Who Can I Turn To?

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For the Tony Bennett album), see Who Can I Turn To (album).

"Who Can I Turn To?" is a popular song. It may be titled "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)".

It was written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley and published in 1964. The song was introduced in the musical The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd, which struggled in the United Kingdom in 1964 and then made a tour of the United States later that year. In 1964 Shirley Bassey recorded the song and released it as a single, however it failed to chart. Recorded by Tony Bennett, "Who Can I Turn To?" became a hit, reaching number 33 on the US pop singles chart and the top 5 of the Adult Contemporary chart. So fuelled, the musical arrived on Broadway for a successful run, and the song became one of Bennett's staples. He later re-recorded the song as a duet with Queen Latifah in 2011 on Duets II and with Gloria Estefan for his 2012 album, Viva Duets. [1]

Astrud Gilberto recorded a version that was sampled in The Black Eyed Peas song "Like That" from their album "Monkey Business".

American tenor Jan Peerce recorded "Who Can I Turn To?" for his 1965 album Pop Goes Peerce. Dionne Warwick covered the song for her 1965 album, The Sensitive Sound of Dionne Warwick. Her version reached No. 62 pop and No. 34 R&B. Wynton Marsalis covered it on his first, eponymous album (1981).

Dusty Springfield recorded the song and included it on her 1965 album Ev'rything's Coming Up Dusty.

Andy Williams released a version of the song on his 1965 album, Andy Williams' Dear Heart.

Nancy Wilson recorded the song on her 1965 album "Gentle Is My Love."

The Temptations recorded the song on their album In a Mellow Mood.

The Main Ingredient recorded the song for their 1972 album Bitter Sweet; the single was also the B-side of the R&B group's biggest hit "Everybody Plays the Fool".

Australian baritone Anthony Warlow recorded the song on his 1994 album Midnight Dreaming.

Van Morrison recorded the song on his 2006 album How Long Has This Been Going On.

Donald Braswell II recorded this song on his 2007 album New Chapter.

Harry Connick, Jr. included the song on his 2009 album, Your Songs.



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