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The Dave Clark Five

For a very brief time in 1964, it seemed that the biggest challenger to the Beatles' phenomenon was the Dave Clark Five. From the Tottenham area of London, the quintet had the fortune to knock "I Want to Hold Your Hand" off the top of the British charts with "Glad All Over," and were championed (for about 15 minutes) by the British press as the Beatles' most serious threat. They were the first British Invasion band to break in a big way in the States after the Beatles, though the Rolling Stones and others quickly supplanted the DC5 as the Fab Four's most serious rivals. The Dave Clark Five reached the Top 40 17 times between 1964 and 1967 with memorable hits like "Glad All Over," "Bits and Pieces," "Because," and a remake of Bobby Day's "Over and Over," as well as making more appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show than any other English act. The DC5 were distinguished from their British contemporaries by their larger-than-life production, Clark's loud stomping drum sound, and Mike Smith's leathery vocals. Though accused by detractors of lacking finesse and hipness, they had a solid ear for melodies and harmonies and wrote much of their early material, the best of which endured quite well. Interestingly, and unusually for that era, bandleader Dave Clark managed and produced the band himself, negotiating a much higher royalty rate than artists of that period usually received. After a couple years of superstardom, the group proved unable to either keep up with the changing times or maintain a high standard of original compositions, and called it quits in 1970. ~ Rick Clark & Richie Unterberger
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Stations Featuring
The Dave Clark Five

    British Invasion

    British Invasion
    9 songs

    Oldies Hits

    Oldies Hits
    7 songs

    '60s Oldies

    '60s Oldies
    3 songs

    Classic Love Songs

    Classic Love Songs
    1 song

Albums by
The Dave Clark Five

Top Songs by
The Dave Clark Five

  1.   Song
  2.   Glad All Over
  3.   Because
  4.   Do You Love Me
  5.   Bits and Pieces
  6.   Over and Over
  7.   Any Way You Want It
  8.   Catch Us If You Can
  9.   I Like It Like That
  10.   Try Too Hard
  11.   You Got What It Takes
  12.   Can't You See That She's Mine
  13.   Reelin' and Rockin'
  14.   Come Home
  15.   Everybody Knows (I Still Love You)
  16.   Here Comes Summer
  17.   Sha-Na-Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
  18.   Stay
  19.   Don't Let Me Down
  20.   Forever And A Day
  21.   On Broadway
  22.   Chaquitad
  23.   Don't You Realize
  24.   Hurting Inside
  25.   Crying Over You
  26.   Chaquita
  27.   Concentration Baby
  28.   When
  29.   Give Me Love
  30.   In Your Heart
  31.   I'll Be Yours My Love
  32.   Every Way You Want It
  33.   Theme Without A Name
  34.   I Need You, I Love You
  35.   Rumble
  36.   I Love You No More
  37.   Universal Love
  38.   Put a Little Love in Your Heart
  39.   Don't You Know
  40.   Time
  41.   Doo Dah
  42.   I Know You
  43.   All of the Time
  44.   On the Move
  45.   Sweet Memories
  46.   If You Come Back
  47.   Look Before You Leap
  48.   All Night Long
  49.   'Til the Right One Comes Along
  50.   Any Time You Want Love
  51.   Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
  52.   Everybody Get Together
  53.   Can I Trust You
  54.   Funny
  55.   Maze of Love
  56.   She's All Mine
  57.   Good Old Rock 'N' Roll (Medley): Good Old Rock 'N' Roll/Sweet Little S
  58.   I Cried Over You
  59.   Your Turn To Cry
  60.   Wild Weekend
  61.   To Me
  62.   I'm Left Without You
  63.   I Can't Stand It
  64.   Nineteen Days
  65.   Don't Be Taken In
  66.   I Knew It All the Time
  67.   First Love
  68.   It's Not True
  69.   No Time to Lose
  70.   Say You Want Me
  71.   Long Ago

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