Veteran bids for Number One for sixth decade in a row
Veteran singer Sir Cliff Richard has launched a campaign to make chart history – by claiming a UK Number One single for the sixth decade running.
The singer began his run of hits in September 1958 with ‘Move It’, and now a new song, ‘Thank You For A Lifetime’, is being released next month to mark the 50th anniversary.
He told BBC News: “I may be greedy, but to notch up a number one after 50 years would be just fantastic. I’ve got the song, I can only hope for the support.”
‘Living Doll’ was the star’s first Number One which came out the year after his debut, and he has since had a further 13 chart-toppers, the last one being ‘The Millennium Prayer’ in 1999.
An eight-disc retrospective that is also due out next month, and the star’s autobiography is due to be published at the same time.