Because 45 by The Dave Clark Five

September 10, 2011

“Because” was originally released as a B side in Britain. Dave Clark was reluctant to issue it as an A side because it was a ballad and their hits had been up-tempo rock ‘n’ roll.

Clark finally gave it and it was issued as a single in the United States during August of 1964. It reached number three on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart and sold a million copies.

It remains one of their memorable hits because it was a ballad and very different from what the DC5 had been releasing at the time.