gonna shine anymore

The moon ain't gonna rise in the sky

The tears are always clouding your eyes

When you're without love, baby


Emptiness is the place you're in

Nothin' to lose but no more to win

The sun ain't gonna shine anymore

The moon ain't gonna rise in the sky

The tears are always clouding your eyes

When you're without love


Lonely, without you, baby

Girl, I need you

I can't go on


The sun ain't gonna shine anymore

(The sun ain't gonna shine anymore)

The moon ain't gonna rise in the sky

(The moon ain't gonna rise in the sky)

The tears are always clouding your eyes

(The tears are always clouding your eyes)

(Sun ain't gonna shine anymore)

When you're without love, baby


The sun ain't gonna shine anymore

The sun ain't gonna shine anymore

The sun ain't gonna shine anymore

The sun ain't gonna shine anymore


The Spencer Davis Group - Somebody Help Me


Somebody help me yeah

Somebody help me now

Won't somebody tell me what I've done wrong


When I was just a little boy of seventeen

I had a girl, she was my queen

She didn't love me like I loved her now I know

Now I'm so lonesome on my own


Somebody help me yeah

Somebody help me now

Won't somebody tell me what I've done wrong


I need someone in my life

I need a girl to hold me tight

Someone who can make me feel

Make me feel alright


Somebody help me yeah

Somebody help me now

Won't somebody tell me what I've done wrong


Somebody help me yeah

Somebody help me now

Somebody help me yeah

Somebody help me now

Somebody help me yeah

Somebody help me now


Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me


When I said I needed you

You said you would always stay

It wasn't me who changed but you

And now you've gone away

Don't you see that now you've gone

And I'm left here on my own

That I have to follow you

And beg you to come home


You don't have to say you love me

Just be close at hand

You don't have to stay forever

I will understand

Believe me, believe me

I can't help but love you

But believe me

I'll never tie you down


Left alone with just a memory

Life seems dead and so unreal

All that's left is loneliness

There's nothing left to feel


You don't have to say you love me

Just be close at hand

You don't have to stay forever

I will understand

Believe me, believe me

You don't have to say you love me

Just be close at hand

You don't have to stay forever

I will understand

Believe me, believe me, believe me


Manfred Mann - Pretty Flamingo


On our block all of the guys call her flamingo

'Cause her hair glows like the sun

And her eyes can light the sky

When she walks she moves so fine like a flamingo

Crimson dress that clings so tight

She's out of reach and out of sight

When she walks by she brightens up the neighbourhood

Oh every guy would make her his if he just could

If she just would


Some sweet day I'll make her mine pretty flamingo

Then every guy will envy me

'Cause paradise is where I'll be


Pretty flamingo

Pretty flamingo


When she walks by she brightens up the neighbourhood

Oh every guy would make her his if he just could ha

If she just would


Some sweet day I'll make her mine pretty flamingo

Then every guy will envy me

'Cause paradise is where I'll be


Sha la la, la la la la Pretty Flamingo

The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black


I see a red door and I want it painted black

No colors anymore, I want them to turn black

I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes

I have to turn my head until my darkness goes


I see a line of cars and they're all painted black

With flowers and my love both never to come back

I see people turn their heads and quickly look away

Like a new born baby it just happens every day

I look inside myself and see my heart is black


I see my red door and it has been painted black

Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts

It's not easy facin' up when your whole world is black


No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue

I could not foresee this thing happening to you

If I look hard enough into the settin' sun

My love will laugh with me before the mornin' comes


I see a red door and I want it painted black

No colors anymore, I want them to turn black

I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes

I have to turn my head until my darkness goes


Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm

I wanna see it painted, painted black, black as night, black as coal

I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky

I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black, Yeah


Frank Sinatra -Strangers In The Night


Strangers in the night, exchanging glances

Wond'ring in the night, what were the chances

We'd be sharing love before the night was through

Something in your eyes was so inviting

Something in your smile was so exciting

Something in my heart told me I must have you


Strangers in the night, two lonely people

We were strangers in the night

Up to the moment when we said our first hello, little did we know

Love was just a glance away, a warm embracing dance away

And ever since that night, we've been together

Lovers at first sight, in love forever

It turned out so right for strangers in the night


Love was just a glance away, a warm embracing dance away

Ever since that night, we've been together

Lovers at first sight, in love forever

It turned out so right for strangers in the night


Do be Do be do..


