You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry And The Pacemakers

This track by Gerry and the Pacemakers spent four weeks at the top of the UK singles chart in 1963.

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You’ll never walk alone by Gerry and the Pacemakers replaced Do you love me? by Brian Poole and the Tremeloes at the top of the UK singles chart this week in 1963. It had entered the top 40 three weeks previously at number 22 and broke into the top 10 a week later.

The song was succeeded by She loves you by the Beatles after four weeks at number 1. It then stayed in the top 10 for another three weeks, two of the in the top 5. A further nine weeks in the lower top 40 followed before the record left the chart.

You’ll never walk alone was released on the Columbia record label and was the last of three UK number 1 hits for Gerry and the Pacemakers. It was taken from the album How do you like it?, which peaked at number 2 in the UK album chart.

The song was written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II for their 1945 musical Carousel. It has entered the UK top 40 on two other occasions, both times reaching the top of the chart. The successful cover versions were recorded by the Crowd in 1985 and Robson & Jerome in 1996, but Elvis Presley narrowly missed out on a top 40 place when his 1968 recording peaked at number 44.

More music from Gerry and the Pacemakers


More number ones from 1963


UK singles chart for the week ending 2 November 1963

  1. You’ll never walk aloneGerry and the Pacemakers

  2. She loves youBeatles

  3. Do you love me?Brian Poole and the Tremeloes

  4. Blue bayou / Mean woman bluesRoy Orbison

  5. Then he kissed meCrystals

  6. If I had a hammerTrini Lopez

  7. I (who have nothing)Shirley Bassey

  8. Sugar and spiceSearchers

  9. Let it rock / Memphis TennesseeChuck Berry

  10. The first timeAdam Faith with the Roulettes


  1. Hello Mudduh, hello Fadduh!Allan Sherman

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