You Don't Have to Say You Love Me (Dusty Springfield)

28 APRIL 1966

Dusty Springfield’s ‘You Don't Have to Say You Love Me’ reached #1 on the UK charts. It also made #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and was Dusty's most successful single. Which is only fair, as this was arguably the greatest single recording by the best female British singer of the 1960s. Either this or ‘I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself‘. This song is nothing less than Epic.

It was originally an Italian song called 'Io che non vivo (senza te)' that Dusty heard at an Italian festival in 1965. She had the lyrics adapted to English and, in her typical perfectionist manner, wasn't happy with her recording of the vocals until she had done 47 takes.

B-side: 'Every Ounce of Strength' (Cropper/Hayes/Porter) (UK), 'Little by Little' (US) 
Released: 25 March 1966
Highest chart position: #1 (UK), #4 (US)
Recorded: Philips Studio, Stanhope Place, London
Label: Philips BF 1482
Producer: Johnny Franz

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me (Dusty Springfield)