100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966: ‘Because’- Dave Clark Five. The Dave Clark Five wanted the ballad ‘Because’ released as their 5th single in the United States- but their record company- Epic was reluctant to release it as the A-side because being a ballad- it was different from the Dave Clark Five’s earlier formula of hits. Dave Clark insisted it be the #1 and Epic finally agreed. Dave Clark turned out to have been right- the single went to #3 in the Billboard Hot 100. ‘Because’ didn’t chart in the UK- where it was the b-side – to ‘Can’t You See That She’s Mine.’ In 1985 Julian Lennon’s version of ‘Because’ was a Top 40 hit in the U.K.
Single: ‘Because’- Dave Clark Five/ Written by Dave Clark and Mike Smith/ Record Company- Epic/ Time: 2:23/ Produced by Adrian Clark/ Recorded in 1964- Released August 1964/ Peaked at #3 in US Billboard Hot 100.