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Matt Monro
1.09/1964

 ⑤  Walk Away by Matt Monro

        

MP3

from Walk Away    

CD

MP3

129

23
US
5
AC
4
UK
[songwriter #5 hit]
[Liberty 55745]
written by Don Black  & Udo Jürgens (as Udo Juergens)

video

2.12/1964

For Mama by Matt Monro

        

MP3

23

135
US
23
UK
[Liberty 55763]
written by Charles Aznavour & Don Black 

video

Connie Francis
3.03/1965

For Mama by Connie Francis

        

MP3

from Connie Francis Sings For Mama    

CD

MP3

22

48
US
11
AC
[MGM 13325]
written by Charles Aznavour & Don Black 

video

Jerry Vale
4.03/1965

For Mama by Jerry Vale

        

MP3

20

54
US
13
AC
[Columbia 43232]
written by Charles Aznavour & Don Black 

video

Matt Monro
5.03/1965

Without You by Matt Monro

        

MP3

14

101
US
37
UK
[Liberty 55786]
written by Don Black  & Udo Jürgens

video

Connie Francis
6.06/1965

My Child by Connie Francis

        

MP3

21

26
UK
written by Don Black  & Vic Lewis

video

Roger Williams
7.08/1966

 ③  Born Free by Roger Williams

        

MP3

from Born Free    

CD

MP3

151

7
US
✫1
AC
[songwriter #3 hit]
[Kapp 767]
written by John Barry & Don Black 

video

Matt Monro
8.11/1966

Born Free by Matt Monro

        

MP3

4

126
US
35
AC
[Liberty 5623]
written by John Barry & Don Black 

video

Vince Hill
9.08/1967

When the World Is Ready by Vince Hill

        

MP3

7

52
UK
[Tower 358]
written by Don Black  & P. J. Scott

video

Lulu
10.09/1967

 ②  To Sir with Love by Lulu

        

MP3

247

✫1
US
9
R&B
[songwriter #2 hit]
[Epic 10187]
written by Don Black  & Mark London

video

Herbie Mann
11.10/1967

To Sir, with Love by Herbie Mann

        

MP3

12

93
US
11
AC
[instrumental]
[Atlantic 2444]
written by Don Black  & Mark London

video

Lulu
12.12/1967

Best of Both Worlds by Lulu

        

MP3

29

32
US
[Epic 5-10260]
written by Don Black  & Mark London

video

Vic Damone
13.1968

Nothing to Lose by Vic Damone

        

MP3

2

40
AC
[RCA 47-9488]
written by Henry Mancini & Don Black 

video

The Hesitations
14.01/1968

Born Free by The Hesitations

        

MP3

from The New Born Free    

CD

MP3

39

38
US
4
R&B
[Kapp 878]
written by John Barry & Don Black 

video

Val Doonican
15.06/1968

Now by Val Doonican

        

MP3

8

43
UK
[Decca 32337]
written by Henry Mayer, Hans Bradtke & Don Black 

video

Sandler and Young
16.1969

On Days Like These by Sandler and Young

        

MP3

2

36
AC
[Capitol 2636]
written by Quincy Jones & Don Black 

video

Glen Campbell
17.07/1969

True Grit by Glen Campbell

        

MP3

from True Grit    

CD

MP3

43

35
US
7
AC
9
country
[Capitol 2573]
written by Don Black  & Elmer Bernstein

video

Shirley Bassey
18.01/1972

Diamonds Are Forever by Shirley Bassey

        

MP3

from Diamonds Are Forever: Original Motion Picture Score    

CD

MP3

34

57
US
14
AC
38
UK
[United Artists 50845]
written by John Barry & Don Black 

video

Michael Jackson
19.08/1972

 ①  Ben by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from Ben    

CD

MP3

285

✫1
US
3
AC
5
R&B
7
UK
[songwriter #1 hit]
[Motown 1207]
written by Don Black  & Walter Scharf
Lyn Paul
20.06/1974

Sail the Summer Winds by Lyn Paul

        

MP3

6

54
UK
written by Don Black  & John Barry

video

Hot Chocolate
21.06/1976

Man to Man by Hot Chocolate

        

MP3

from Man to Man    

CD

MP3

32

14
UK
written by Don Black  & Geoff Stephens

video

Olivia Newton-John
22.11/1976

Every Face Tells a Story by Olivia Newton-John

        

MP3

from Don't Stop Believin'    

CD

MP3

31

55
US
6
AC
21
country
[MCA 40642]
written by Michael Allison, Peter Sills & Don Black 

video

23.01/1977

 ④  Sam by Olivia Newton-John

        

