Written by: Giuseppe Donaggio, Simon Napier-Bell, Vito
Pallavicini, Vicki Wickham
Produced by: John Franz
Released: May '66 on Philips
Charts: 13 weeks
Top spot: No. 4
British pop diva Springfield first heard "Io Che No Vivo Senza Te" at the 1965 San Remo song festival in Italy. She asked TV producer Wickham to write some English lyrics for it; Napier-Bell, the Yardbirds' manager, chipped in, and the result was this amazing slice of symphonic pop. Springfield later called it "good old schmaltz."
Appears on: The Very Best of Dusty Springfield (Polygram)