Surround Yourself with Sorrow

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"Surround Yourself with Sorrow"
Surround Yourself with Sorrow UK single side-A.png
Side A of UK single
Single by Cilla Black
from the album Surround Yourself with Cilla
B-side"London Bridge"
Released16 Feb 1969
GenrePop rock
Songwriter(s)Bill Martin & Phil Coulter
Producer(s)George Martin
Cilla Black singles chronology
"Where Is Tomorrow?"
"Surround Yourself with Sorrow"

"Surround Yourself with Sorrow" is a song recorded by the English pop singer Cilla Black, which was released as a single and on the album Surround Yourself with Cilla in 1969. The song spent 12 weeks on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 3,[1] while reaching No. 5 on the Irish Singles Chart,[2] No. 5 on the New Zealand Listener chart,[3] No. 5 in Poland,[4] No. 6 in Singapore,[5] and No. 22 on Australia's Go-Set chart.[6]

A cover in Swedish, "Försök och sov på saken" was made by Anni-Frid Lyngstad in 1969 (Columbia DS 2438.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
Australia (Go-Set)[6] 22
Ireland (IRMA)[2] 5
New Zealand Listener[3] 5
Poland (Polish Pathfinders)[4] 5
Singapore (Radio Singapore)[5] 6
UK Singles Chart[1] 3


  1. ^ a b Cilla Black - Full Official Chart History, Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Surround Yourself with Sorrow". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  3. ^ a b NZ Listener chart summary, Flavour of New Zealand. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Hits of the World", Billboard, May 24, 1969. p. 67. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Hits of the World", Billboard, May 10, 1969. p. 103. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Nimmervoll, Ed, "GO-SET National Top 40 Archived 2018-03-31 at the Wayback Machine", May 17, 1969. Retrieved March 27, 2018.