I (Who Have Nothing) – Shirley Bassey

Shirley Bassey occupied the UK top 10 for six weeks in 1963 with this track.

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This week in 1963, I (who have nothing) by Shirley Bassey reached its highest position of number 6 in the UK singles chart. It had entered the top 40 three weeks previously at number 27 and broke into the top 10 two weeks later. After one week at its peak position, the song started to slide down the chart but remained in the top 10 for another four weeks. A further nine weeks in the lower top 40 followed before the record left the chart.

I (who have nothing) was released on the Columbia record label and was the ninth of twelve top 10 hits for Shirley Bassey in the UK. The song was originally recorded by Joe Sentieri in Italian in 1961 as Uno dei tanti.

The first recording in English was by Ben E King in 1963 but his version did not enter the UK singles chart. The only other version to enter the top 40 was a recording by Tom Jones in 1970 that reached number 16.

More music from Shirley Bassey


UK singles chart for the week ending 26 October 1963

  1. Do you love me?Brian Poole and the Tremeloes

  2. You’ll never walk aloneGerry and the Pacemakers

  3. She loves youBeatles

  4. Then he kissed meCrystals

  5. Blue bayou / Mean woman bluesRoy Orbison

  6. I (who have nothing)Shirley Bassey

  7. If I had a hammerTrini Lopez

  8. The first timeAdam Faith with the Roulettes

  9. Hello little girlFourmost

  10. Let it rock / Memphis TennesseeChuck Berry

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