My World Is Empty Without You

Album: I Hear a Symphony (1966)
Charted: 5
  • My world is empty without you, babe
    My world is empty without you, babe
    And as I go my way alone
    I find it hard for me to carry on
    I need your strength
    I need your tender touch
    I need the love, my dear, I miss so much

    My world is empty without you, babe
    My world is empty without you, babe
    From this old world I try to hide my face
    But from this loneliness there's no hiding place
    Inside this cold and empty house I dwell
    In darkness with memories I know so well

    I need your love more than before
    I can hardly carry on anymore
    My world is empty without you, babe
    Without you babe, without you babe
    My mind and soul have felt like this
    Since love between us no more exist
    And each time that darkness falls
    If finds me alone with these four walls

    My world is empty without you, babe
    Without you babe, without you babe
    Without you babe, without you babe
    Without you babe, without you babe
    Without you babe

Comments: 6

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 27th 1966, the Supremes were the mystery guests on the CBS-TV quiz show 'What's My Line?'*...
    At the time the trio's "My World Is Empty Without You" was at #10 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; the two previous weeks it was at #5 {See next post below}...
    The song was the trio's second of nine straight Top 10 records on the Top 100, four of the nine reached #1...
    * The 30 minute weekly 'live' show aired for 25 and a half years, and was initially titled 'Occupation Unknown'.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyAs stated above, on February 20th 1966, the Supremes performed "My World is Empty Without You" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    As the time the song was in its second week at #5 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, and that was also its peak position on the chart...
    It had entered the Top 100 on January 9th, 1966 and spent 11 weeks on the chart...
    On Billboard's R&B Singles chart it reached #10...
    Was track one of side two from the trio's eighth studio album, 'I Hear a Symphony', and the album peaked at #1 on Billboard's Top R&B Albums chart {#8 on the Top 200 Pop Albums chart}
    One other track from the album also made the Top 100; "I Hear a Symphony" reached #1 {for 2 weeks} on november 14th, 1965.
  • Markantney from Biloxi, MsJul 2014,

    Hmmm, seems MC Lyte sampled the group ToTo's hit "Georgy Porgy" on her rap hit "Georgy Porgy". She even uses the bridge(?) "Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry".
  • Kristin from Bessemer, AlAccording to the DVD "Reflections: the definitive Supremes performances", Mary and Flo DEFINITELY are on this recording - their background vocals had been scaled down a bit to emphasize Diana's vocal.
  • Andre from The Bronx, Ny"My World Is Empty" could be considered Diana Ross's first solo song. When recorded it has been confirmed that Mary Wilson was on vacation and Florence was ill. That's why we only hear Diana. Only at the end of the infectious song we faintly hear two session background singers.
  • Tanya from La Verne, CaA classic song of love's woe
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