Cliff Richard liked the song but wanted to change the lyrics to reflect a more religious theme, to which the writers agreed. Cliff's 99th single, it became his 12th UK number one single, spending four weeks at the top in December 1988 - selling 750,000 copies in the process. It was the best-selling single of 1988 in the UK.
It was also used in a British Public Information film about drink driving, with the intention of scaring motorists. In December 2007 the single entered at number 68 on the UK Singles chart by virtue of downloads.
"First Time" by Robin Beck
|UK Number One Single|
(by Cliff Richard)
4 December 1988 - 1 January 1989
"Especially For You" by Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue