THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
171-Dusty Springfield-You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me.
1966-Number 1 single.
Best Bit-At 1.08.It was at the 1965 Sanremo Festival that Dusty Springfield first heard this song,she must have thought to herself,’Mamma Mia’ what a fantastic canzone.
The song was co-written by Pino Donaggio and Vito Pallavicini who took their original version with Italian lyrics to Number 1 in Italy in 1965.
Springfield(see also best songs 882) was appearing at the annual Sanremo Festival in Italy when she first heard this song being performed,she instantly new she wanted to record it but would need translated lyrics.She approached her friend Vicki Wickham the producer of the Pop music show ‘Ready Steady Go’ who in turn got in touch with Simon Napier-Bell who at the time was the manager of The Yardbirds and the two of them wrote the English lyrics.
In 1971 Elvis Presley took his version to Number 9,Guys ‘N’ Dolls reached Number 6 with the song in 1976 and in 1995 Denise Welch made Number 23.
‘When I said I needed you,you said you would always stay.’
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