Songs on “The Dave Clark Five’s Greatest Hits” album include “Glad All Over,” “Over and Over,” “Bits and Pieces” and “Catch Us If You Can.” The British pop rock quintet released the album in 1966 as a compilation of previously released singles.
In January 1964, the single “Glad All Over” replaced the Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” on the top of the British charts. The song also made the top 10 in the United States.
The song “Over and Over” topped the Billboard charts when The Dave Clark Five released it as a single in 1965. The song was originally written by Robert James Byrd, who recorded and released it in 1958 using the stage name Bobby Day. The Dave Clark Five also released the song “Bits and Pieces” as a single in 1965, and it reached the top 5 on the charts in the United Kingdom and Britain.
The song “Catch Us If You Can” inspired a 1965 movie, directed by John Boorman, featuring the music of The Dave Clark Five. The film was called “Catch Us If You Can” in the United Kingdom and “Having a Wild Weekend” in the United States.
The Dave Clark Five was the second British Invasion band, following the Beatles, to appear on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” As of 2015, The Dave Clark Five, which disbanded in 1970, has sold more than 50 million records.