Call Me (Petula Clark song)

"Call Me" is a song composed by Tony Hatch for Petula Clark which became an easy listening standard via a hit version by Chris Montez.

Call Me
EP by
ReleasedNovember 1965
Recorded1965, London, UK
LabelPye Records NEP 24237 (UK)
Vogue CPV 8343 (France)
ProducerTony Hatch
Side One:
"Call Me" (Tony Hatch) - 2:43
(Tony Hatch-Petula Clark-George Aber) - 2:37
Side Two:
"Everything in the Garden"
(Roger Greenaway) - 2:55
"Strangers and Lovers (Tony Hatch) - 2:51
"Call Me"
Single by Chris Montez
from the album The More I See You/Call Me
B-side"Go Head On"
Format7" single
GenreEasy listening
Songwriter(s)Tony Hatch
Producer(s)Herb Alpert
Chris Montez singles chronology
"All You Had to Do is Tell Me"
"Call Me"
"The More I See You"

"Call Me" first appeared as the title cut on a Petula Clark EP released in 1965 by Pye in the UK. "Call Me" and the three other tracks on the EP: "Heart", "Everything in the Garden" and "Strangers and Lovers" were also released on Clark's album I Know a Place (a.k.a. The New Petula Clark Album).[1]

Also in 1965 Chris Montez, who had scored the hit "Let's Dance" in 1962 and subsequently dropped out of the music business, was invited to resume recording by A&M Records' founder Herb Alpert. Alpert was unhappy when Montez began recording for A&M in his previous Chicano rock style and personally suggested Montez shift to easy listening choosing "Call Me" as the song to be Montez's debut single on A&M.[2] Released in November 1965, "Call Me" entered the Easy Listening Top 40 in Billboard that December entering the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1966; that March "Call Me" peaked on the Easy Listening chart at #2 and on the Hot 100 at #22.[3]

Montez's version of "Call Me" was released as a single in the UK on the Pye label in January 1966 but failed to chart. "Call Me" was also a non-charting UK single release in 1966 for Lulu, as well as being recorded by Frank Sinatra on his 1966 Strangers in the Night album, and Nancy Sinatra for her album How Does That Grab You? (1966).

Cover versions


  1. "Petula Clark On Vinyl - Pye/Vogue/Warner Bros. Years 1965-1966". Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  2. "The Chris Montez Interview". Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  3. "Classic AOTW - Chris Montez THE MORE I SEE YOU SP-4115 | A&M Corner Forums". Retrieved 2016-09-28.
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