the_earl_grey (the_earl_grey) wrote,

  • Music:

ladies & germs, Mr. BURT BACHARACH:

"The Story of My Life" Marty Robbins, US No. 15, C&W No. 1, 1957 - his first hit. Michael Holiday UK No. 1, Gary Miller UK No. 14, Dave King UK No. 20, Alma Cogan UK No. 25
"Magic Moments" (Perry Como, US No. 4 / UK No. 1, 1957/1958 – his first big pop hit)
"The Blob" (The Five Blobs, US No. 33 1958 with Mack David—brother of Hal David—from the movie The Blob)
"Heavenly" (Johnny Mathis 1959)
"Faithfully" (Johnny Mathis 1959)
"With Open Arms" Jane Morgan US No. 39 1959
"Tower of Strength" Gloria Lynne 1961, Gene McDaniels US No. 5 1961, Frankie Vaughan UK No. 1 1961
"Another Tear Falls" Gene McDaniels, 1961, Walker Brothers UK No. 12 1966.
"Baby It's You" (The Shirelles, US No. 8 1962, then The Beatles, 1963, then Smith, 1969 US No. 8)
"Please Stay" (The Drifters, US No. 14 1961; The Cryin' Shames, UK No. 26 1966; Marc Almond, 2001)
"Any Day Now" (Chuck Jackson, US No. 23 1962, Elvis Presley, 1969, then Ronnie Milsap, US No. 14 1982)
"(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance" (Gene Pitney, US No. 4 1962)
"Only Love Can Break a Heart" (Gene Pitney, US No. 2 1962)
"Don't Make Me Over" (Dionne Warwick, US No. 21 1962) (The Swinging Blue Jeans, UK No. 31 1966) (Petula Clark in 1976), (Sybil, 1989)
"Make It Easy On Yourself" (Dionne Warwick, demo 1962, then Jerry Butler), US No. 20 1962, then The Walker Brothers, US No. 16, UK No. 1 1965); then Dionne Warwick live from Garden State Arts Center, USNo. 37 1970)
"Don't You Believe It" Andy Williams US No. 39 1962
"Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa" (Gene Pitney, US No. 17, UK No. 5 1963)
"Be True To Yourself" Bobby Vee US No. 34 1963
"Blue on Blue" (Bobby Vinton, US No. 3 1963)
"Anyone Who Had a Heart" (Dionne Warwick, US No. 8, UK No. 42, 1963; then Cilla Black, UK No. 1 1964; Dusty Springfield, 1964; Tim Curry, 1978; Luther Vandross, 1986; Linda Ronstadt, 1991; Maureen McGovern, 1992; Olivia Newton-John, 2004; Shelby Lynne, 2007)
"(They Long to Be) Close to You" (Richard Chamberlain, 1963, then Dionne Warwick, 1964, Dusty Springfield, 1964, Johnny Mathis and The Carpenters US No. 1, UK No. 6 1970). In 1969 Grammy nominee Record of the Year.
"True Love Never Runs Smooth" Don and Juan, 1963, Gene Pitney US No. 21 1963.
"Wives and Lovers" (Jack Jones, US No. 14 1963). Grammy nominee Record of the Year and Song of the Year
"Wishin' and Hopin'" (Dionne Warwick, 1963, then Dusty Springfield US No. 6 1964, Merseybeats UK No. 13 1964, Ani DiFranco (on the My Best Friend's Wedding soundtrack), 1997, Stephanie McIntosh, 2006)
"Walk On By" Dionne Warwick, US No. 6, UK No. 8 1964, then Isaac Hayes, US No. 30 1969 and The Stranglers in 1978) 1983 Jo Jo Zep, 1989 Sybil, 2006 Seal
"Reach Out for Me" Lou Johnson, 1964, then Dionne Warwick, US No. 20, Canada No. 12, UK No. 23 1964
"I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" Tommy Hunt, 1962 Dusty Springfield, UK No. 3 1964, Dionne Warwick, US No. 26 1966, then The White Stripes, 2003)
"(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" (Lou Johnson, 1964 then Sandie Shaw, UK No. 1, 1964, Dionne Warwick, 1967,then Naked Eyes, 1982)
"A House Is Not a Home" (Brook Benton, 1964; Dionne Warwick, 1964; Barbra Streisand, 1971; Luther Vandross, 1981)
"A Message to Martha" Lou Johnson, UK No. 36 1964, Adam Faith, UK No. 12, 1964, Recorded as "Message to Michael" Dionne Warwick, US No. 8 1966, Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo in 1970
"You'll Never Get to Heaven" 1964 Dionne Warwick US No. 32, UK No. 12, Canada No. 23, then Stylistics, US No. 23, 1973 UK No. 24 (EP) 1976)
"What the World Needs Now Is Love" 1965 Jackie DeShannon US No. 7, then Dionne Warwick 1967, then Daniel Johnston, 1988; Dionne Warwick and the Hip-Hop Nation United, 1998
"Long After Tonight Is All Over" Jimmy Radcliffe UK No. 40 1965
"What's New Pussycat?" (Tom Jones, US No. 3, UK No. 11 1965, from the film What's New, Pussycat?)
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, 1965.
"Here I Am" (Dionne Warwick, 1965, from the film What's New, Pussycat?, US No. 65 AC No. 11, Canada No. 19)
"Trains and Boats and Planes" Burt Bacharach, UK No. 4 1965, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, UK No. 12 1965, Dionne Warwick, US No. 22 1966.
