Catch Us If You Can

Album: Catch Us If You Can (1965)
Charted: 5 4
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  • Co-written by Clark with lead guitarist Lenny Davidson at the height of their popularity, this song also became a film title, a vehicle for the band in much the same way as was A Hard Day's Night for The Beatles the previous year.

    It may indeed have been difficult to catch Clark and his group at that time because immediately after the film was released they were off to the States via Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. The B-side to the US release, the instrumental "On The Move," was equally thematic.
  • The B-side to the US release was also an instrumental, although it did contain some whistling noises and the words "move on." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
  • The finger snaps and "here we come" line in this song provided inspiration for the "(Theme From) The Monkees," which was written later in 1965 for the show's pilot episode.
  • Nike used this in a UK commercial for their shoes.
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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 18th 1965, the Dave Clark Five movie 'Having A Wild Weekend' had its premiere in the U.S.A
    Four months earlier in April 1965 when it had its world premiere in England it was titled 'Catch Us If You Can'…
    I'm going to be 70 years old in five months on January 15th, 2015; so I hope I can that as an excuse for my mistake in the post below…
    "Catch Us If You Can" entered the Top 100 on August 15th, 1965 not April 15th, 1965!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 24th 1966, the Dave Clark Five performed "Catch Us If You Can" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    Eight months earlier on April 15th, 1965 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #62; and on September 19th it peaked at #4 (for 2 weeks) and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #5 in the United Kingdom...
    Between 1964 and 1968 the quintet had twenty-four Top 100 hits; with eight making the Top 10 and one reaching #1 ("Over and Over" for 1 week in 1965)...
    Sadly, three of the five have passed away; lead singer & keyboard player Mike Smith (1943 - 2008), saxophonist Denis Payton (1943 - 2006), and bassist Rick Huxley (1940 - 2013)...
    May they R.I.P.
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