Silver Lady

Album: Playing to an Audience of One (1977)
Charted: 1 52

Songfacts®:

  • This song was written by the British songwriters Geoff Stephens and Tony Macaulay and was also produced by the latter. Macaulay also penned David Soul's previous hits, "Don't Give Up On Us" and "Going In With My Eyes Open." Soul recalled in 1000 UK #1 Hits by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh: "It was an excellent song. I always enjoyed working with Tony Macaulay and I wish we had continued together. 'Silver Lady' is a brilliant song, very well written, like a standard."
  • The song spent five weeks in the UK Top Ten before eventually toppling Elvis Presley's "Way Down" from the #1 position. It went on to spend three weeks at the top of the chart.
  • David Soul performs the song in the Irving Welsh penned and Jon S Baird directed film, Filth. Welsh explained to NME how the collaboration came about: "I met David a while back," he said, 'Silver Lady' and 'Don't Give Up On Us' are two of my karaoke classics. I put Jon in touch with David and they got on like a house on fire. They went off on the piss together. David was keen to get involved and he did it with such panache."

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  • Michael from Penzance, United Kingdomsilver lady = the loaded needle for mainlining drugs
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