Cilla Black re-enters top 40 with 'Anyone Who Had A Heart' after Sherdian Smith drama

Spotify streams of the singer's songs have also soared by 2,348 per cent

Daisy Wyatt
Sunday 28 September 2014 13:19 BST
Cilla Black performs on stage in 1969
Cilla Black performs on stage in 1969

Cilla Black has reignited a lorra lorra love for her music following ITV’s three-part drama about the young songstress.

The singer has re-entered the UK Top 40 with her song “Anyone Who Had A Heart” after 50 years since it was first released in 1964.

Spotify streams of Black’s songs have also soared by 2,348 per cent since the second episode of the drama series, with “Anyone Who Had A Heart” receiving the biggest increase.

The resurgence in interest for the song follows Sheridan Smith’s rendition of “Anyone Who Had A Heart” during the drama on Monday night.

The famous song was originally penned by legendary songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David and first released by Dionne Warwick in 1964, the same year Cilla Black released her version.

The song was Black’s second single and first number one hit following the release of her debut “Love of the Loved” in 1963.

Cilla became ITV’s most popular drama launch since Broadchurch in 2013, attracting 6.7 million viewers for its first episode.

The three-part drama has received positive reviews, with many critics praising Sheridan Smith’s performance.

The Independent’s TV critic Ellen E Jones said the actress has an “affinity that goes beyond the prosthetic denture and the red bobbed wig”.

Cilla continues on Monday 29 September at 9pm on ITV.

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