My World Is Empty Without You

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"My World Is Empty Without You"
1966 - My World Is Empty Without You.png
Single by The Supremes
from the album I Hear a Symphony
B-side"Everything Is Good About You"
ReleasedDecember 29, 1965
RecordedHitsville U.S.A. (Studio A); 1965
GenreBaroque pop, soul
Length2:33 (original release)
3:26 (remastered)
M 1089
Producer(s)Brian Holland
Lamont Dozier
The Supremes singles chronology
"I Hear a Symphony"
"My World Is Empty Without You"
"Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart"
I Hear a Symphony track listing
12 tracks
Side one
  1. "Stranger in Paradise"
  2. "Yesterday"
  3. "I Hear a Symphony"
  4. "Unchained Melody"
  5. "With a Song in My Heart"
  6. "Without a Song"
Side two
  1. "My World Is Empty Without You"
  2. "A Lover's Concerto"
  3. "Any Girl in Love (Knows What I'm Going Through)"
  4. "Wonderful! Wonderful!"
  5. "Everything is Good About You"
  6. "He's All I Got"

"My World Is Empty Without You" is a 1965 song recorded and released as a single by The Supremes for the Motown label.



Written and produced by Motown's main production team of Holland–Dozier–Holland, the song's fast tempo accompanies a somber lyric which delves into the feelings of depression which can set in after a breakup; instrumentally, this is showcased with a Storm and Stress musical arrangement, in tow with the trend of baroque pop during the mid-1960s.

"My World Is Empty Without You" was one of the few songs written by the team for The Supremes to not reach number one, peaking at number five on the US pop chart for two weeks in February 1966[1] and at number 10 on the R&B chart; the single failed to chart on the UK Singles Chart. The group performed the song on the CBS hit variety program The Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday, February 20, 1966.[2]


Chart history[edit]

Cover versions and other uses[edit]

The song has been covered and reused by a number of different artists, including:


  1. ^ "Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Company. 78 (10): 18. 1966. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  2. ^ "The Supremes, Dave Clark Five, Richard Kiley". The Ed Sullivan Show. Season 19. Episode 23. New York City. 20 February 1966. CBS. WCBS.
  3. ^ Worlds Apart at AllMusic. Retrieved September 06, 2018.
  4. ^ "My World Is Empty Without You". summerskiss. Retrieved 2010-08-29.
  5. ^ "My World Is Empty Without You". allmusic. Retrieved 2010-08-30.

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