Yesterday Man

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"Yesterday Man"
Yesterday Man - Chris Andrews.jpg
Single by Chris Andrews
B-side"Too Bad You Don't Want Me"
ReleasedSeptember 1965
Format7", 45rpm
GenrePop
Length2'20"
LabelDecca F11536
Songwriter(s)Chris Andrews
Producer(s)Ken Woodman
Chris Andrews singles chronology
"Yesterday Man"
(1965)
"To Whom It Concerns"
(1965)

"Yesterday Man" is a song written by Chris Andrews and was his first single as a solo singer, released in September 1965. It climbed to No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart,[1] and No. 1 in Ireland, New Zealand, Germany and Austria.[2] In the U.S., it reached #94 in 1966. The Cash Box trade paper reported in its 5 February 1966 issue that it had passed 300,000 sales in Germany alone, and later over 800,000 as a final tally in that country (28 May 1966).

In 1974, it was covered by Robert Wyatt (produced by Nick Mason) as the follow-up to his hit with Neil Diamond's "I'm a Believer" (Virgin Records).[3] The song was also re-worked and released as "True Leicester Fan" by City People.[citation needed]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1965–66) Peak
position
Australia 12
Austria 1
Canada RPM Top Singles[4] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 1
Germany 1
New Zealand 1
South Africa (Springbok)[6] 1
UK (OCC)[1] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 94
US Cash Box Top 100[8] 85

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 24. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "Chris Andrews - Yesterday Man". Austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  3. ^ "Robert Wyatt - Solo". Disco-robertwyatt.com. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1966-01-31. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Yesterday Man". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  7. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  8. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, January 22, 1966