100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966: I’m Alive- The Hollies. Written by American songwriter Clint Ballard Jr [who also wrote ‘You’re No Good’ and ‘Game Of Love’]- Ballard first offered it to Gene Pitney- who rejected it and then to Wayne Fontana- who also had no interest- it went across the pond to a group called the Toggery Five- The Hollies heard the song though and jumped on it- and it became their first #1 hit in the UK. It failed to make the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.
- Single: ‘I’m Alive’- The Hollies
- Record Company- Imperial
- Genre: Pop Rock
- Written by Clint Ballard Jr.
- Time: 2:21
- B-side: ‘You Know He Did’
- Album- Hear! Here!
- Grade: A-
- Peaked at #1 in UK Singles Chart. Did not chart in Billboard Hot 100 in U.S.
Clear as a bell vocals, yet I can’t envision it being a Pitney song somehow- in his range but not his histrionic style.
i agree he was probably wise to pass on it..