BILLBOARD TOP 40 SINGLES 1971: #21: “[WHERE DO I BEGIN] LOVE STORY”- ANDY WILLIAMS

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Billboard Top 40 Singles 1971: #21: “{Where Do I Begin} My Love”- Andy Williams. February 6, 1971.

  • Single:”{Where Do I Begin} Love Story- Andy Williams
  • Record Company Columbia
  • Genre: Easy Listening
  • Written by- Francis Lai and Carl Sigman
  • Time: 3:10
  • B-side:”Something”
  • Album-Love Story
  • Grade: C
  • Peaked at #9 13 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

Yet another Top 40 hit associated with the sappy movie Love Story which was everywhere you turned in early 1971. This song was first an instrumental – lyrics were added but at first the films distributor rejected them -then more lyrics were written and Andy Williams recorded the song. It peaked at #9 in the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 in the Easy Listening Singles Chart. It went to #4 in the UK Singles Chart.

Andy Williams was born in 1927 in Wall Lake, Iowa. He died of cancer at the age of 84 in 2012. He had from 1956-76- 45 Hot 100 singles and 28 Top 40 hits. His biggest hit was in 1957 a #1 “Butterfly.” His most famous song “Moon River” never charted as a single. One of the most popular easy listening singers of his era- he had a variety television series from 1962-67.

2 responses to “BILLBOARD TOP 40 SINGLES 1971: #21: “[WHERE DO I BEGIN] LOVE STORY”- ANDY WILLIAMS

    • I think by the time we came along that is what he was- more of a celebrity- and now remembered more for his crazy wife and her activities than his own. I think today you hear Andy Williams and people think Moon River and Spider Savage.

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