I'll Never Fall in Love Again

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"I'll Never Fall in Love Again"
Single by Burt Bacharach
Released 1968
Genre Pop music
Writer(s) Burt Bacharach, Hal David
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"I'll Never Fall in Love Again"
Single by Dionne Warwick
from the album I'll Never Fall in Love Again
Released 1969 (1969)
Label Scepter

"I'll Never Fall in Love Again" is a popular song by the composer Burt Bacharach and the lyricist Hal David. Originally written for the 1968 musical Promises, Promises, it became one of Bacharach and David's most enduring songs. It was introduced in the show by Jerry Orbach and Jill O'Hara.[citation needed] It was nominated for Song of the Year in the 1969 Grammy awards. A version with studio singers was released as a single under Burt Bacharach's name in 1969 and achieved a low chart position.

"I'll Never Fall in Love Again" was a hit for Bobbie Gentry when it reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for a single week in October 1969.[1] In January 1970, it was a number six hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and a number-one hit on the Easy Listening chart for Dionne Warwick.[2] Warwick's version, arranged and produced by Bacharach and recorded in 1969 with the session musician Gary Chester on drums, also reached number three on the Canadian Chart and crossed over into the Top 20 R&B Chart and became an international million seller. Warwick's album of the same name containing the single won a 1971 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance-Female. Ella Fitzgerald's version became a minor hit in September 1969 and charted briefly. It was also the best-charting single in a cover version for the Scottish band Deacon Blue, peaking at number two in the UK Singles Chart in 1990.


The song's narrator ruminates on the various troubles that falling in love brings.

Covers of note[edit]

Apart from the above versions, this song has been covered many times:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 237. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–2001. Record Research. p. 254. 

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Preceded by
"Je t'aime... moi non plus" by
Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg
UK number-one single
by Bobbie Gentry

October 18, 1969 (one week)
Succeeded by
"Sugar, Sugar"
by The Archies