No Honestly

Album: A Time for Loving (1974)
Charted: 7

Songfacts®:

  • "No Honestly" was the theme song Lynsey wrote and performed for a short-lived British situation comedy that was screened in 1974. It featured John Alderton and Pauline Collins as a married couple, (the two were actually husband and wife off-screen). Lynsey's composition was and remains more endearing than the TV series; it was released on the Jet label backed by "Central Park Arrest."
  • The song also earned de Paul a second Ivor Novello Award, the first woman to be so honored; this time for The Best Theme From A Radio Or TV Production. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

Comments: 3

  • Roscoe B from Munich, GermanyThe B-side of "No Honestly" is "Central Park Arrest", another song penned by Lynsey and that had been a hit earlier in 1974 for Thunderthighs.
  • Roscoe B from Munich, GermanyThe first episodes of Yes Honestly had the Alan Price song of the same name as the theme but later on this was substituted for an instrumental version of Lynsey's No Honestly. There was even talk of releasing this version but it didn't happen.
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandThe TV show's title was amanded to Yes Honestly when the stars changed and a new theme was commissioned.
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