EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘A World Without Love’ – Peter & Gordon

What was the number one song in the UK on 23rd April 1964?

By Hayley Beasley Dye

British duo, Peter & Gordon were number one for 2 weeks with A World Without Love.

You could be forgiven for thinking that’s Austin Powers in the photo, but no it’s just Peter & Gordon- Peter being the Powers lookalike. A World Without Love was written by Paul McCartney when he moved to London with his girlfriend actor, Jane Asher and he ending up sharing a room with her brother, Peter. Despite the Beatles connection, this song isn’t much to write home about. In fact, even McCartney didn’t think it was good enough for the The Beatles hence his willingness to let Peter & Gordon to have it.

Lyrics

Please lock me away
And don’t allow the day
Here inside where I hide
With my loneliness
I don’t care what they say I won’t stay
In a world without love
Birds sing out of tune
And rain clouds hide the moon
I’m OK, here I’ll stay
With my loneliness
I don’t care what they say I won’t stay
In a world without love
So I wait and in a while
I will see my true love’s smile
She may come, I know not when
When she does I lose
So baby until then
Lock me away
And don’t allow the day
Here inside where I hide
With my loneliness
I don’t care what they say I won’t stay
In a world without love
So I wait and in a while
I will see my true love’s smile
She may come, I know not when
When she does I lose
So baby until then
Lock me away
And don’t allow the day
Here inside where I hide
With my loneliness
I don’t care what they say I won’t stay
In a world without love
I don’t care what they say I won’t stay
In a world without love

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