The Perry Como version would be one of his most influential records, and in February 1971, it became his first song to reach the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 in more than 12 years, peaking at #10. The song's peak on the Hot 100 chart came just weeks after concluding a four-week run atop the BillboardEasy Listening chart. On the UK Singles Chart, the single reached #4 in 1971.
Vikki Carr, an influential and popular Spanish-language songstress, recorded a notable version; and the YouTube video of her introducing this song in 1972 on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is available for viewing.Sergio Franchi covered this song (in English) on his last album, Sergio Con Amore-From My Private Collection (Gold Records, 1976).
Andrea Bocelli has covered the song as a duet with Christina Aguilera, Katharine McPhee and Rimi Natsukawa in 2006. Aguilera features on Bocelli's album, Amore, with the duet with Natsukawa is a bonus track of the album's release in Japan. The duet with Natsukawa also appears as a bonus track for the Japanese version of Bocelli's The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere. McPhee joined Bocelli onstage at the JCPenney Jam and their version is included on the album for the event.