One of the great "women in distress" classics is Vikki Carr's It Must Be Him, a song about a woman driven to distraction waiting for a man to call - a call that, of course, will never come. Back in the days before caller ID the frantic/hopeful woman doesn't know who's on the phone until she picks it up - always with high expectations ("Let it please be him, oh dear God!" she wails.). It's deliciously overwrought - and an experience many of us can empathize with.
Despite its Adult Contemporary pedigree the song was a substantial hit on the pop charts as well. On October 15, 1967 it broke into the top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. It peaked at #3 at the beginning of November where it stayed for two weeks. (Right behind it at #4 was Strawberry Alarm Clock's Incense & Peppermint.) 20 years later the song was included on the soundtrack of the movie Moonstruck, which won a Best Actress Oscar for Cher.
Two years later Miss Peggy Lee would release a song that topped Carr's on the camp meter, Is That All There Is?