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.