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"Oh Julie" was a number one hit in the UK Singles Chart for one week for Shakin' Stevens in January 1982.[2]

"Oh Julie"
Shakin Stevens Oh Julie single cover.jpg
Single by Shakin' Stevens
from the album Give Me Your Heart Tonight
B-side"I'm Knockin'"
Released27 January 1982
Format7" vinyl
GenreRock and roll[1], rockabilly, country rock, cajun
Songwriter(s)Shakin' Stevens[1]
Producer(s)Stuart Colman[1]
Shakin' Stevens singles chronology
"It's Raining"
"Oh Julie"

It is Stevens' third number-one single and his first as a writer. The B-side, "I'm Knockin'", was also written by Shakin' Stevens and both tracks benefit from arrangements driven by lead guitarist Mickey Gee. "Oh Julie" also has a cajun flavour courtesy of the accordion backing provided by Geraint Watkins.


Cover versionsEdit

Language versions
  • Swedish dance band Lasse Stefanz released a version in Swedish in 1982 that charted on the Sverigetopplistan, the official Swedish Singles Chart reaching number 16.[4]
  • C. Jérôme released a French adaptation in 1982, named "Julie à la folie".[5]
  • Benny released a German adaptation in 1982.[6]

Chart performanceEdit

Shakin' Stevens single
Chart (1981–1983) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[7] 3
Irish Singles Chart 1
Netherlands Dutch Top 40 6
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 5
Swedish Singles Chart[8] 1
UK Singles Chart[2] 1
Lasse Stefanz version
Chart (1982) Peak
Swedish Singles Chart 16

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 221. ISBN 0-85112-250-7.
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 405. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits: Eighth Edition. Record Research. p. 394.
  4. ^ Steffen Hung (20 April 1982). "Lasse Stefanz - Oh Julie". Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  5. ^ Steffen Hung (25 July 2012). "C. Jérôme - Julie à la folie". Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  6. ^ Steffen Hung (15 November 2011). "Benny - Oh Julie". Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). Sydney: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Shakin' Stevens - Oh Julie". Retrieved 29 March 2014.