Dusty Springfield was one of the most successful British female performers of the 1960s. She had 18 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 from 1964 to 1970.
The song proved so popular in the US that Springfield's 1965 album Ev'rything's Coming Up Dusty was released there with a slightly different track listing, and titled after the hit single.
In 2004, "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" was rankled #491 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Chart position: #4 (US), #1 (UK), #8 (US Adult Contemporary).
This was Dusty's only #1 UK hit.
It was preceded at #1 in the UK by "Somebody Help Me" (the Spencer Davis Group) and succeeded by "Pretty Flamingo" (Manfred Mann).
The Top Ten Songs: July 16, 1966 (US Billboard Hot 100).
- "Hanky Panky" (Tommy James and the Shondells)
- "Wild Thing" (Troggs)
- "Red Rubber Ball" (Cyrkle)
- "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" (Dusty Springfield)
- "Paperback Writer" (Beatles)
- "Strangers In The Night" (Frank Sinatra)
- "Along Comes Mary" (Association)
- "Little Girl" (Syndicate of Sound)
- "Lil' Red Riding Hood" (Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs)
- "Hungry" (Paul Revere and the Raiders)
Written by: Pino Donaggio, Vito Pallavicini, Vicki Wickham and Simon Napier-Bell.
"You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" is an English version of an Italian song called "Io che non vivo (senza te)", or "I, who can't live (without you)"), written by Pino Donaggio and Vito Pallavicini.
Dusty Springfield heard it at the 1965 Sanremo Festival, where it was performed by Donaggio himself and his team partner Jody Miller. Dusty presented it to Vicki Wickham and Simon Napier-Bell, who wrote the English lyrics for the song.
Also by: Elvis Presley, whose version reached #11 (US) and #1 (US Adult Contemporary).
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