I'm Alive (The Hollies song)

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"I'm Alive"
Single by The Hollies
B-side"You Know He Did" (L. Ransford)
ReleasedUK:21 May 1965
US:June 1965
Format7" single
Recorded5 May 1965
Abbey Road Studios[1]
Length2:21
LabelUK: Parlophone R5287
US: Imperial 66119
Writer(s)Clint Ballard, Jr.
The Hollies singles chronology
"Yes I Will"
(1965)
"I'm Alive"
(1965)
"Look Through Any Window"
(1965)
 
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"I'm Alive"
Single by The Hollies
B-side"You Know He Did" (L. Ransford)
ReleasedUK:21 May 1965
US:June 1965
Format7" single
Recorded5 May 1965
Abbey Road Studios[1]
Length2:21
LabelUK: Parlophone R5287
US: Imperial 66119
Writer(s)Clint Ballard, Jr.
The Hollies singles chronology
"Yes I Will"
(1965)
"I'm Alive"
(1965)
"Look Through Any Window"
(1965)

"I'm Alive" is a 1965 number-one UK hit single by The Hollies.[2] It was written especially for them by the successful US pop songwriter Clint Ballard, Jr. who also had chart-topping hits with Linda Ronstadt, Wayne Fontana and Jimmy Jones. However they originally passed the song over to another Manchester band, the Toggery Five, before changing their mind and recording the song, which became their first No 1 hit in the UK.[3] This song appears on the US version of the 1965 Hollies album, Hear! Here!.

The song was covered by Gamma in 1979 on their debut album Gamma 1.

This song was covered by Hawks in the 2003 release "Perfect World Radio" on Not Lame Records. This album was a collection of unreleased material recorded by the group after having two albums released on Columbia Records in the early 80s.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1965)Peak
position
Germany (Media Control AG)[4]16
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[5]10
Norway (VG-lista)[6]6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7]1

References[edit]

Preceded by
"Crying in the Chapel" by Elvis Presley
UK number-one single
24 June 1965
8 July 1965
Succeeded by
"Crying in the Chapel" by Elvis Presley
"Mr. Tambourine Man" by The Byrds