Any Way That You Want Me (The Liverpool Five)

9 OCTOBER 1966


The Liverpool Five’s ‘Any Way That You Want Me’ peaked at #98 in the UK charts during this month, a low placing for a decent version of a fine song that would be taken into the Top Ten by The Troggs later in the year. 

None of the band (formed in 1963) was actually from Liverpool. Four of them were from London and one from Cumbria. No doubt the band name helped them take advantage of Beatlemania overseas, and they had success in Japan (where they performed at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics) before settling in the US, where they found a lot of work touring, albeit without much chart success. The Liverpool Five disbanded in 1968.

My own favourite version of this song was released by Evie Sands in 1969, although Spiritualised also did a fine version in 1990. 

Any Way That You Want Me (The Liverpool Five)