Chart Position: 1

  • From the film To Sir With Love, which co-stars Lulu
  • #1 bestseller for 1967
  • Billboard’s #1 song of 1967
  • Written by Don Black and Mark London
  • Produced by Mickie Most
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • Lulu’s real name is Marie McDonald McLaughlin; her manager wisely suggested the stage name
  • Although Lulu is from the U.K., this song was not a hit there
  • In the U.K. this song was the ‘b’ side of ‘The Boat That I Row’ (1967)
  • This is Lulu’s only #1 U.S. single
  • Lulu was once married to the late Maurice Gibb, a member of The Bee Gees
  • Later recorded by King Curtis & Kingpins (1967), Jerome Richardson (1967), Madeline Bell (1968), Ventures (1968), Barbara Acklin (1968), Martha Reeves & Vandellas (1968),  Al Green (1978), Eugene Chadbourne (1985), Susanna Hoffs (1996), White Hassle (1997), Vonda Shepard w/Al Green (1999), Tina Arena (2007)  and Chaka Khan (2004)

 

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