Nobody Needs Your Love (Gene Pitney)

26 JULY 1966

Gene Pitney’s single ‘Nobody Needs Your Love’ was starting to fall from its peak UK chart position of #2 this week. Despite being something of a demi-god in my books, Gene wasn’t having too much success in his native US by 1966, but was way more popular in the UK, where this Europe-only release was his sixth Top 10 hit in a row since 'I'm Gonna Be Strong' in late 1964 (that song was actually his last-ever Top 10 record in the US).

‘Nobody Needs Your Love’ was standard Pitney fare - a lushly-produced, high-emotion heartbreak ballad. Not his best, perhaps, but still very, very good.