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You’re My World (Parlophone/Capitol, 1964)

You’re My World is a ballad originally recorded in 1963 as Il mio mondo (My World) by Umberto Bindi, who co-wrote the Italian version with Gino Paoli. Subsequently, an English version was commissioned, and the lyrics were written by Carl Sigman as You’re My World. The song reached #1 in Australia (twice), Belgium, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa and United Kingdom in recordings by Cilla Black, Daryl Braithwaite, Guys ‘n’ Dolls and Helen Reddy. Black’s and Reddy’s versions reached the U.S. Top 40 in 1964 and 1977, respectively. The song also reached #1 in France and Spain in the respective translations Ce monde and Mi Mundo, both sung by Richard Anthony.

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