Australian singles charts:
Congratulations entered the Kent charts on 6 April 1968 and peaked at #5. The song was #56 on the Top 100 of 1968.
John Paul Jones, later of Led Zeppelin, played bass guitar on this.
As well as the English version, Cliff recorded it in French, German and Spanish.
Congratulations came in #2 in the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest, losing out by just one vote to Massiel representing Spain with La La La.
This was written by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter, who the previous year penned Sandie Shaw’s Eurovision-winning song Puppet On A String.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/cliff-richard/congratulations
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