MP3

from Don't Stop Believin'    

CD

MP3

144

20
US
✫1
AC
40
country
6
UK
[songwriter #4 hit]
[MCA 40670]
written by John Farrar, Hank B. Marvin (as Hank Marvin) & Don Black 

video

Hot Chocolate
24.12/1978

I'll Put You Together Again (From Dear Anyone) by Hot Chocolate

        

MP3

from Every 1's a Winner    

CD

MP3

38

13
UK
written by Don Black  & Geoff Stephens

video

Al Green
25.1979

To Sir with Love by Al Green

        

MP3

from Truth n' Time    

CD

MP3

1

71
R&B
[Hi 78522]
written by Don Black  & Mark London

video

Olympic Runners
26.07/1979

The Bitch by Olympic Runners

        

MP3

from Dancealot    

CD

MP3

12

85
dance
37
UK
written by Biddu & Don Black 

video

Marti Webb
27.02/1980

Take That Look Off Your Face by Marti Webb

        

MP3

from Tell Me on a Sunday    

CD

MP3

79

3
UK
[Polydor 2062]
written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Don Black 

video

28.04/1980

Tell Me on a Sunday by Marti Webb

        

MP3

from Tell Me on a Sunday    

CD

MP3

5

67
UK
written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Don Black 

video

29.09/1980

Your Ears Should Be Burning Now by Marti Webb

        

MP3

from Won't Change Places    

CD

MP3

6

61
UK
written by Tony Macaulay & Don Black 

video

Vicki Sue Robinson
30.1983

To Sir with Love by Vicki Sue Robinson

        

MP3

3

28
dance
[Profile 5025]
written by Don Black  & Mark London

video

Sarah Brightman
31.09/1984

Unexpected Song by Sarah Brightman

        

MP3

3

76
UK
[from the Song and Dance musical television broadcast]
written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Don Black 

video

Marti Webb
32.06/1985

Ben by Marti Webb

        

MP3

from Encore    

CD

MP3

57

5
UK
[tribute to Ben Hardwick]
written by Walter Scharf & Don Black 

video

Anita Dobson
33.08/1986

Anyone Can Fall in Love by Anita Dobson

        

MP3

62

4
UK
as Anita Dobson and the Simon May Orchestra
written by Simon May, Leslie Osborne & Don Black 

video

Marti Webb
34.09/1986

Always There by Marti Webb

        

MP3

from Always There    

CD

MP3

31

13
UK
with The Simon May Orchestra
written by Simon May, Leslie Osborne & Don Black 

video

One 2 Many
35.11/1988

Downtown by One 2 Many

        

MP3

from Mirror    

CD

MP3

33

37
US
18
AC
65
UK
written by Don Black , Dag Kolsrud & Jan Ovland
Michael Ball
36.01/1989

Love Changes Everything by Michael Ball

        

MP3

from Michael Ball    

CD

MP3

80

2
UK
written by Don Black , Andrew Lloyd Webber & Charles Hart

video

Sarah Brightman
37.05/1989

Anything But Lonely by Sarah Brightman

        

MP3

from Aspects of Love    

CD

MP3

3

79
UK
written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black  & Charles Hart

video

One 2 Many
38.06/1989

Downtown by One 2 Many

        

MP3

from Mirror    

CD

MP3

10

30
dance
43
UK
[R]
[A&M 1272]
written by Don Black , Dag Kolsrud & Jan Ovland

video

Sarah Brightman
39.1990

Love Changes Everything by Sarah Brightman

        

MP3

from As I Came of Age    

CD

MP3

1

45
AC
written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black  & Charles Hart

video

Vic Reeves
40.04/1991

Born Free by Vic Reeves

        

MP3

from I Will Cure You    

CD

MP3

56

6
UK
as Vic Reeves & The Roman Numerals
written by John Barry & Don Black 

video

Michael Ball
41.08/1991

It's Still You by Michael Ball

        

MP3

from Michael Ball    

CD

MP3

5

58
UK
written by Don Black  & Richard Kerr

video

José Carreras & Sarah Brightman
42.07/1992

Amigos Para Siempre (Friends for Life) by José Carreras & Sarah Brightman

        

MP3

43

11
UK
written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Don Black 

video

Barbra Streisand
43.06/1993

With One Look by Barbra Streisand

        

MP3

from Back to Broadway    

CD

MP3

16

30
UK
written by Don Black , Christopher Hampton & Andrew Lloyd Webber

video

Michael Ball
44.09/1993

Sunset Boulevard by Michael Ball

        

MP3

4

72
UK
written by Don Black , Andrew Lloyd Webber & Christopher Hampton

video

Dina Carroll
45.12/1993

The Perfect Year by Dina Carroll

        

