100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966: Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat’- Herman’s Hermits. Herman’s Hermits first hit in the US was late in the summer of 1964 with #13 ‘I’m Into Something Good.’- that was just a preview for their 1965 when they would have seven Top 10 hits including two #1’s. That year supposedly they outsold The Beatles in the US- and Slim Whitman in Scandinavia. Their first hit of 1965 was ‘Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat” -which peaked at #2- kept out of the #1 spot by The Supremes ‘Stop! In The Name Of Love.’ ‘ Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat’ was a B-side in the UK behind the A-side “Silhouettes.’ ‘Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat’ was a hit in the UK though-by Goldie and The Gingerbreads #25. Marianne Faithfull also covered it on her debut solo album. I recently saw Peter Noone will be playing nearby- as Herman’s Hermit’s Featuring Peter Noone. I won’t be going. I do love one of their tunes- ‘No Milk Today’- which will be featured in British Invasion Part II.
- Single: ‘Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat’- Herman’s Hermits
- Record Company- MGM
- Genre: Pop
- Written by John Carter and Ken Lewis
- Time: 2:15
- B-side: ‘I Know Why’
- Album- Their Second Album
- Grade: B-
- Peaked at #2 in US Billboard Hot 100. Was not released as a single in UK.