EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #346: ” QUE SERA SERA [WHATEVER WILL BE WILL BE}- MARY HOPKIN

Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) (song) - The Paul ...

Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: “Que Sera Sera [Whatever Will Be Will Be}- Mary Hopkin. July 11, 1970.

  • Single: “Que Sera Sera {Whatever Will Be Will Be}- Mary Hopkin
  • Record Company- Apple
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
  • Time: 3:04
  • B-side:” Fields Of St. Etienne”
  • Album-Those Were The Days
  • Grade- B
  • Peaked at #77 5 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

Mary Hopkins- most famous for “Those Were The Days” a #1 hit in the UK #2 in the US- was born in Wales in 1950. She was discovered by Twiggy. Paul McCartney signed her to Apple and produced “Those Were The Days.” She was also married to David Bowie producer Tony Visconti from 1971-81. She had 6 Hot 100 hit singles and 3 Top 40 hits from 1968-72. Paul McCartney insisted in 1969 that she record “Que Sera Sera” and produced it. The song is associated with Doris Day- she introduced it in the movie “The Man Who Knew Too Much” and later from 1968-73 it was her theme to her television show The Doris Day Show. I remember watching that show as a youngster- the only thing I can remember about the show -is this song.

One response to “EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #346: ” QUE SERA SERA [WHATEVER WILL BE WILL BE}- MARY HOPKIN

  1. Wow, I think it’s bizarre that Paul McCartney would want Hopkin to sing this particular song, as I don’t think it’s well-suited to her voice at all. I like Doris Day’s iconic version, which is of it’s time, but Hopkin’s insipid version sounds like – in the immortal words of Simon Cowell – bad karaoke.

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