Paul Young


Paul Young (b. January 17, 1956) is a veteran English singer, songwriter, guitarist, and former teen idol who became famous during the 1980s. He is best known in the U.S. for "Everytime You Go Away" (1985), which topped the charts, as well as his covers of such Motown classics as Marvin Gaye's "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)" (1983) and Jimmy Ruffin's "What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted" (1992).

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Wherever I Lay My Hat (1983)
  • Come Back And Stay (1984)
  • Love Of The Common People (1984)
  • Everything Must Change (1985)
  • Everytime You Go Away (1985)
  • I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down (1985)
  • Some People (1986)
  • Oh Girl (1990)
  • What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted (1992)

Pop charts debut year: 1983

Years active: 1978 - present

Genres: Pop rock, new wave, blue-eyed soul

Labels: Columbia, MCA, Spectra Records



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