I'll Never Fall in Love Again

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"I'll Never Fall in Love"
Single by Burt Bacharach
B-side "Pacific Coast Highway"
Released July 1969
Recorded 1968
Genre Pop
Writer(s) Burt Bacharach, Hal David
"I'll Never Fall in Love"
Single by Dionne Warwick
from the album I'll Never Fall in Love Again
B-side "What the World Needs Now Is Love"
Released December 1969 (1969)
Label Scepter
Dionne Warwick singles chronology
"You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling"
"I'll Never Fall in Love Again"
"Let Me Go to Him"

"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, the song's narrator ruminates on the various troubles that falling in love brings. The song charted at #93 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 during the summer of 1969.[1] The song was nominated for Song of the Year in the 1969 Grammy awards.

In January 1970, the song was a number six hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and a number-one hit for three weeks 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. It also spent four weeks at number one on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart.[3] Warwick's album of the same name containing the single won a 1971 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance-Female.

The song has charted with various other artists. Bobbie Gentry's reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for a single week in October 1969.[4] Ella Fitzgerald's 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.

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

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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