Billboard #1 Hits: #192: “To Sir With Love”- Lulu. October 21, 1967. #1 for 5 weeks.
- Single: “To Sir With Love”- Lulu
- Record Company- Epic
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Don Black, Mark London, Mike Leander.
- Time: 2;47
- B-side: “The Boat That I Row
- Album- Love Loves To Love Lulu
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #1 5 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100. #11 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Canada.
At the end of 1967 when Billboard did their year end review of the charts “To Sir With Love” came out as the #1 chart single in the U.S. in the year. Odd in a year that youth around the world were questioning authority that the most popular song was about a song about love for an authority figure. It was from the British movie To Sir, With Love-starring Sidney Poitier and in her film debut the lovely Lulu. The song was produced by the legendary British producer Markie Most -The Animals, Herman’s Hermits, Donovan etc..