Wind Me Up (Let Me Go) (Cliff Richard and the Shadows)

25 JANUARY 1966


Cliff Richard and the Shadows' single ‘Wind Me Up (Let Me Go)’ was still in its nine-week run in the UK top 10 (having previously spent three weeks at #2).

They had over twenty Top-5 hits in the UK through this decade, despite making minimal changes to their style and sound since the late 1950s, especially on ballads like this. In 1966, some recording artists were intent on pushing the sonic envelope. Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention both recorded this year, and of course the Beatles would make 'Tomorrow Never Knows', which all sounded like it came from a completely different decade (or planet) to Cliff's material, but there was clearly still a big market for clean-cut, old-fashioned, almost-nursery-rhyme pop like this. And, truth be told, it had its own charms.

Wind Me Up (Let Me Go) (Cliff Richard and the Shadows)

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