” I Should Have Known Better ” is by Jim Diamond, who was a Scottish singer-songwriter.
James Aaron Diamond was born on the 28th of September 1951 in the East End of Glasgow, Scotland. His big break came when Jim Diamond, along with Tony Hymas and Simon Phillips, formed Ph.D.
The group are best known for their ballad ” I Won’t Let You Down ” which reached number three on the UK Singles Chart and number five in Australia in 1982.
In 1984, he made the decision to go solo, signing a contract with A&M Records. Although best known for ” I Should Have Known Better “, Jim Diamond also co-wrote, along with Chris Parren, ” Hi Ho Silver “, the theme to the popular UK TV series Boon.
The series, which starred Michael Elphick, David Daker and later Neil Morrissey, ran for ninety-three episodes beginning in 1986.
The theme tune, released as a single in 1986 peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart. After a successful career that saw the singer release eight solo albums and seventeen singles, the singer died in his sleep on 8th of October 2015.
” I Should Have Known Better ” was released on the 26th of October 1984 under the record label A&M.
The song was written by Jim Diamond and Graham Lyle, the Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer.
It was co-produced by Jim Diamond and Pip Williams, the English record producer, arranger and guitarist. Best known for his work with Status Quo and The Moody Blues, he has also produced for a variety of recording artists including Shirley Bassey, Dr. Feelgood, Barclay James Harvest and Bucks Fizz.
The song was taken from Jim Diamond’s debut 1985 solo album, Double Crossed, which failed to chart. He later re-recorded the single for inclusion in his album titled Jim Diamond.
The album, released in May 1993, was his first solo album in five years. It entered the UK Albums Chart on the 22nd of May 1993 and reached number sixteen. It spent two weeks in the Top Twenty and five weeks in the Top 100.
” I Should Have Known Better ” became a commercial success for Jim diamond. In the United Kingdom, it entered at the top of the UK Singles Chart on the 27th of October 1984, a position it held for one week. The single spent five weeks in the Top Ten and fourteen weeks in the Top 100.
After one week at the top, it was toppled by ” The Power of Love ” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, which also only spent one week at the top of the UK Singles Chart.
Jim Diamond also found success in Australia where it peaked at Number One on the Kent Music Report Chart.
The single reached the Top Five in Holland, Norway and Switzerland. In Germany, it made number fifteen with a peak of forty-eight in New Zealand.
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