Best Cliff Richard Songs

Whatever you think of Sir Cliff Richard, you can't deny he is one of the most successful British solo artists ever!

Vote for your favourite here, there are plenty to choice from with his 50 year plus career, feel free to add your favourite if it's not on the list

Cliff's music career started back in the late-1950's with Rock 'n' Roll hits like 'Move It' and 'Summer Holiday' with backing group The Shadows, he was dubbed "The British Elvis".

He has competed in Eurovision 3 times including in the 1960's with 'Congratulations

His music style went more poppy during the 1970's and he scored a 1979 #1 hit 'We Don't Talk Anymore', plus numerous 80's hits like 'Wired For Sound'. He then went on to have two Christmas No1 singles in the UK, and released his 100th album in November 2013.

The Top Ten

1 We Don't Talk Anymore We Don't Talk Anymore

In the 1970's he had a run of sophisticated and memorable singles leading up to 1979's We Don't Talk Anymore, a number 1 hit which that brought out the best in his soul-lite falsetto. The trade-off was his transformation into an ageless pop icon, the so-called "the Peter Pan of Pop".

There are so many that I love of his. can't keep this feeling in should have made the list. What an awesome song He is the greatest performer to ever grace this earth.

Great song. Wired for sound is so lame

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2 Wired for Sound Wired for Sound

Cliff songs are all great but I loved wired for sound

A major hit in the 1980's, reaching number 4 in the UK Charts, this era of his music saw him move into synth-pop ir was taken from his album of the same name.

3 Summer Holiday Summer Holiday

From the film of the same name, we all know it with him on the tour bus one of his best-known songs, summer classic!

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4 Congratulations Congratulations

The 1968 Eurovision entry for the UK, came 2nd to Russia by 1 point, but it has since emerged he probably should of won the 1 point Russia got extra could have been to do with a bribe!


5 In the Country In the Country

An classic 1960's summer hit. 'In the Country' is a very English take on California sunshine pop.
Great catchy sing-a-long track.

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6 Some People Some People

More pop-rock from Cliff's pop era a major hit in the 1980's.

Cliff is great iv'e been a fan from the 50's. He has been to South Africa 3 times that I know of - I saw him all 3 times - even now at 75 years of age he is still pulling them in - How many singers can do that. Cliff and his army of fans. thanks Peeter Muna

7 Ocean Deep Ocean Deep

Beautiful song which sadly seems to have been mostly forgotten, other than by Cliff fans of course. Hopefully one day it will have it's day in the sun. Very pleased to see some deserved recognition in this poll.

Amazing vocals. Would blow anything on x-factor away.

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8 A Voice In the Wilderness A Voice In the Wilderness
9 What Car

A 2005 Top 10 hit for Cliff, upbeat Rocky track about him driving his dad's car when he was young without him knowing.

Great song, even greater when performed live on stage!

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10 Living Doll Living Doll

Another track with The Shadows which was also a No1 in 1980's with the 'kids' from sitcom The Young Ones. Written by Lionel Bart made popular by Cliff Richard and the Shadows (then still The Drifters) in 1959. It has topped the UK charts twice; in its original version and a new version recorded in 1986 in aid of Comic Relief.

The Newcomers

? Dreamin' Dreamin'

This is a very happy song, and has always been one of my favorites.

This is a great track. Youthful and energetic vocals.

Like you I have been a Cliff fan - for me its been from the late 50's when he first started singing ( I am now 72 ) I saw him in Durban in 1980 and twice in Cape Town ( S A ) There are so many songs that I like and Dreaming is one of them. Thanks for posting this site - Peeter Muna

? Devil Woman Devil Woman

My favourite from the selection given, although I would have chosen 'Miss You Nights' as my all time favourite.

Great song. Wired for sound is so lame

This is Cliff's contemporary comeback single, is Devil Woman, released in 1976, it made him a chart regular again.
Originally a Rock 'n' Roll hit years before.

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The Contenders

11 The Next Time The Next Time

This song is a dreamy ballad of lost love. My favorite for many years

Best song ever - keep going SIR CLIIFF and many, many thanks for all your great music with THE SHADOWS as well.

12 When the Girl In Your Arms Is the Girl In Your Heart When the Girl In Your Arms Is the Girl In Your Heart
13 Move It Move It

It's his only good number and arguably the first British rock and roll song.

14 I Just Don't Have the Heart I Just Don't Have the Heart

Was shocked to discovered he had a song made by Stock Aitken Waterman, but the song is very catchy and it sounds ahead of its time (production wise) considering the song was made in the late 80's

1989 UK #3 hit, a modern sounding pop song for the time. Produced by PWL, Stock Aitken and Waterman who worked to produce some of Kylie's biggest hits at the time.

15 Mistletoe and Wine Mistletoe and Wine

One of his two Christmas No1's in the UK, bit cheesey but, wouldn't be Christmas without a bit of Cliff.

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16 Theme for a Dream Theme for a Dream

I can't believe that this song is not in the top 5... this song portrays the true essence of love musically and has certainly brought out the singing potential of Cliff Richard.

17 Lucky Lips Lucky Lips

The peppiest of them all. And one of the best.

Great song, very catchy, Cliff at his best

18 Poor Boy Poor Boy
19 Butterfly Kisses Butterfly Kisses
20 Golden Golden V 1 Comment
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