Some People (Cliff Richard song)

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"Some People"
Some People (Cliff Richard single cover).jpg
Single by Cliff Richard
from the album Always Guaranteed
B-side"One Time Lover Man"
Released17 August 1987 (1987-08-17)[1]
Format7" single, 12" single, CD Video
RecordedSeptember 1986
StudioR.G. Jones Recording Studios, Wimbledon
GenrePop rock
Length3:51
LabelEMI
Songwriter(s)Alan Tarney
Producer(s)Alan Tarney
Cliff Richard singles chronology
"My Pretty One"
(1987)
"Some People"
(1987)
"Remember Me"
(1987)
Music video
"Some People" on YouTube

"Some People" is a song recorded by English singer Cliff Richard and released in August 1987 as the second single from his Always Guaranteed album. The song reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart and was certified silver by the BPI for sales over 250,000.[2][3] The song was the standout hit from the album internationally, reaching the top 10 in numerous countries and underpinning the album going on to become Richard's highest selling studio album.

The song was written by Alan Tarney who had previously written some of Richard's most successful tracks since his 1976 renaissance, including "We Don't Talk Anymore", "Dreamin'", "A Little in Love" and "Wired for Sound".

A live version of the song was released in 1990 on Richard's From a Distance: The Event album.

Track listing[edit]

UK 7" Single (EM 18)

  1. "Some People"
  2. "One Time Lover Man"

UK 12" Single (12EM 18)

  1. "Some People" (Extended Version)
  2. "One Time Lover Man"
  3. "Reunion of the Heart"

UK CD Video Single (EMCDV 3)[4]

  1. "My Pretty One" (audio only)
  2. "Reunion of the Heart" (audio only)
  3. "Under the Gun" (audio only)
  4. "Remember Me" (audio only)
  5. "Some People" (video)

Chart performance and certifications[edit]

Weekly Charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[5] 7
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 9
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 2
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 6
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 5
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 20
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 13
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 3

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Silver 250,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Cliff Richard Song Databasewebsite: Discography - Singles". cliffrichardsongs.com. Retrieved 2018-03-17.
  2. ^ a b "Cliff Richard: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  3. ^ "UK certification Database". BPI. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  4. ^ Cliff Richard (1987). Some People (CD Video). UK: EMI.
  5. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970 – 1992 (doc)|format= requires |url= (help). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Cliff Richard – Some People" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Cliff Richard – Some People" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Cliff Richard – Some People". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Ireland singles charts". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Cliff Richard – Some People" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Cliff Richard – Some People". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Cliff Richard – Some People". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  13. ^ "British single certifications – Cliff Richard – Some People". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Some People in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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