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Shakin’ Stevens has returned to the Official UK Album Chart Top 10 with the BMG released ‘Singled Out’, his first Top 10 entry since 2005’s ‘The Collection’. A new entry at number 10, the 54 track, 3CD/ 2LP collection is the first ever to include all of Shaky’s solo singles.


Over the moon on hearing the news, Shaky said ‘In at number 10! We couldn’t be happier! A big thanks to all the team, who have worked so hard on the project, and to everyone who has supported me - it really means a lot to me.”


Spanning from 1977’s ‘Never’ to ‘Down In The Hole’ (from the 2016 album ‘Echoes Of Our Times’), and the previously unreleased ‘Wild At Heart’, ‘Singled Out’ also includes Shaky’s four UK No.1 singles ‘This Ole House’, ‘Green Door’, ‘Oh Julie’ and of course his Christmas classic, the perennial ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ – the video for which was recently re-released in 4K.


The UK’s bestselling singles artist of the 1980s, Shaky is one of our most enduring and beloved music heroes with 4 UK No. 1 singles, 15 top 10s and 33 top 40s, an aggregate year-plus in the top ten, more than four years in the top 40 and an almost endless run of gold, platinum and double platinum albums at home and throughout Europe and beyond.‘Singled Out’ is available HERE



‘Singled Out’ also stands as a superb companion piece for the impressive Fire In The Blood bookpack, also out now, which Shaky describes as “the biggest project of my career.” Fire In The Blood is the biggest and most complete collection of Shaky’s recordings ever undertaken - a celebration of the achievements of an enduring artist whose chart statistics, however phenomenal, tell only part of his story. He says proudly: “Working on the compilation of the tracks, with the varied styles of my music, collating the images, and other aspects of the release, has brought back many precious memories: hard times, good times, and everything in between.”

Singled Out Tracklisting:





CD 1       

1   Never

2   Somebody Touched Me

3   Justine

4   Treat Her Right

5   Endless Sleep

6   Spooky

7   Hot Dog

8   Hey Mae

9   Marie Marie

10  Shooting Gallery

13  This Ole House

12  You Drive Me Crazy

11  Green Door

14  It’s Raining

15  Oh Julie

16  Shirley

17  Give Me Your Heart Tonight

18 I’ll Be Satisfied


CD 2       

1   It’s Late

2   Cry Just A Little Bit

3   Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night

4   A Rockin’ Good Way (with Bonnie Tyler)

5   A Love Worth Waiting For

6   A Letter To You

7   Teardrops

8   Breakin’ Up My Heart

9   Lipstick Powder & Paint

10 Turning Away

11 Because I Love You

12 A Little Boogie Woogie (In The Back Of My  Mind)

13 Come See About Me

14 What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For

15 Feel The Need In Me

16 How Many Tears Can You Hide

17 True Love





CD 3       

1    Jezebel (Re-mix)

2    Love Attack

3    I Might

4    Yes I Do

5    Pink Champagne

6    My Cutie Cutie

7    Radio

8    I Can Help

9    Trouble

10  Now Listen

11  Last Man Alive

12  Down Into Muddy Water

13  Down In The Hole

14  Wild At Heart (Neros Single Version)

15  Blue Christmas

16  Merry Christmas Everyone

17  The Best Christmas Of Them All

18  I’ll Be Home This Christmas

19  Echoes Of Merry Christmas Everyone




(Includes Download card)


LP1 – A Side

1  Never

2  Somebody Touched Me

3  Treat Her Right

4  Hot Dog

5  Marie Marie

6  This Ole House

7  You Drive Me Crazy


LP1 – B Side

1  Green Door

2  It’s Raining

3  Oh Julie

4  Give Me Your Heart Tonight

5  It’s Late

6  Cry Just A Little Bit

7  A Love Worth Waiting For


LP2 – A Side

1  A Letter To You

2  Teardrops

3  Turning Away

4  Come See About Me

5  Feel The Need In Me

6  Love Attack


LP2 – A Side

1  Radio

2  Trouble

3  Now Listen

4  Last Man Alive

5  Down In The Hole

6  Merry Christmas Everyone