Top Ten Songs of Burt Bacharach

May 12, 2014

By Valerie Massie

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He turned 86 today, born May 12th, 1928.
FYI – Bacharach wrote the music, partner Hal David wrote the lyrics in most cases.

10. I Say A Little Prayer – peak #4 in 1967 – Dionne Warwick (Bacharach’s most prolific vocalist)

9. Blue on Blue – peak #4 in 1963 – Bobby Vinton

8. What’s New Pussycat – peak # 3 in 1965 – Tom Jones

7. Only Love Can Break A Heart – peak # 2 in 1962 – Gene Pitney

6. One Less Bell To Answer – peak # 2 in 1970 – Fifth Dimension

5. Arthur’s Theme – peak #1 for 3 weeks in 1981 – Christopher Cross

4. This Guy’s In Love With You – peak #1 for 4 weeks in 1968 – Herb Alpert

3. Close To You – peak #1 for 4 weeks in 1970 – Carpenters

2. Raindrop Keep Falling On My Head – peak #1 for 4 weeks in 1969 – BJ Thomas

1. That’s What Friends Are For – #1 for 4 week in 1986 – Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Gladys Knight


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