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String of Hits

String of Hits
Studio album by The Shadows
Released 1 August 1979 (1979-08-01)
Recorded October 1978 and March/June/July 1979
Genre Rock
Length 45:21
Label EMI
Producer The Shadows
The Shadows chronology
String of Hits
Change of Address
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

String of Hits is the twelfth rock album by British instrumental (and sometimes vocal) group The Shadows, released in 1979 through EMI. The album was certified Platinum on 25 January 1980.[2]

Track listing

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Riders in the Sky"   Stan Jones 03:58
2. "Parisienne Walkways"   Phil Lynott, Gary Moore 03:34
3. "Classical Gas"   Mason Williams 03:08
4. "Theme From The Deer Hunter"   Stanley Myers 03:28
5. "Bridge Over Troubled Water"   Paul Simon 04:42
6. "You're the One That I Want"   John Farrar 03:05
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Heart of Glass"   Debbie Harry, Chris Stein 03:39
2. "Don't Cry for Me Argentina"   Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice 03:33
3. "Song For Duke"   Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Brian Bennett 04:02
4. "Bright Eyes"   Mike Batt 03:47
5. "Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto De Aranjuez" (Theme from the 2nd movement) Joaquín Rodrigo 03:30
6. "Baker Street"   Gerry Rafferty 04:55



  • Lead Guitar - Hank Marvin
  • Rhythm Guitar - Bruce Welch
  • Drums & Percussion - Brian Bennett
  • Bass Guitar - Alan Jones
  • Piano - Alan Hawkshaw
  • Synthesizers - Dave Lawson
  • Engineer - Peter Vince
  • Assistant Engineer - Stefan Heller
  • Artwork and Design – Cream
  • Strings arranged by – Steve Gray



Chart (1979) Peak
UK Albums Chart 1[4]
Dutch Album Chart 7[5]


Region Certification Sales/shipments
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[6] gold 39,251[6]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ a b c Thompson, Dave. String of Hits at AllMusic. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Switch "Search By" to title, enter "String of hits" in the search field and hit go".  
  3. ^ a b "Shadows, The - String Of Hits at Discogs". Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Shadows - String Of Hits". Chart Stats. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "The Shadows - String Of Hits". Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  6. ^ a b The first web page presents the sales figures, the second presents the certification limits:
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