List of songs written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil

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This is a list of songs written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, in most cases as a songwriting duo. The pair have also collaborated with other songwriters. Both Mann and Weil have also written chart hit songs as individuals with other writers, and Mann has written on his own.

Chart hits and other notable songs written by Mann and Weil[edit]

Year Song[1][2] Original artist[1] U.S. Pop[3] U.S. R&B[4] UK Singles Chart[5] Other charting versions, and notes
1961 "Bless You" Tony Orlando 15 - 5
1962 "A Girl Has To Know" The G-Clefs 81 - -
"If a Woman Answers (Hang Up the Phone)" Leroy Van Dyke 35 - - #3 Country
"Uptown" The Crystals 13 18 -
"Conscience" James Darren 11 - 30
"Where Have You Been All My Life" Arthur Alexander 58 - -
"Johnny Loves Me" Shelley Fabares 21 - -
"Mary's Little Lamb" James Darren 39 - -
"My Dad" Paul Petersen 6 19 -
"He's Sure the Boy I Love" The Crystals 11 18 -
"Teenage Has-Been" Barry Mann - - - Written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Gerry Goffin
1963 "Proud" Johnny Crawford 29 - -
"Blame It on the Bossa Nova" Eydie Gorme 7 16 32
"Don't Be Afraid, Little Darlin'" Steve Lawrence 26 - -
"On Broadway" The Drifters 9 7 - Written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
1978: George Benson, #7 US, #2 R&B
"Amy" Paul Petersen 65 - -
"Heart" Kenny Chandler 64 - - 1963: Wayne Newton, #82 US
1966: Rita Pavone, #27 UK
"Don't Make My Baby Blue" Frankie Laine 51 - - 1965: The Shadows, #10 UK
"I'm Gonna Be Strong" Frankie Laine - - - 1964: Gene Pitney, #9 US, #2 UK
1995: Cyndi Lauper, #37 UK
"Only in America" Jay and the Americans 25 - - Written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
"Cindy's Gonna Cry" Johnny Crawford 72 - -
"I'll Take You Home" The Drifters 25 24 37 1965: Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers, #42 UK
"The Girl Sang the Blues" The Everly Brothers - - 25
1964 "I Want You to Meet My Baby " Eydie Gorme 17 - -
"Walking in The Rain" The Ronettes 23 3 - Written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Phil Spector
1967: The Walker Brothers, #26 UK
1969: Jay and the Americans, #19 US
1973: The Partridge Family, #10 UK
"You Baby" The Ronettes - - - Written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Phil Spector
1975: John Holt, #53 UK
"Saturday Night at the Movies" The Drifters 18 8 - 1972: The Drifters, #3 UK (reissue)
1996: Robson & Jerome, #1 UK
"Talk To Me Baby" Barry Mann 94 - -
"You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" The Righteous Brothers 1 2 1 Written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Phil Spector
1965: Cilla Black, #2 UK
1969: The Righteous Brothers, #10 UK (reissue)
1969: Dionne Warwick, #16 US, #13 R&B
1971: Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway, #71 US
1977: The Righteous Brothers, #42 UK (reissue)
1979: Long John Baldry, #89 US
1980: Hall & Oates, #12 US, #55 UK
1988: The Righteous Brothers, #87 UK (reissue)
1990: The Righteous Brothers, #3 UK (reissue)
1965 "Born To Be Together" The Ronettes 52 - - Written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Phil Spector
"Come On Over To My Place" The Drifters 60 - 40 1972: The Drifters, #9 UK (reissue)
"See That Girl" The Righteous Brothers - - - from the 1965 LP Just Once in My Life
"Love Her" The Walker Brothers - - 20
"Looking Through the Eyes of Love" Gene Pitney 28 - 3 1972: The Partridge Family, #39 US, #9 UK
"It's Gonna Be Fine" Glenn Yarbrough 54 - -
"We Gotta Get out of This Place" The Animals 13 - 2 1980: Angelic Upstarts, #65 UK
