OK, back to the 60's: 26 year-old contestant Dusty Springfield was sitting in the audience at the '65 San Remo Festival when she heard co-writers Pino Donaggio and Jody Miller perform "Lo Che Non Vivo (Senza Te)" and was moved to tears. Two non-songwriter friends added English lyrics and she recorded her '66 version in one day in 47 takes (!) on a stairwell. A tale of unrequited love, she called it "good old schmaltz". It topped the UK charts and peaked at #4 in the U.S. Ranked #491 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.
Yesterday's answer: "Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard" by Paul Simon. From Adrienne Adams: "My favorite song in 8th grade! I'll bet Pat Boone would have suggested "Julio and I Down by the School Yard" to appeal to a broader audience. :-)". As with Carly Simon's "You're So Vain", we might never know the truth about this song!