The Beatles - Paperback Writer


Paperback writer, paperback writer.


Dear Sir or Madam will you read my book,

It took me years to write will you take a look,

Based on a novel by a man named Lear,

And I need a job,

So I want to be a paperback writer,


Paperback writer.


It's a dirty story of a dirty man,

And his clinging wife doesn't understand.

His son is working for the Daily Mail,

It's a steady job,

But he wants to be a paperback writer,


Paperback writer.


It's a thousand pages give or take a few,

I'll be writing more in a week or two,

I can make it longer if you like the style,

I can change it round,

And I want to be a paperback writer,


Paperback writer.


If you really like it you can have the rights,

It could make a million for you overnight,

If you must return it you can send it here,

But I need a break,

And I want to be a paperback writer,


Paperback writer.

The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon


The tax man's taken all my dough

And left me in my stately home

Lazin' on a sunny afternoon

And I can't sail my yacht

He's taken everything I got

All I've got's this sunny afternoon


Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze

I gotta big fat mama trying to break me

And I love to live so pleasantly

Live this life of luxury

Lazin' on a sunny afternoon

In a summertime

In a summertime

In a summertime


My girlfriend's run off with my car

And gone back to her ma and pa

Telling tails of drunkenness and cruelty

Now I'm sitting here

Sipping at my ice cold beer

Lazin' on a sunny afternoon


Help me, help me, help me sail away

Well give me two good reasons why I oughta stay

'Cause I love to live so pleasantly

Live this life of luxury

Lazin' on a sunny afternoon

In a summertime

In a summertime

In a summertime


Ah, save me, save me, save me from this squeeze

I gotta big fat mama trying to break me

And I love to live so pleasantly

Live this life of luxury

Lazin' on a sunny afternoon

In a summertime

In a summertime

In a summertime

In a summertime

In a summertime



Georgie Fame - Get Away


Gotta go

I hope you're ready 'cos

Take a look outside,

Don’t mind the weather, girl

Let’s take a ride

Get away

We’ll leave the city folk

They'll have to stay

Don’t have to pack a thing

Just get away


Gotta go

Get away


Take a look at that deep blue sea

Don't you think it looks great, hm

Not a cloud to be seen in the sky

And the sun won't wait

I believe that the time is right

Don't let it slip away

Instead of dreaming 'bout tomorrow

You can live today

If you get away


I know a little place

Not far from town


Gotta go

A kind of pretty place

Three up, two down

Get away

I think if ever you

Decide to stay

Well I know it’s gonna be

Because we've got away


Got away

Get away

Gotta go

Get away

Gotta go

Get away

Gotta go

Get away

Gotta go

I know a little place

Not far from town

Gotta go

A kind of pretty place

Three up, two down

Get away

I think if ever you

Decide to stay

Well I know it’s gonna be

Because we've got away

Got away

Yes we got away good

Get away

Got away good

We went and got away good.

Gotta get away.

Gotta got away

Gotta go,

Gotta get away.

Get away.

Go, gotta get away,

Gotta get away and go

Go, go, go go.

You gotta get away

You get away and go go

Chris Farlowe - Out Of Time


You don't know what's going on,

You've been away for far too long

You can't come back and think you are still mine


You're out of touch my baby

My poor old fashioned baby

I said baby, baby, baby, you're out of time


Well, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

I said baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

Yes you are left out, yes, you are

I said you're left out of there without a doubt

'cause baby, baby, baby, you're out of time


You thought you was a clever girl

Giving up your social whirl

But you can't come back and be the first in line, oh yeah

You're obsolete, my baby

My poor old fashioned baby

I said baby, baby, baby, you're out of time


Well, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

I said baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

Yes, you are left out, yes, you are

I said you're left out of there without a doubt

'cause baby, baby, baby, you're out of time


Well, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

I said baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

Yes you are left out, yes, you are

I said you're left out of there without a doubt

'cause baby, baby, baby, you're out of time


Well, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

I said baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

Yes you are left out, yes, you are

I said you're left out, out of there without a doubt

'cause baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

(Is everybody ready)

Baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

You thought you was a clever girl

(Baby, baby, baby, you're out of time)

You're livin' in that social whirl

(Baby, baby, baby, you're out of time)

Yes you are right now

The Troggs - With A Girl Like You


I want to spend my life with a girl like you

Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

And do all the things that you want me to

Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba


Till that time has come

That we might live as one

Can I dance with you

Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba


I tell by the way dress that you're so refined

Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

And by the way you talk that you're just my kind

Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba


Girl why should it be

That you don't notice me

Can I dance with you

Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba


Baby baby is there no chance

I can take you for the last dance

All night long yeah I've been waiting

Now there'll be no hesitating


So before this dance has reached the end

Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

To you across the floor my love I'll send

Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

I just hope and pray that I'll find a way to say

Can I dance with you

Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby


Ah, look at all the lonely people.

Ah, look at all the lonely people.


Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been,

Lives in a dream.

Waits at the window, wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door,

Who is it for?


All the lonely people, where do they all come from?

All the lonely people, where do they all belong?


Father McKenzie, writing the words of a sermon that no-one will hear,

No-one comes near

Look at him working, darning his socks in the night when there's nobody

there,

What does he care?


All the lonely people, where do they all come from?

All the lonely people, where do they all belong?


Ah, look at all the lonely people.

Ah, look at all the lonely people.


Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name.

Nobody came.

Father McKenzie, wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the

grave.

No-one was saved.


All the lonely people, where do they all come from?

All the lonely people, where do they all belong?

The Beatles - Yellow Submarine


In the town where I was born,

Lived a man who sailed the sea,

And he told us of his life,

In the land of submarines.


So we sailed on to the sun,

Till we found the sea of green,

And we lived beneath the waves,

In our yellow submarine.


We all live in a yellow submarine,

Yellow submarine, yellow submarine,

We all live in a yellow submarine,

Yellow submarine, yellow submarine,


And our friends are all aboard,

Many more of them live next door,

And the band begins to play.


We all live in a yellow submarine,

Yellow submarine, yellow submarine,

We all live in a yellow submarine,

Yellow submarine, yellow submarine,


As we live a life of ease,

Everyone of us has all we need,

Sky of blue and sea of green,

In our yellow submarine.


We all live in a yellow submarine,

Yellow submarine, yellow submarine,

We all live in a yellow submarine,

Yellow submarine, yellow submarine.

The Small Faces - All Or Nothing


I thought you'd listen to my reason

But now I see, you don't hear a thing

Try to make you see, how it's got to be


Yes it's all, all or nothing

Yeah yeah, All or nothing

All or nothing, for me


Things could work out just like I want them to, yeah

If I could have the other half of you, yeah

You know I would, If I only could


Yes it's yeah, all or nothing

Oh yeah, all or nothing

You'll hear my children say, all or nothing, for me


I didn't tell you no lies

So don't you sit there and cry girl

Yeah, all or nothing

Oh yeah, all or nothing

Oh yeah, all or nothing

D'you know what I mean

You got to, got to, go to keep on trying, yeah

All or nothing, mm yeah

All or nothing, to keep on working on to me

All or nothing for me, for me, for me

Come on children, yeah

All or nothing, yeah,yeah, yeah, yeah

All or nothing, I kept on singing to myself

All or nothing, yeah for me, yeah

Jim Reeves - Distant Drums


I hear the sound of distant drums

Far away, far away

And if they call for me to come

Then I must go and you must stay


So, Mary, marry me, let's not wait

Let's share all the time we can before it's too late

Love me now, for now is all the time there may be

If you love me Mary, Mary, marry me


I hear the sound of bugles blow

Far away, far away

And if they call, then I must go

Across the sea, so wild and grey


So, Mary, marry me, let's not wait

Or the distant drums might change our wedding day

And love me now, for now is all the time there may be

If you love me, Mary, Mary, marry me

The Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There


Now if you feel that you can't go on

Because all of your hope is gone (all your hope is gone)

And your life is filled with much confusion

Until happiness is just an illusion (happiness is just an illusion)

And your world around is crumbling down, darlin

(Reach out) come on girl reach on out for me

(Reach out) reach out for me


I'll be there with a love that will shelter you

I'll be there with a love that will see you through


When you feel lost and about to give up

Cause your life just ain't good enough (just ain't good enough)

And your feel the world has grown cold (has grown cold)

And your drifting out all on your own (drifting out on your own)

And you need a hand to hold, darlin

(Reach out) come on girl reach out for me

(Reach out) reach out for me


I'll be there to love and comfort you

And I'll be there to cherish and care for you


(I'll be there to always see you through)

(I'll be there to love and comfort you)


I can tell the way you hang your head (hang your head)

Your not in love now, now your afraid (you're afraid)

And through the tears you look around (look around)

But there's no peace of mind to be found

(no peace of mind to be found)

I know what your thinking,

You're alone now, no love of your own, but darling

(Reach out) come on girl reach out for me

(Reach out reach out),just look over your shoulder

I'll be there to give you all the love you need

And I'll be there you can always depend on me

I'll be there to always see you through

I'll be there to love and comfort you


Tom Jones - The Green Green Grass Of Home


The old home town looks the same

As I step down from the train

And there to meet me is my mamma and my poppa

Down the road I look, and there runs Mary

Hair of gold, lips like cherries

It's good to touch the green, green grass of home


Yes, they'll all come to meet me

Arms reachin', smilin' sweetly

It's good to touch the green, green grass of home


The old house is still standin

Though the paint is cracked and dry

And there's that old oak tree

That I used to play on

Down the lane I'll walk with my sweet Mary

Hair of gold and lips like cherries

It's good to touch the green, green grass of home


Then I awake and look around me

At four grey walls that surround me

And I realize yes I was only dreaming

For there's a guard and a sad old padre

Arm in arm we'll walk at daybreak

Again I'll touch the green green grass of home


Yes, they'll all come to see me

In the shade of that old oak tree

As they lay me 'neath the green, green grass of home


The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations


I, I love the colourful clothes she wears

And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair

I hear the sound of a gentle word

On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air


I'm pickin' up good vibrations

She's giving me excitations

I'm pickin' up good vibrations

(Oom bop bop good vibrations)

She's giving me excitations

(Oom bop bop excitations)

Good good good good vibrations

(Oom bop bop)

She's giving me excitations

(Oom bop bop excitations)

Good good good good vibrations

(Oom bop bop)

She's giving me excitations

(Oom bop bop excitations)


Close my eyes

She's somehow closer now

Softly smile, I know she must be kind

When I look in her eyes

She goes with me to a blossom world


I'm pickin' up good vibrations

She's giving me excitations

I'm pickin' up good vibrations

(Oom bop bop good vibrations)

She's giving me excitations

(Oom bop bop excitations)

Good good good good vibrations

(Oom bop bop)

She's giving me excitations

(Oom bop bop excitations)

Good good good good vibrations

(Oom bop bop)

She's giving me excitations

(Oom bop bop excitations)


(Ahhhhhhh)

(Ah my my what elation)

I don't know where but she sends me there

(Ah my my what a sensation)

(Ah my my what elations)

(Ah my my what)


Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations

A happenin' with her

Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations

A happenin' with her

Gotta keep those lovin' good vibrations

A happenin'


Ahhhhhhhh

Good good good good vibrations

(Oom bop bop)

(I'm pickin' up good vibrations)

She's giving me excitations

(Oom bop bop)

(Excitations)

Good good good good vibrations

(Oom bop bop)

She's na na . . .


Na na na na na

Na na na

Na na na na na

Na na na

Do do do do do

Do do do

Do do do do do

Do do do

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