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PUPPET ON A STRING

 
SONG & HIT DETAILS
 
Artist Name: SANDY SHAW
 
Top Position (Australia): 39
 
Song Author: Bill Martin, Phil Coulter
 
 
Record Label: RCA
Label Number: 102611
 
SONG PROFILE
 
Puppet on a String

"Puppet on a String" is the name of the Eurovision Song Contest-winning song in 1967 by British singer Sandie Shaw.

It was her thirteenth UK single release.

The song was a UK Singles Chart number one hit on 27 April 1967, staying at the top for a total of three weeks.

Shaw had originally performed the song as one of five prospective numbers to represent the United Kingdom in the 1967 Eurovision Song Contest on The Rolf Harris Show.

She had never been taken with the idea of taking part in the contest but her discoverer, Adam Faith, had talked her into it, saying it would keep her manager Eve Taylor happy.

Taylor wanted to give Shaw a more cabaret appeal and felt that this was the right move - and also felt that it would get Shaw back in the public's good books as she had recently been involved in a divorce scandal.

Of the five songs performed, "Puppet on a String" was Shaw's least favourite.

Shaw re-recorded "Puppet on a String" in early 2007 in honour of her 60th birthday.

The song is not to be confused with the Bennett-Tepper song of the same name that was performed by Elvis Presley.