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Paul Anthony Young (Luton17 January 1956) is a British pop musician.

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[hide]*1 early life

Life Course[Edit]Edit

After his school time Paul Young went to work at the British car manufacturer Vauxhall. In his spare time, he played in bands. With the band Street band in 1978, he scored withToast and as a member of the Q-Tips in 1980 with S.Y.S.Q.L.M.

Paul Young In 1982 began a solo career. Love Of The Common People the single flopped in Great Britain. Having been in Great Britain the number Wherever I Lay My Hat on the first place was come, there came a remixed version of "Love Of The Common People and that version was also a hit in Netherlands, number 1. Other major hits that Paul Young Come Back And Stay were scored and Everytime You Go Away. He also sang at Band Aid.

His debut album "No Parlez" took out the number-1 position in the Dutch Album Top 100, it stayed there for 7 weeks at the top, making it his most successful album in Netherlands. The album contains some of his greatest hits, such as the above mentioned hits. From Time To Time (The Singles Collection), a compilation album from 1991 with all his hits, his second most successful album, followed by The Secret Of Associationfrom 1985.

In 1991 Paul Young scored another big hit with the duet Senza Una Donna, along with Italian singer Zucchero. In the 1990s he spent less albums, but he divided his time about his family, some music projects and live shows.

Paul Young stood out with its warm soul sound. As the years progressed, was Young, possibly due to the many live performances, increasingly plagued by vocal problems.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
No Parlez 1983 05-11-1983 1 (7wk) 35
The Secret Of Association 1985 06-04-1985 3 29
Between Two Fires 1986 01-11-1986 12 14
Other Voices 1990 23-06-1990 49 9
From Time To Time (The Singles Collection) 1991 21-09-1991 2 33
The Crossing 1993 23-10-1993 51 7
Best Ballads 1995 18-02-1995 51 11
Reflections 1995 27-05-1995 45 7

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Wherever I Lay My Hat (that's My Home) 1983 10-09-1983 27 4
Come Back And Stay 1983 05-11-1983 2 10 Alarm Drive
Love Of The Common People 1984 14-01-1984 1 (4wk) 10
Love Will Tear Us Apart 1984 17-03-1984 25 5
I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down 1984 20-10-1984 12 7 Alarm Drive
Everything Must Change 1985 05-01-1985 25 6
Everytime You Go Away 1985 13-04-1985 20 6
Tomb Of Memories 1985 27-07-1985 36 3
Wonderland 1986 18-10-1986 12 7
Softly Whispering I Love You 1990 26-05-1990 tip -
Senza una donna (Without A Woman) 1991 25-05-1991 3 11 with Zucchero
Both Sides Now 1992 08-02-1992 tip - with Clannad

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Come Back And Stay 1045 1090 1554 1956 1852 - - - - - - - - - -
Every Time You Go Away 1519 1374 1784 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Love of the common people 1208 787 829 1081 1091 1122 1469 1737 731 1107 1886 1780 - 1975 1721
Wherever I Lay My Hat - 1535 1243 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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