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"Silence Is Golden" is a song co-written by Bob Gaudio of the American rock bandThe Four Seasons, with Bob Crewe. It was released as a B-side to thehit song "Rag Doll," in 1964.[2]

It was later covered by the English band The Tremeloes, whose recording was a No. 1 hit in the UK Singles Chart on 18 May 1967,[3] staying at the top for a total of three weeks.[4] Guitarist Rick West sang lead vocal on "Silence Is Golden".

The Tremeloes single hit No. 11 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart[5] on the Epic label and was one of the top 100 songs of 1967. The track sold one million copies globally, earning gold disc status.[6]

The Tremeloes also recorded an Italian version, "E in silenzio".

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