I Understand – Freddie And The Dreamers

This track by Freddie and the Dreamers spent three weeks in the UK top 10 in 1964 and 1965.

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Fifty years ago this week, I understand by Freddie and the Dreamers was at its highest position of number 5 in the UK singles chart for the second of two weeks. It had entered the top 40 seven weeks previously at number 27 and broke into the top 10 five weeks later. After falling from its peak position, the song spent five weeks in the lower top 40 and then left the chart.

I understand was released on the Columbia record label and was the last of four top 10 hits for Freddie and the Dreamers in the UK. It was taken from the album Freddie and the Dreamers, which peaked at number 5 in the UK album chart.

This was the second version of the song to enter the UK top 40. In 1961, a version by the G-Clefs reached number 17.

More music from Freddie and the Dreamers


UK singles chart for the week ending 2 January 1965

  1. I feel fineBeatles

  2. DowntownPetula Clark

  3. Walk tallVal Doonican

  4. I’m gonna be strongGene Pitney

  5. I understandFreddie and the Dreamers

  6. I could easily fallCliff Richard and the Shadows

  7. Yeh yehGeorgie Fame

  8. No arms can ever hold youBachelors

  9. SomewherePJ Proby

  10. TerryTwinkle

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