|Single by Jay and the Americans|
|from the album Blockbusters|
|B-side||"When It's All Over"|
|Label||United Artists Records|
|Jay and the Americans singles chronology|
"Cara Mia" is a popular song published in 1954 that became a UK number 1 and US number 10 hit for English singer David Whitfield in 1954 and a #4 hit for the American pop group Jay and the Americans in 1965. Jay & The Americans' version went into the charts in the Netherlands when it was re-released in 1980. The title means "my beloved" in Italian.
The English singer David Whitfield first recorded the song with the Mantovani Orchestra in 1954. This recording made the charts in the United States, and in the UK it was the first record to spend ten consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart. Whitfield's version was one of the biggest selling British records in the pre-rock days. It sold more than three and a half million copies worldwide and was a Top 10 hit in America.
Notable cover versions
"Such a Night" by Johnnie Ray
|UK Singles Chart Number One single
2 July 1954 for 10 weeks
"Little Things Mean a Lot" by Kitty Kallen
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