1968 Engelbert Humperdinck – A Man Without Love
Italian songwriters Daniele Pace, Mario Panzeri, and Roberto Livraghi wrote the Italian song Quando m’innamoro in 1968. Anna Identici and The Sandpipers each performed the song at that year’s Sanremo Music Festival, where the song finished in sixth place.
Barry Mason wrote the English lyrics for the song, which he named A Man Without Love. The song became the title song of Englebert Humperdink’s third album. The single reached #2 in the UK but stalled at only #19 on the Hot 100. As you might expect based on similar results for his three most recent singles, that recording reached #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
The Italian version by the Sandpipers only reached #33. They translated the song into various other languages and it reached the top ten in over a dozen other countries.
Englebert had one more single reach #16 near the end of 1969. After that, he was shut out of the US Hot 100 top forty until After the Lovin reached the top ten on the Hot 100 in 1976. After that, he failed to reach the top forty on the US Hot 100 again, although a few more hits charted on the Adult Contemporary chart.
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