1964: You’re My World by Cilla Black

Composed by Umberto Bindi, Gino Paoli, Carl Sigman. First recorded by Italian song-writer and singer Umberto Bindi. The song was originally in Italian and titled Il Mio Mondo, My World. The original recording had little impact, even in Italy. However, it came to the attention of record producer George Martin who commissioned song-writer Carl Sigman to write English Lyrics. It was George Martin’s intention that his protege Cilla Black record the song, which she did. It was included on her first album, The Best of Cilla Black. The singer died in 2015, aged 72. In 2017, a bronze statue of Cilla Black was unveiled on Mathew Street in Liverpool, UK. It was erected outside the entrance of the Cavern Club where Cilla Black began her music career in the 1960’s. She can be seen standing on an over-size depiction of a 45 rpm record of “You’re My World”.

Weekly Chart History (1964)Peak Position
Canada Top 100 Singles Chart12
New Zealand2
United Kingdom1
USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart4
USA Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart26
Weekly Chart History (2015)Peak Position
United Kingdom91