MP3

67

5
UK
written by Don Black , Andrew Lloyd Webber & Christopher Hampton

video

Barbra Streisand
46.04/1994

As If We Never Said Goodbye (From Sunset Boulevard) by Barbra Streisand

        

MP3

from Back to Broadway    

CD

MP3

27

20
UK
written by Don Black , Christopher Hampton & Andrew Lloyd Webber

video

Michael Barrymore
47.12/1995

Too Much for One Heart by Michael Barrymore

        

MP3

24

25
UK
written by Don Black  & Tommy James

video

Rock Therapy
48.07/1996

Reaching Out by Rock Therapy

        

MP3

1

126
UK
written by Don Black  & Andy Hill

video

The Trashcan Sinatras
49.12/1996

To Sir, with Love by The Trashcan Sinatras

        

MP3

3

88
UK
written by Don Black  & Mark London

video

Joanne May
50.03/1997

You Stayed Away Too Long by Joanne May

        

MP3

4

76
UK
written by Don Black  & Richard Kerr

video

David McAlmont / David Arnold
51.11/1997

Diamonds Are Forever / James Bond Theme by David McAlmont / David Arnold

        

MP3

from Shaken and Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project    

CD

MP3

10

39
UK
written by John Barry, Don Black  & Monty Norman

video

Meat Loaf
52.04/1999

Is Nothing Sacred by Meat Loaf

        

MP3

from VH1 Storytellers    

CD

MP3

33

15
UK
featuring Patti Russo
written by Jim Steinman & Don Black 

video

Preeya Kalidas
53.07/2002

Shakalaka Baby by Preeya Kalidas

        

MP3

from Bombay Dreams    

CD

MP3

11

38
UK
written by Don Black 

video

Russell Watson
54.12/2002

Nothing Sacred - A Song for Kirsty by Russell Watson

        

MP3

from Reprise    

CD

MP3

32

17
UK
written by Jim Steinman & Don Black 

video

Kanye West
55.05/2005

Diamonds from Sierra Leone by Kanye West

        

MP3

from Late Registration    

CD

MP3

76

43
US
21
R&B
8
UK
[Grammy Award for Best Rap Song 2006]
[Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam 004940]
written by Kanye West, Devon Harris, John Barry & Don Black 
Yung Berg
56.05/2007

Sexy Lady by Yung Berg

        

MP3

from Almost Famous: The Sexy Lady EP    

CD

MP3

71

18
US
16
R&B
featuring Junior
[Yung Boss 05563]
written by John Barry, Slick Rick (as Ricky Walters), Christian Ward, Robert Watson, Don Black , Doug E. Fresh (as Douglas Davis) & Victor Molina
Michael Jackson
57.11/2008

Ben by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from Anthology [2008 edition]    

CD

MP3

1

134
UK
[R]
written by Don Black  & Walter Scharf
Eminem
58.05/2009

Beautiful by Eminem

        

MP3

from Relapse    

CD

MP3

85

17
US
12
UK
[Shady/Aftermath Digital]
written by Eminem, Luis Resto, Jeff Bass, Don Black  & Andy Hill
Michael Jackson
59.07/2009

Ben by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from Michael Jackson: The Stripped Mixes    

CD

MP3

9

46
UK
[R: Michael Jackson death]
written by Don Black  & Walter Scharf
Robbie Williams
60.11/2009

Morning Sun by Robbie Williams

        

MP3

from Reality Killed the Video Star    

CD

MP3

1

178
UK
written by Robbie Williams, Don Black , Kelvin Andrews, Daniel Spencer, Richard Scott & Scott Ralph
61.02/2010

Morning Sun by Robbie Williams

        

MP3

from Reality Killed the Video Star    

CD

MP3

8

45
UK
[R]
written by Robbie Williams, Don Black , Kelvin Andrews, Daniel Spencer, Richard Scott & Scott Ralph
The Glee Cast
62.06/2010

To Sir, with Love by The Glee Cast

        

MP3

from Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals    

CD

MP3

12

76
US
60
UK
featuring New Directions
[20th Century Fox TV Digital]
written by Don Black  & Mark London

video

63.05/2011

As If We Never Said Goodbye by The Glee Cast

        

MP3

from Glee: The Music, Volume 6    

CD

MP3

7

80
US
112
UK
featuring Chris Colfer
[20th Century Fox TV Digital]
written by Don Black , Christopher Hampton & Andrew Lloyd Webber

video

Top 100 hits191533643
Top 40 hits111432527
Top 10 hits361310
✫ #1 hits22
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