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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.
|Album (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Album Top 100
|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|
|From Time To Time (The Singles Collection)||1991||21-09-1991||2||33|
|Single (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Top 40
|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|
|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|
|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||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|