Below are six Hermans Hermits songs you can learn on the acoustic guitar. Download the free pdf chord sheets and if you need the full acoustic lesson, there are links below for a few bucks each or less if you purchase in bulk.
Sometimes called Baby Baby Can't You Hear My Heartbeat was recorded by Hermans Hermits in 1965 and was a #2 hit for them on the Hot Billboard 100 charts. In the UK, Silhouettes was the A-side and this song was the B-side.
This song was co-written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and was released in 1964. The song reached #1 in the UK for Hermans Hermits and it was their debut single. A great way to break into the music business.
This song was a popular novelty song in the UK at parties and the like and was recorded by actor Tom Courtenay for a play called The Lads first in 1963. The Hermits recorded their version in 1965 but the song was never released in the UK as a single as the group thought it was not a song to be taken seriously. Like another song they never released in the UK called I'm Henry VIII I Am. But surprisingly the song was #1 in both Canada and the US.
This song was not released as a single in the US but was a #7 hit in the UK back in 1966. The band 10cc's member Graham Gouldman wrote this song for Hermans Hermits, which was his second behind a #3 hit called Listen People. Over the years the song has been used in several milk commercials and in the Sons Of Anarchy soundtrack. The song was a #1 in Norway and Australia.
Released in 1965, Silhouettes was a #5 hit in the US and a #3 in the UK. The song was a #1 in Canada. The Rays first recorded the song in 1957 and Cliff Richard did a version in 1990.
This song was released in 1967 and reached #4 in the US, #7 in the UK and $2 in Canada. Hermans Hermits and The New Vaudville Band both released this song around the same time, but the Hermits version was more successful. The Carpenters also covered the song in 1976. This is still one of the most popular Hermans Hermits songs on the radio.
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