Burt Bacharach songs sung by Dionne Warwick are 1. I Say A Little Prayer 2. Walk On By 3. Anyone Who Had A Heart and many more.
Burt Bacharach was an American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, singer, and conductor. He was born on May 12, 1928, and died at the age of 94. He used to play Piano and keyboards and had beautiful vocals.
His most popular songs were written for Dionne Warwick from 1961 to 1972. His achievements are 6 Grammy Awards, 3 Academy Awards also known as Oscars, and 1 Emmy Award.
Dionne Warwick is an 82-year-old American singer, television host, and beautiful actress. Her genres are R&B, soul, pop, and gospel. Dionne Warwick has sung numerous Burt Bacharach songs.
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1. I Say A Little Prayer
I Say A Little Prayer is a single by Dionne Warwick from the album The Windows of the World, released in October 1967 by Scepter Records.
Dionne Warwick, I Say A Little Prayer is written and produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. It is 3 minutes and 9 seconds in length and the genre is Soul, pop, and brill building.
This song peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart. In the case of R&B singles, it peaked at number eight. Other positions that this song received are 5th and 3rd in the US Cashbox Top 100 and the US Record World Top 100 respectively.
The song is gold-certified for 1,000,000 certified sales by the RIAA in the United States region. You can also find this song in Aretha Franklin's and Diana King's versions.
2. Walk On By
Dionne Warwick Walk On By is a Pop, R&B, and soul genre song released on April 26, 1964. It is silver-certified by the BPI in the United Kingdom.
The songwriters and producers of this song are Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Burt was the composer. the length of this song is 2 minutes and 55 seconds.
Dionne Warwick's Walk On By peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100, debuted on US Cashbox R&B, and ninth on UK Singles (OCC). From the year-end chart in 1964, the song peaked at 37th number on the US Billboard Hot 100.
There are lots of versions of this song. Few are as follows:
- Bobby Kris and the Imperials
- Isaac Hayes
- The Undisputed Truth
- Gloria Gaynor
- The Stranglers
- Average White Band
- Jo Jo Zep
- Melissa Manchester
This song was also recorded in a German Version and the title is Geh Vorbei. Walk on By is from the album Make Way for Dionne Warwick.
3. Anyone Who Had A Heart
Dionne Warwick Anyone Who Had A Heart is from the album Anyone Who Had A Heart. The song was recorded in Bell Sound studio in 1963.
The soul and pop genre song is 3 minutes and 9 seconds long and hits the top ten in the US, Canada, Netherlands, Spain, and other countries.
This song was released by Scepter Records and peaked at number one in The New Zealand Listener's chart in 1963-1964.
Anyone Who Had A Heart peaked at number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100 and on the US Cashbox Top 100, and 42nd position on UK Singles (OCC). The song peaked at second number on US Adult Contemporary (Billboard).
4. Do You Know The Way To San Jose
Dionne Warwick Do You Know The Way To San Jose is from the album Dionne Warwick in Valley of the Dolls of length 2 minutes and 58 seconds.
The track was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and produced by them. It's soul and pop genre. It became an international best-seller in the year 1968.
Although Warwick had to be convinced to record this song, this brought her first Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and highlighted her career in 1969.
Do You Know The Way To San Jose peaked at number ten on the US Billboard Hot 100, second on the US Cashbox Top 100, and eighth on UK Singles (OCC). From the year-end chart in 1968, the song peaked at 88th number on the US Billboard Hot 100.
5. Promises, Promises
Dionne Warwick Promises Promises is a musical based on the film The Apartment written by Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond.
This musical's musician is Burt Bacharach, the Lyricist is Hal David and produced by the different theatres in different timelines. It is a book by Neil Simon which is produced by Broadway Theatre in 1968, West End in 1969, US Tour in 1970, and many more.
Promises Promises won a category called Outstanding Music in Drama Desk Award. In addition, this musical also won Grammy Awards in the Best Musical Theatre Album category.
The musical was shown in 1968 on Broadway and closed after 1,281 performances. In 1969, this show was first produced in London and ran for 560 performances.
This musical tells the story of a junior staff working in an insurance company who wants to progress in the corporate field and allows his apartment to be used by his married superior.
6. Don't Make Me Over
Dionne Warwick Don't Make Me Over is a Single song by Dionne Warwick from the album Presenting recorded in August and released on October 1962.
