Colour My World

Petula Clark

About Colour My World

"Colour My World" is a song written by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent, and recorded by Petula Clark in 1966. While overall conforming to the hit formula Hatch had come up with for Clark with "Downtown" - and being especially reminiscent of Clark's 1965 #1 hit "My Love - "Colour My World" acknowledged the sound of the later 1960s by featuring a riff played on the sitar. Recorded in New York City, "Colour My World" was rush released in December 1966 in an attempt to counteract the disappointing performance of Clark's preceding single "Who Am I?" which had fallen short of the US Top 20 and more seriously had become the first Petula Clark single since "Downtown" (1964) to not rank in the UK Top 50. Although it did return Clark to the US Top Twenty with a #16 peak and was also an Australian Top Ten hit, "Colour My World" became the second consecutive Petula Clark single release to fall short of the UK Top 50 with a #52 peak. The album named for this failed UK single: Colour My World (US title even Color My World/Who Am I?) was similarly overlooked upon its January 1967 release. However, after a month the original edition of the album was withdrawn in the UK, but later became one of Clark's highest charting UK albums, bolstered by the inclusion of Clark's smash hit "This Is My Song" in the reissued album's revised track listing. This boosted the Colour My World album to a #16 UK chart peak. In addition "Colour My World" gained a high UK profile by virtue of being used by BBC Television as the theme song for the July 1967 launch of colour service on BBC2. 


Year:
1990
2:52
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You'll never see a dark cloud
Hanging 'round me
Now there is only blue sky
To surround me
There's never been a grey day
Since you found me
Everything I touch
Is turning to gold 

So you can colour my world
With sunshine yellow each day
Oh you can colour my world
With happiness all the way
Just take the green from the grass
And the blue from the sky up above
And if you colour my world
Just paint it with your love
Just colour my world, mmh

Just as long as I know
You're thinking of me
There'll be a rainbow
Always up above me
Since I found the one
Who really loves me
Everything I touch
Is turning to gold

So you can colour my world
With sunshine yellow each day
Oh you can colour my world
With happiness all the way
Just take the green from the grass
And the blue from the sky up above
And if you colour my world
Just paint it with your love
Just colour my world, mmh

Sunshine yellow, orange blossom
Laughing faces everywhere, yeah 

So you can colour my world
With sunshine yellow each day
Oh you can colour my world
With happiness all the way
Just take the green from the grass
And the blue from the sky up above
And if you colour my world
Just paint it with your love
Just colour my world, mmh

Colour my world
Oh colour my world

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Petula Clark

Petula Sally Olwen Clark, CBE (born 15 November 1932) is an English singer, actress, and composer whose career has spanned seven decades. more »

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Written by: Tony Hatch, Jackie Trent

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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12 facts about this song

Song Identity
The song, "Colour My World", is a popular hit from the British singer Petula Clark.
Released Year
The song was first released in the year 1966.
Album Information
"Colour My World" was an integral part of Petula Clark's album named "Colour My World/Who Am I".
Songwriter Attribution
This song was written by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent, who were prolific songwriters known for their collaboration with numerous successful artists.
Chart Performance
The track achieved significant chart success. In the United States, it reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
Film Appearance
The song "Colour My World" was also featured in the 1967 film "Good Times" that starred Sonny & Cher.
Cover Versions
A number of artists have covered the song, including Vince Hill who recorded it in 1966. In 1967, The Vogues included the song on their album "Turn Around, Look at Me".
Genre Classification
"Colour My World" is classified under the Pop genre.
Notable Lyrics
The opening lines of the song are notable and often quoted, "You'll never see a dark cloud hanging round me, now there is only blue sky to surround me."
Designated B-Side
The B-side of "Colour My World" was a song named "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love". This track also saw great success.
Impact on Popular Culture
The song's popularity led to it being used in several television programs and films years after its release.
Reception
Critics lauded the song for its upbeat message, catchy tune, and Clark's powerful vocals. It remains one of Petula Clark's most recognizable and beloved songs.

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