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
Producer(s)Bruce 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
Producer(s)Bruce 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.[2] 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 over 4 million copies worldwide, topping the charts in the UK, Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Finland, West Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Malta, Norway and Switzerland. It was certified Gold in both the UK and West Germany.[3][4]

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

Chart Performance[edit]

Chart (1979)Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5]1
Australia (Kent Music Report)[6]3
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7]1
Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders)[8]1
Canada (RPM 100 Singles)[9]9
Denmark (Tracklisten)1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[10]1
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100 Singles)1
France (SNEP)[11]2
Germany (Media Control Charts)[12]1
Ireland (IRMA)[13]1
Italy (FIMI)[14]2
Japan (Oricon)[15]6
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[16]4
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[17]5
Norway (VG-lista)[18]1
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[19]2
Spain (AFYVE)[20]6
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[21]4
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[22]1
US Billboard Hot 100[23]7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The OFFICIAL Cliff Richard website: Discography - Singles". Cliffrichard.org. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 371–2. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "UK certification Database". BPI. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  4. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Cliff Richard)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  5. ^ "Cliff Richard" UK Singles Chart.
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  7. ^ "Cliff Richard – We Don't Talk Anymore – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  8. ^ "we don't talk anymore - cliff richard". VRT (in Dutch). Top30-2.radio2.be. Retrieved 25 July 2013.  Hoogste notering in de top 30 : 1
  9. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 42, No. 22, August 10, 1979". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  10. ^ Pennanen, Timo (1979). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 9789511210535. 
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Cliff Richard – We Don't Talk Anymore" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Cliff Richard – We Don't Talk Anymore". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment.
  13. ^ "Ireland singles charts". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2014-05-13. 
  14. ^ "I singoli più venduti del 1979". HitParadeItalia (in Italian). Creative Commons. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
    10. We Don't Talk Anymore - Cliff Richard [#2]
  15. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100". Billboard Japan. Hanshin Contents Link. 1979-06-22. Retrieved 2013-09-20. 
  16. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Cliff Richard search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  17. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Cliff Richard – We Don't Talk Anymore". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  18. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Cliff Richard – We Don't Talk Anymore". VG-lista.
  19. ^ "South African Rock Lists Website SA Charts 1969 - 1989 Acts (H)". Rock.co.za. John Samson. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  20. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 1979). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  21. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Cliff Richard – We Don't Talk Anymore". Singles Top 60.
  22. ^ "Cliff Richard – We Don't Talk Anymore – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  23. ^ "Cliff Richard Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Cliff Richard.

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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