EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘This is My Song’ – Petula Song

What was the number one song in the UK on 16th February 1967?

British singer, Petula Clark hit the stop spot for 2 weeks with This is My Song.

Oh hello, I think this might be the first song I’ve reviewed written by Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin originally wrote This is My Song for the film A Countess From Hong Kong, but it ended up only featuring as an instrumental. Chaplin then considered Clark for the song as she lived near him in Switzerland. Petula does a good version of this song, swinging vocals aimlessly from line to line. She had assumed the song would only do well in France (it does indeed somehow have a French feel to it), and often performs the song in French (C’est Ma Chanson). It’s nice enough, but not one I’d listen to often.

Lyrics

Why is my heart so light?
Why are the stars so bright?
Why is the sky so blue
Since the hour I met you?
Flowers are smiling bright
Smiling for our delight
Smiling so tenderly
For all the world, you and me
I know why the world is smiling
Smiling so tenderly
It hears the same old story
Through all eternity
Love, this is my song
Here is a song, a serenade to you
The world cannot be wrong
If in this world there is you
I care not what the world may say
Without your love there is no day
So, love, this is my song
Here is a song, a serenade to you
I care not what the world may say
Without your love there is no day
So, love, this is my song
Here is a song, a serenade to you

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