Billboard #1 Hits: #216: ” Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet”- Henry Mancini. June 28, 1969. #1 for 2 weeks.
- Single: “Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet”- Henry Mancini
- Record Company- RCA Victor
- Genre: Pop Instrumental
- Written by Nino Rota
- Time: 2:29
- B-side: “The Windmills Of Your Mind”
- Album-A Warm Shade Of Ivory
- Grade: C+
- Peaked at #1 2 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.
Henry Mancini’s only Top 10 hit- this instrumental was arranged by Henry Mancini for the movie Romeo And Juliet and ended up being the top Billboard hit for 1969. As far as the movie goes- they tried to get Paul McCartney to play Romeo but he turned it down. The movie was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture.