Label: Columbia - SMC 83890 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Ballad, Beat, Rock & Roll
Originally intended Dead Is Dead - Various - Tempe Themes (Original Themes From Tempe Video Releases) the B-side to "Schoolboy Crush", it was released as Richard's debut single on 29 August and became his first hit record, reaching number 2 on the UK Singles Chart.
It is credited with being one of the first authentic rock and roll songs produced outside the United States. Cliff Richard and the Drifters recorded their own version, which was intended to be the A-side of their debut single. On the planned single, "Move It" was flipped to be the A-side and it went to Sentimental Journal - Cliff Richard And The Shadows* - Our Friends 2 in the charts, starting Cliff Richard on a career which included British hits through six decades.
Described by Allmusic as " Presley-esque " and by Richard himself as "my one outstanding rock 'n' roll classic", "Move It" was written on the top deck of a Green Line bus by the Drifters guitarist Ian "Sammy" Samwell while making the trip to Cliff's house for a band rehearsal.
Samwell finally finished the second verse in and sent it to Hank Marvin who included "Move It" on his album Hank plays Cliffwith Cliff Richard having recorded a new vocal track which included the new verse. Since then, Richard has continued to perform the song with the additional verse. Led Zeppelin included Richard's original version of the song on a compilation put together by them, titled Led Zeppelin - The Music that Rocked Us.
The track was released as the second track on a double A-side CD single alongside "21st Century Christmas". The single peaked on debut Sentimental Journal - Cliff Richard And The Shadows* - Our Friends no.
A limited edition 7" vinyl single was also released with "Move It" as the A-side. The track was included on Richard's duets album Two's Company. Richard has re-recorded the song numerous times, both in the studio and during stage performances. The re-recordings appear on the following albums:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Move It disambiguation. This section does not cite any sources.
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