Billboard #1 Hits: #153: “My Love”- Petula Clark. February 5, 1966. #1 for 2 weeks.

  • Single: “My Love”- Petula Clark
  • Record Company- Warner Bros
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Tony Hatch
  • Time: 2:43
  • B-side: “Where Am I Going”
  • Album- Downtown
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #1 2 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100. #4 on the UK Singles Chart.

When Petula Clark went into the studio to record a few songs at Western Studios in Hollywood- the one song she really didn’t care for was “My Love.” She tried to convince Warner Bros A&R man Joe Smith not to release it as a single. : “He’s a very small man physically…about the right height for me. I was able to get hold of his lapels, and I said to him, ‘Joe, I don’t care which [of the three songs] you put out, but just don’t put out “My Love”. And he said: ‘Trust me, baby.’ Of course it was released and became her 2nd #1 following 1965’s “Downtown.” Backing Petula on “My Love”- The Wrecking Crew.

One response to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #153: “MY LOVE”- PETULA CLARK- FEBRUARY 5, 1966

  1. Didn’t recognize it by the title but as soon as it started. I can see where having to sing a hit song you don’t like over and over could get real old real fast.

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