Here you will find a collection of video clips featuring songs written or co-written by Ronnie. In the sidebar to the right are a 'music sampler' of tracks available for download (visit our online shop to buy tracks), and also demos currently being worked on in the studio.
Mind The Gap
Published April 2013. Co-written by Freddie Horton and Ronnie Harwood.
Oswald Laurence was the iconic voice of "mind the gap" at London's Embankment tube station. After he died, his widow Margaret visited the station to hear his voice. When London Transport replaced his recording, Margaret wrote asking for it to be reprised and they agreed to bring it back! Performed by Fast Freddie, a copy of the song was sent to Margaret and she loves it.
I got blue skies smiling at me, Blue skies all I need. I'm lying down on the beech, got the sun in my eyes, sand at my feet, happy inside, I got blue skies smiling down on me.
I got blue skies all day long, Blue skies from now on, I got blue skies smiling down on me.
I saved my money for a break in the sun, spent the whole year dreaming the day will come, I got blue skies smiling down on me.
You Drive Me Crazy
This version of Ronnie's iconic 'You Drive Me Crazy' is the one best remembered, made famous and sung by Shakin' Stevens.
Shakin' Stevens' number one hit 'This Ole House' had spent 17 weeks in the UK charts. The follow up, 'You Drive Me Crazy', went straight into the charts, going to number 2 in the UK and becoming Shaky's second Gold single, selling over half a million copies in the UK alone. It spent four weeks at number two in the spring of 1981.
God Bless Rock 'n'Roll
Performed by Bill Haley and His Comets, God Bless Rock 'n' Roll was co-written by Ronnie Harwood and Nigel Jenkins (published by Campbell Connelly & Co. Ltd) and released on Haley's final album "Everyone Can Rock 'n' Roll". This recording is from 1979. The song was released as a single in late 1980 and was to be Haley's last single. He died in 1981.
Lookin' thru' my window, My memory serves me well, I go back to the places, And all those happy faces, Under your spell.
How Could You Be Like That
Shakin' Stevens and his band performing How Could You Be Like That, a song co-written with Ronnie, live on BBC TV Wales in 1999.
Shaky Busking in London with Ronnie (1993)
Shakin' Stevens featured in an unusual way on the TV show Naked City in 1993. Ronnie Harwood is backing him on guitar and vocals. There's even a short snatch of You Drive Me Crazy. The interviewer is of course TV presenter and DJ Johnny Vaughan. The other guitar player is Gordon Campbell, also a songwriter - Gordon wrote Because I Love You, a top ten hit for Shaky.
You Make Me Happy
Sophie Madeleine is a young lady from Brighton on the south coast of England who is making quite a name for herself through her music, even though she relied largely on social media and recording at home. Her distinctive vocal delivery and use of the ukulele provides a sound that will lighten the gloomiest mood. Put that alongside Ronnie's composition here and you have a winning combination. With fans all over the world and a new band, Sophie is going places in more ways than one!
Written by Ronnie, this song is a lovely tribute to a childhood favourite place of his that still is today. As a boy he'd make the roughly 10 mile walk from home to visit London Zoo with his friends. This demo was recorded and engineered by Ed Adamberry at Ed Songs studio in Hendon.
Waltz with the Blues
Co-written by Ronnie and Freddie Horton, with today's dire state of the economy in mind but with an upbeat feel to give us all hope. Lovely use of sax and tuba gives it a distinctive sound and feel. Ronnie is singing the lead. Engineered and mixed by Mark Tucker at his studio in Devon (March 2013).
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