We Don't Talk Anymore

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"We Don't Talk Anymore"
Single by Cliff Richard
from the album Rock 'n' Roll Juvenile/
We Don't Talk Anymore
(in U.S.)
B-side"Count Me Out" (Britten-Welch)
ReleasedJuly 1979[1]
Format7" single
Recorded29 May 1979 RG Jones Recording Studios/Wimbledon and Roundhouse Studios
GenrePop, pop rock
Length4:13
3:39 (US 7" version)
LabelEMI
Writer(s)Alan Tarney
ProducerBruce Welch
Cliff Richard singles chronology
"Green Light"
(1979)
"We Don't Talk Anymore"
(1979)
"Hot Shot"
(1979)
 
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"We Don't Talk Anymore"
Single by Cliff Richard
from the album Rock 'n' Roll Juvenile/
We Don't Talk Anymore
(in U.S.)
B-side"Count Me Out" (Britten-Welch)
ReleasedJuly 1979[1]
Format7" single
Recorded29 May 1979 RG Jones Recording Studios/Wimbledon and Roundhouse Studios
GenrePop, pop rock
Length4:13
3:39 (US 7" version)
LabelEMI
Writer(s)Alan Tarney
ProducerBruce Welch
Cliff Richard singles chronology
"Green Light"
(1979)
"We Don't Talk Anymore"
(1979)
"Hot Shot"
(1979)

"We Don't Talk Anymore" is a song recorded by Cliff Richard that reached number one in the UK singles chart in August 1979, remaining there for four weeks. Produced by The Shadows' rhythm guitarist, Bruce Welch, and written by Alan Tarney, it was Cliff Richard's tenth UK number one and his first since "Congratulations" in 1968.

Coming just before his 39th birthday, and just when it was announced that he was to receive the OBE for services to music, the record cemented his comeback, which continued well into the 1980s and 1990s. The single was his biggest worldwide seller: it was number one in Germany for five weeks (his only English-language German chart-topper, though he had two German-language number ones there in the 1960s), and reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the United States. The fact that its chart run extended beyond the end of 1979 meant Richard became the first act to reach the Hot 100's top 40 in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

The single sold 5,000,000 copies worldwide, topping the charts in the UK, Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malta and Switzerland.

The song was the sixth video aired on MTV on its launch on 1 August 1981.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1979)Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2]1
Ireland (IRMA)[3]1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[4]1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5]4
Norway (VG-lista)[6]1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7]4
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[8]1
Germany (Media Control AG)[9]1

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Preceded by
"I Don't Like Mondays" by The Boomtown Rats
UK number one single
25 August 1979 - 15 September 1979
Succeeded by
"Cars" by Gary Numan