Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head (Johnny Mathis album)
|Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head|
|Studio album by Johnny Mathis|
|Johnny Mathis chronology|
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head is the 32nd original studio album released by singer Johnny Mathis.
The album is representative of Mathis' pop albums of the period. Around this time, he was recording cover versions of contemporary song hits combined with popular film themes of the day. Interestingly, seven of the eleven album cuts come from films released in the 1960s, the balance being made up of covers of recent hits by other artists. Musical direction was provided by Al Capps, Ernie Freeman and producer Jack Gold.
- "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" - 2:36
- "Honey Come Back" - 3:02
- "Watch What Happens" - 3:20
- "Something" - 2:34
- "Alfie" - 3:15
- "Midnight Cowboy" - 2:49
- "A Man and a Woman" - 3:25
- "Odds and Ends" - 3:04
- "Jean" - 3:44
- "Everybody's Talkin'" - 3:02
- "Bridge over Troubled Water" - 4:37
The album peaked at #38 on the Billboard album chart, Mathis' 38th album to place on the chart. He also enjoyed two hit singles from the album with "Midnight Cowboy" peaking at #20 and "Odds and Ends" at #30 on the Easy Listening chart.
The songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David had become a fixture on Mathis' albums in this period. For this album, Mathis includes three of their works. The title track was the Academy Award winning song for 1969 from the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid while "Alfie" was the title song to the 1966 film. "Odds and Ends" was a minor hit for Dionne Warwick in 1969. Mathis had also been recording the work of songwriter Jimmy Webb on his last few albums. Here he includes "Honey Come Back", a hit for Glen Campbell in 1970.
Music from two further 1969 Academy Award winning films is also heard on this album. "Jean" was featured in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie while "Everybody's Talkin'" was heard in Midnight Cowboy as well as a vocal version of a theme from that same film. Mathis also included songs from two French films: the title song from 1966's "A Man and a Woman and "Watch What Happens" from 1964's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
Other popular song hits covered by Mathis on this album are "Bridge over Troubled Water" a hit for Simon and Garfunkel and "Something" a hit for The Beatles and yet another song by that group recorded by Mathis.
- All Music Billboard Album Chart Position