Without Love (Clyde McPhatter song)

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"Without Love (There Is Nothing)"
Single by Tom Jones
from the album Tom
B-side"The Man Who Knew Too Much"
ReleasedDecember 1969
Songwriter(s)Danny Small

"Without Love (There is Nothing)" is a song written by Danny Small and originally recorded by Clyde McPhatter in 1957. McPhatter's version peaked at number six on the R&B Best Seller chart and number nineteen on Billboard Hot 100.[1]

Cover versions[edit]

Throughout the years the song has been recorded by a number of artists, including Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Jay and the Americans, and Oscar Toney. In 1969, Tom Jones recorded the most successful charting version of the song, and it reached number five on the U.S. Hot 100 and number one on the Easy Listening chart in early 1970.[2] In Canada, the single went to number one on the RPM 100 national Top Singles chart on Valentine's Day (February 14), 1970.[3] In 1978, this song was covered by Filipino singer Sam Sorono[4] (1950–2008) on his Sings Tom Jones' Greatest Hits LP album with EMI Records.[5] In 1996 Ike Turner released an album with the title "Without Love ... I Have Nothing".

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 392.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 131.
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  4. ^ Sam Sorono
  5. ^ Discogs - Sam Sorono – Sing Tom Jones' Greatest Hits