Carrie (Cliff Richard Song)
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Carrie Cliff Richard Song
In a dark blue background with a little white light spotlight on him, Richard is standing at the microphone in an understated way that suits the poignant mood of the song.
Cover sleeve of the UK release
Single by Cliff Richard
from the album Rock 'n' Roll Juvenile
  • "Moving In"
  • "Language of Love" (US release)
ReleasedFebruary 1980[1]
Format7" single
Recorded7-21 January 1979
StudioPathé-Marconi, Paris
GenreSynthpop, pop rock
LabelEMI Records
Terry Britten, B. A. Robertson
Terry Britten, Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard singles chronology
"Hot Shot"
Music video
"Carrie" on YouTube
Alternative cover
Cover sleeve of the German release
Cover sleeve of the German release

"Carrie" is a song performed by Cliff Richard and released as a single in 1980. Written by Terry Britten and B. A. Robertson, it was the third single lifted from Richard's 1979 album Rock 'n' Roll Juvenile. It reached no. 4 in the UK Singles Chart[2] and became an international hit.


Charts and certifications

Weekly charts

Charts (1980) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 4
Australia (Kent Music Report)[3] 18
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 26
Canada (RPM 100 Singles)[5] 78
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 26
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 29
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 8
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[10] 5
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 34

Year-end charts

Chart (1980) Rank
United Kingdom[12] 65


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Silver 250,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Lewry, Peter; Goodall, Nigel (1991). Cliff Richard The Complete Recording Sessions 1958-1990. London: Blandford. p. 156. ISBN 0-7137-2242-8.
  2. ^ a b "Cliff Richard: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992type=doc. Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  4. ^ " - Cliff Richard - Carrie" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "RPM Top Singles - Volume 33, No. 6, May 3, 1980" (PDF). Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ " - Cliff Richard - Carrie". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts - Search Results - Carrie". Irish Singles Chart.
  8. ^ " - Cliff Richard - Carrie" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  9. ^ " - Cliff Richard - Carrie". Top 40 Singles.
  10. ^ "South Africa Charts 1965-1989 - Springbok Radio / Radio Orion". Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ "Cliff Richard Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "UK Singles of the Year" (PDF). Record Mirror. London: Spotlight Publications. December 27, 1980. p. 30. Retrieved 2016.
  13. ^ "British single certifications - Cliff Richard - Carrie". British Phonographic Industry.Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Carrie in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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