(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story

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"(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story"
Published 1970
Composer(s) Francis Lai
Lyricist(s) Carl Sigman
Recorded by Andy Williams
Nana Mouskouri
Vikki Carr
Rick Astley
José José
Shirley Bassey
Perry Como[1]
Francis Lai
Henry Mancini
Johnny Mathis
Patricia Kaas
Paul Mauriat
Plácido Domingo
Richard Clayderman
Nino Tempo & April Stevens
Patty Pravo
Johnny Dorelli

"(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story" is a popular song published in 1970, with music by Francis Lai and lyrics by Carl Sigman. The song was first introduced as an instrumental theme in the 1970 film Love Story. The lyrics were added after the theme music became popular.

The song also served as the theme of the 1973–74 NBC romantic anthology television series Love Story.


The song has been covered many times. Andy Williams recorded originally and made the biggest hit version reaching #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the easy listening chart for four weeks,[2] in addition to #4 on the UK Singles Chart. A "disco" version was recorded by Williams in 1979.

The song was also recorded by Lai himself (U.S. #31) with a full orchestra, and has been covered by Henry Mancini (U.S. #13), Vikki Carr, Nino Tempo & April Stevens, Glen Campbell, Rick Astley, Engelbert Humperdinck, Johnny Mathis, José José, Astrud Gilberto, Shirley Bassey, Gary Valenciano, Patricia Kaas, Nana Mouskouri, Paul Mauriat, Johnny Pearson, Richard Clayderman, Perry Como and Muslim Magomaev.


It was sampled in piano and used in a song called "Dance with the Devil" by the rapper Immortal Technique.

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  1. ^ "I Think of You". Kokomo. Archived from the original on 29 April 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–2001. Record Research. p. 258. 

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