"My Little Red Book" (Manfred Mann, June 1965) (Love, 1966) (Tony Middleton, 1965)
"Are You There (With Another Girl)?" Dionne Warwick US No. 39 1966
"Alfie" (Cilla Black, 1966 UK No. 8, US No. 95, then Cher, US No. 32 1966, then Dionne Warwick, US No. 15, No. 5 R&B 1967, originally from the movie of the same name). Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, 1966. Won Bacharach a Grammy for instrumental arrangement in 1967. Everything But The Girl 1986.
"The Windows of the World" (Dionne Warwick, US No. 32 1967)
"I Say a Little Prayer" (Dionne Warwick, US No. 4 1967, then Aretha Franklin US No. 10, UK No. 4 1968, then Diana King, 1997)
"The Look of Love" (Dusty Springfield, US No. 22 1967, from the soundtrack of the movie Casino Royale, then Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66, US No. 4 1968, Roger Williams, 1969, Gladys Knight & the Pips, UK No. 21 1973). Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1967.
"Casino Royale" Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass US No. 27, UK No. 27 1967.
"One Less Bell to Answer" (Keely Smith, 1967, then The 5th Dimension, 1970 US No. 2, then (Dionne Warwick), 1971)
"This Guy's in Love with You" (Herb Alpert, US No. 1, (4 weeks), UK No. 3 1968; Dionne Warwick), US No. 7 1969
This song was also recorded much later by Oasis' Noel Gallagher in tribute to Bacharach on his 70th Birthday. According to Robin Platts' book What The World Needs Now the song was not written with Alpert, a non-singer with limited range, in mind, but was altered to suit him. Originally written as "This Girl's In Love With You" and recorded with that title by Dionne Warwick.
"Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" (Dionne Warwick, 1968 US No. 10, UK No. 8)
"Promises, Promises" (Dionne Warwick, 1968 US No. 19, and Jill O'Hara, 1968). Warwick's version was released prior to the opening of the show and the release of the Broadway cast album. Bacharach recorded Dionne's version to help the cast learn the difficult tune. The B" side of Warwick's single was another Bacharach/David tune from the show "Whoever You Are (I Love You)". The Broadway soundtrack won Bacharach a Grammy in 1969.
"The April Fools" (Dionne Warwick, US No. 37 1969, from the film The April Fools, US No. 37, AC No. 8, Canada No. 32)
"I'm a Better Man (For Having Loved You)" Engelbert Humperdinck US No. 38, UK No. 15, 1969.
"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" (B.J. Thomas, US No. 1, 1969, UK No. 38 1970 Johnny Mathis 1969 in Great Britain, Sacha Distel, UK No. 10 1970, Bobbie Gentry UK No. 40, 1970. from the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid). Won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1969. The movie score by Bacharach won the Academy Awards and Grammy for Original Score. Grammy nominee for Song of the Year
"I'll Never Fall in Love Again" Bobbie Gentry (UK No. 1, 1969), Dionne Warwick US No. 6 1970, Anne Murray in 1971, originally from the musical Promises, Promises). Grammy nominee Song of the Year [competed against himself in this category]
"Everybody's Out Of Town" B.J. Thomas US No. 26 1970
"Let Me Go To Him" (Dionne Warwick, 1970, US No. 32 AC No. 5, Canada No. 30)
"Paper Mache" (Dionne Warwick, 1970, US No. 43, AC No. 6)
"The Green Grass Starts to Grow" (Dionne Warwick, 1971, US No. 43, AC No. 2, Canada No. 35)
"Who Gets the Guy" (Dionne Warwick, 1971, US No. 57 R & B 41, AC No. 6)
"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" (Christopher Cross, 1981, from the movie Arthur). Won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1981. Grammy nominee for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
"That's What Friends Are For" (1982)
This song was originally written for the movie Night Shift and performed on the soundtrack by Rod Stewart. In 1986, a version by Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, and Elton John became an enormous hit, raising millions for AIDS charities. The song also won the Grammy for Song of the Year. Grammy nominee for Record of the Year
"On My Own" (Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald, US no. 1, 1986)
"Love Power" (Dionne Warwick and Jeffrey Osborne, US no. 12, AC No. 1, 1987)
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