It was a song first heard on US radio the last week of August 1968.
"It was released on August 30, 1968. Hopkin's recording was produced by Paul McCartney and became a #1 hit in the UK singles chart, and reached #2 in the US.
The tune topped the Billboard Easy Listening survey.....
In March 2007, the United World Chart ranked the song the 5th most successful female solo recording of all time, behind 'Flashdance... What a Feeling' by Irene Cara, 'Believe' by Cher, 'My Heart Will Go On' by Celine Dion and 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston."