Sir Cliff Richard has failed to top the UK Top 40 single charts with Thank You For a Lifetime, which debuted at number three instead.
Had it reached the top spot, it would have given the 67-year-old a number one single across six consecutive decades.
The real hoot is that the rather prim Sir Cliff was pipped to the post by a tracks called Sex On Fire (by The Kings of Leon—great band) and I Kissed a Girl by a young lady who is presumably on the bus to Hebden Bridge.
If Sir Cliff really is that desperate for a Twenty-First Century number one, he could do far worse that re-release his all-time classic, Devil Woman:
See also: The Devil Woman Game