"A World Without Love" is a song that was recorded by the English duo Peter and Gordon and released as their first single in February 1964, reaching #1 in the UK Singles Chart in April. The song was written by Paul McCartney and attributed to Lennon/McCartney. This song was never released by the Beatles and no known recording of the song by the group survives. The Peter and Gordon single included "If I Were You" written by the duo. It was later included on the duo's debut album in the UK, and in the US on an album of the same name. In June 1964, "A World Without Love" topped the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. It is one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
Single by Peter and Gordon
B-side: "If I Were You"
Released: February 28, 1964 (UK), April 27, 1964 (US)
Recorded: Abbey Road Studios: January 21, 1964
Label: Columbia DB7225 (UK), Capitol 5175 (US)
Producer: Norman Newell