an amuse-bouche for the pictorial contents of this...
'Those Were The Days', Mary Hopkins, 1969
Original post was lost in the Great Deletion. No idea what I said back then, probably not much, but THE WEIRDNESS IS IN THE SOUND, NOT THE WORDS.
There's got to be a Bob Stanley curated compilation in all this.
Ooh: 'You're My World' by Cilla ("originally recorded in 1963 as "Il mio mondo" ("My World") by Umberto Bindi, who co-wrote the Italian version" sez wiki)
'Angie Baby', Helen Reddy, 1974.
Prompted by Bob Fischer's tweet: Songs That Could Be Episodes Of The Twilight Zone No 1.
I remember this having a powerful effect on my nipper imagination (I'd have been 5 or 6 when it was released, and was probably a staple of Radio 2 for a long time after). Specifically the combo of these lyrics and the swirling strings behind them: