Wight Is Wight

"Wight Is Wight" is a French song by Michel Delpech. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[1] Released in 1969 it became a big hit in France and internationally. The hippy-influenced song mentions Bob Dylan and Donovan as tribute.

"Wight Is Wight"
Wight Is Wight
Single by Sandie Shaw
B-side"That's The Way He's Made"
Songwriter(s)Michel Delpech, Roland Vincent, Sandie Shaw
Sandie Shaw singles chronology
"By Tomorrow"
"Wight Is Wight"
"Rose Garden"

Other versions

It was recorded the following year with lyrics in English by the British singer Sandie Shaw. Shaw's version was her second single of the 1970s but did not meet with commercial success.

The same year, the italian group Dik Dik had made a version in Italian language, with the lyrics of Claudio Daiano and Alberto Salerno, which was released as the single, "L'isola di Wight/Innamorato".[2]

It was also recorded in 1970 by the Belgian (Flanders) singer John Terra in Flemish.


  • Michel Delpech: "Wight is Wight" / "Wight is Wight" (Instrumental) - Barclay 61 150
  • Sandie Shaw: "Wight is Wight" / "That's The Way He's Made" - Pye
  • John Terra: "Wight Is Wight" (1970)


  1. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 278. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.
  2. ^ "Discografia Nazionale della canzone italiana". Discografia.dds.it. Retrieved 9 November 2018.

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By Tomorrow

"By Tomorrow" is a single by British singer Sandie Shaw. This was her first single of the 1970s after a highly successful string of singles the previous decade. Although it is a favourite amongst fans, it was not a commercial success.

Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight (; also referred to informally as The Island or abbreviated to IoW) is a county and the largest and second-most populous island in England. It is in the English Channel, between 2 and 5 miles off the coast of Hampshire, separated by the Solent. The island has resorts that have been holiday destinations since Victorian times, and is known for its mild climate, coastal scenery, and verdant landscape of fields, downland and chines. The island is designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

The island has been home to the poets Swinburne and Tennyson and to Queen Victoria, who built her much-loved summer residence and final home Osborne House at East Cowes. It has a maritime and industrial tradition including boat-building, sail-making, the manufacture of flying boats, the hovercraft, and Britain's space rockets. The island hosts annual music festivals including the Isle of Wight Festival, which in 1970 was the largest rock music event ever held. It has well-conserved wildlife and some of the richest cliffs and quarries for dinosaur fossils in Europe.

The isle was owned by a Norman family until 1293 and was earlier a kingdom in its own right. In common with the Crown dependencies, the British Crown was then represented on the island by the Governor of the Isle of Wight until 1995. The island has played an important part in the defence of the ports of Southampton and Portsmouth, and been near the front-line of conflicts through the ages, including the Spanish Armada and the Battle of Britain. Rural for most of its history, its Victorian fashionability and the growing affordability of holidays led to significant urban development during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Historically part of Hampshire, the island became a separate administrative county in 1890. It continued to share the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire until 1974, when it was made its own ceremonial county. Apart from a shared police force, there is now no administrative link with Hampshire, although a combined local authority with Portsmouth and Southampton was considered, this is now unlikely to proceed.The quickest public transport link to the mainland is the hovercraft from Ryde to Southsea; three vehicle ferry and two catamaran services cross the Solent to Southampton, Lymington and Portsmouth.

List of number-one singles of 1969 (France)

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List of number-one singles of 1970 (France)

This is a list of the French Singles & Airplay Chart Reviews number-ones of 1970.

Michel Delpech

Jean-Michel Delpech (26 January 1946 – 2 January 2016), known as Michel Delpech, was a French singer-songwriter and actor.

Nothing Comes Easy

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Salut les copains (album series)

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