The song is 2 minutes and 46 seconds long and it was co-written and produced by Burt and Hal.
The song peaked fifth number in the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) chart, number 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and 38th number in Canada (CHUM) chart.
This song shows the inspiration to accept me for what I am saying and not make me repeat in multiple verses of the song. The song starts with Don't Make Me Over and ends with the line Oh Accept me for the things that I do.
Various versions of the song were recorded. Few are as follows:
- Sybil version (1989)
- Louise Cordet (1964)
- Liverpudlian band- the Swinging Blue Jeans (1966)
- Brenda & the Tabulations (1970)
- Jennifer Warnes (1979)
7. A House Is Not A Home
Dionne Warwick A House Is Not A Home song is from the album Make Way for Dionne Warwick, released in 1964.
A House Is Not A Home was released by Scepter Records, and co-written and produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
It is of the Soul genre recorded in Bell Sound Studio located in New York City. The song is 3 minutes and 8 seconds in length and starts with:
A chair is still a chair
Even though there's no one sitting there
But a chair is not a house
And a house is not a home
When there's no one there to hold you tight
And no one there you can kiss goodnight
Here, home refers to being loved and taken care of.
The song was a hit in the United States and peaked at 71 number on the pop singles chart.
The song achieved higher recognition through a recording by Luther Vandross in 1981. It was certified gold by RIAA in the United States for 500,000 certified sales.
8. The Windows Of The World
Dionne Warwick The Windows Of The World is a song from the Eighth studio album named The Windows Of The World. It was released on August 31, 1967.
The Windows Of The World is of Pop and R&B genre. It was co-written and produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
The song's first verse is:
The windows of the world are covered with rain
Where is the sunshine we once knew?
Everybody knows when little children play
They need a sunny day to grow straight and tall
Let the sun shine through
The song represents the departure of Warwick to build her career and shows what is seen through the window of the world.
According to the Weekly chart in 1967, the song reached number 32 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and US Adult Contemporary (Billboard). Similarly, it peaked at 20th and 27th numbers in Canada's Top Singles (RPM) and the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard) respectively.
9. Let Me Go To Him
Dionne Warwick Let Me Go To Him is the Eighth track on side two of Dionne Warwick's thirteenth studio album I'll Never Fall in Love Again.
Let Me Go To Him is written and produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Its length is 3 minutes and 25 seconds and is Funk or Soul, Blues, and Pop genre.
The song was released in 1970 by Scepter Records. Its lyrics start with:
He needs me more than you do
And I know that he loves me
You never have
and ends in
Let me go to him
I can't live without his love
So I'm beggin' you to let me go to him
Let me go to him
This song shows how one lover wants to be free from barriers and wants to be with another. Here, you will see the narrator begging to let her go to her lover at the end.
10. You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)
Dionne Warwick You'll Never Get To Heaven song is from the album Make Way for Dionne Warwick. It was released by Scepter in August 1964 and the genre is soul and pop.
You'll Never Get To Heaven peaked at number 34 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was composed by Burt with Hal David's lyrics.
According to chart performance in 1964, the song peaked at the tenth position on the US Billboard R&B Chart, fifteenth on the Canada RPM Top Singles Chart, and 28th on the US Cash Box Top 100 Chart.
The song's length is 2 minutes and 58 seconds and begins with
Mother told me always to follow the golden rule
And she said it's really a sin to be mean and cruel
Here, the singer shows the advice given to her by her mother. This song also indicates sin, cruelty, and heaven relations.
11. Dionne Warwick Songs Written By Burt Bacharach
Apart from the top songs written above, Burt Bacharach has also written several other songs for Dionne Warwick.
Here is a list of all other songs written by Burt Bacharach and sung by Dionne Warwick:
- This Empty Place
- Wishin and Hopin
- Make the Music Play
- Any Old Time of the Day
- A House is Not a Home
- Don't Go Breaking My Heart
- Here I am
- Are You There (With Another Girl)
- Another Night
- Go With Love
- The Beginning of Loneliness
- I say a Little Prayer
- Let Me Be Lonely
- Who is Gonna Love Me?
- The April Fools
- Odds and Ends
- Let Me Go to Him
- Paper Mache
- The Green Grass Starts to Grow
- Who Gets the Guy