“Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet”, also known as “A Time for Us”, is an instrumental arranged by Henry Mancini (from Nino Rota’s music written for Franco Zeffirelli’s film of Romeo and Juliet, starring Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey). It was a number-one pop hit in the United States during the year 1969. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on June 28, 1969, and remained there for two weeks; it was also his only Top Ten single on that chart.
Rearranged by Mancini, who played the piano part himself, the song started competing with rock and roll songs from the Beatles and the Rolling Stones on an Orlando, Florida radio station and spread from there. It faced stiff opposition from some radio stations for being too soft. Those stations changed their tune when the song became number one, ending the five-week run of “Get Back” by the Beatles as the top song