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