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"Move It" is a song written by Ian Samwell and recorded by Cliff Richard and the Drifters (the UK band that would later become "The Shadows"). Originally intended as the B-side to "Schoolboy Crush", it was released as Richard's debut single on 29 August 1958 and became his first hit record, reaching number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. It is credited with being one of the first authentic rock and roll songs produced outside the United States."Schoolboy Crush", written by Aaron Schroeder and Sharon Gilbert, had already been recorded in the US by Bobby Helms. Cliff Richard and the Drifters recorded their own version, which was intended to be the A-side of their debut single. However, when producer Jack Good heard "Move It", he insisted that Richard would have to sing that if he was to appear on Good's TV show Oh Boy! On the planned single, "Move It" was flipped to be the A-side and it went to number 2 in the charts, starting Cliff Richard on a career which included British hits through six decades. Described by Allmusic as "Presley-esque" and by Richard himself as "my one outstanding rock 'n' roll classic", "Move It" was written on the top deck of a Green Line bus by the Drifters guitarist Ian "Sammy" Samwell while making the trip to Cliff's house for a band rehearsal. Samwell did not complete the second verse, so on the record Cliff sang the first verse twice. Samwell finally finished the second verse in 1995 and sent it to Hank Marvin who included "Move It" on his album Hank plays Cliff, with Cliff Richard having recorded a new vocal track which included the new verse. The new version was debuted live at a Royal Variety Performance in front of Queen Elizabeth II that year. Since then, Richard has continued to perform the song with the additional verse. 


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C'mon pretty baby let's a move it and a-groove it
Well shake oh baby, shake oh honey, please don't lose it
The rhythm that gets into your heart and soul
Well, let me tell you baby, it's called rock 'n' roll

They say it's gonna die but please let's face it
Well, they just don't know what's a goin' to replace it
Yeah, ballads and calypsos they got nothin' on
Real country music that just drives along

Well, move it

C'mon pretty baby let's a-move it and a-groove it
Well shake-a baby, shake-a baby, please don't lose it
The rhythm that gets into your heart and soul
Well, let me tell you baby, it's called rock 'n' roll

They say it's gonna die but please let's face it
They just don't know what's a-goin' to replace it
Ballads and calypsos have nothin' on
Real country music that just drives along

Oh honey, move it
Hey move it
A-ha move it
A-ha move it

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Cliff Richard

Sir Cliff Richard, OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb, 14 October 1940, Lucknow, India) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor, and philanthropist. He is the third biggest selling singles artist of all time in the United Kingdom, with total sales of over 21 million in the UK and has reportedly sold an estimated 250 million records worldwide. more »

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