1990: The Animals, #85 UK (reissue)
"Home of the Brave" Bonnie & the Treasures 77 - - 1965: Jody Miller, #25 US
"Magic Town" Jody Miller - - - 1966: The Vogues, #21 US
1966 "(You're My) Soul and Inspiration" The Righteous Brothers 1 13 15 1977: Donny and Marie Osmond, #38 US
"Kicks" Paul Revere & the Raiders 4 - -
"Hungry" Paul Revere & the Raiders 6 - -
"Angelica" Barry Mann - - - 1970: Oliver, #97 US
"How Can I Tell Her It's Over" Andy Williams - - -
"It's Not Easy" Normie Rowe[6] - - - 1968: The Will-O-Bees, #95 US
"Shades of Gray" The Will-O-Bees - - - 1967: The Monkees, on the album Headquarters
1967 "It's A Happening World" The Tokens 69 - -
"Good Good Lovin'" The Blossoms - 45 -
1968 "Brown Eyed Woman" Bill Medley 43 37 -
"Shape of Things to Come" Max Frost and the Troopers 22 - -
"Peace Brother Peace" Bill Medley 48 - -
"Make Your Own Kind of Music" The Will-O-Bees - - - 1969: Mama Cass, #36 US
1972: Barbra Streisand, #92 US
"It's Getting Better" The Vogues - - - 1969: Mama Cass, #30 US, #8 UK
1969 "Just a Little Lovin'" Dusty Springfield - - - Opening track on the 1969 LP Dusty in Memphis
"I Just Can't Help Believing" Bobby Vee - - - 1970: B. J. Thomas, #9 US
1971: Elvis Presley, #6 UK
1983: Boys Town Gang, #82 UK
1970 "New World Coming" Mama Cass 42 - -
"Feelings" Barry Mann 93 - -
"I Really Want to Know You" The Partridge Family - - - from the 1970 LP The Partridge Family Album (performed by The Love Generation)
"I'm on the Road" The Partridge Family - - - from the 1970 LP The Partridge Family Album (performed by The Love Generation)
1972 "Rock and Roll Lullaby" B. J. Thomas 15 - -
"So Long Dixie" Blood Sweat & Tears 44 - -
1974 "Nobody But You" Barry Mann - - - 1977: John Edwards, #85 R&B
1977: Gladys Knight & The Pips, #34 UK
"We're Over" Johnny Rodriguez - - - #3 Country
1975 "Mamacita" The Grass Roots 71 - -
1976 "The Princess and the Punk" Barry Mann 78 - -
1977 "Here You Come Again" B. J. Thomas - - - 1977: Dolly Parton, #3 US, #1 Country, #75 UK
1981 "Don't Know Much" Bill Medley 88 - - 1989: Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, #2 US, #2 UK
"Just Once" Quincy Jones featuring James Ingram 17 11 76
1982 "Right Here and Now" Bill Medley 58 - -
"Never Gonna Let You Go" Dionne Warwick - - - 1983: Sergio Mendes, #4 US, #28 R&B
1983 "All I Need To Know" Bette Midler 77 - - Written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Tom Snow
1984 "Black Butterfly" Deniece Williams - 22 -
"We're Going All the Way" Jeffrey Osborne 48 16 -
"Late At Night" George Benson - - 86
"Olympia" Sergio Mendes 58 - -
"The Last Time I Made Love" Joyce Kennedy & Jeffrey Osborne 40 2 - Written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Jeff Barry
1985 "Baby Come And Get It" The Pointer Sisters 44 24 76 Written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and James Ingram
"It's Your Night" James Ingram - - 82
1986 "Somewhere Out There" Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram 2 - 8 Written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and James Horner for the movie, An American Tail – a double Grammy Award winner
1991 "Closer Than Close" Peabo Bryson - 10 -
1992 "Lost In The Night" Peabo Bryson - 43 - Written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Hans Zimmer
1993 "None of Us Are Free" Ray Charles - - - Written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Brenda Russell
1997 "I Will Come to You" Hanson 9 - 5 Written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, and Zac Hanson

Chart hits and other notable songs written by Barry Mann with others or alone[edit]

Year Song[1][2] Original artist[1] U.S. Pop U.S. R&B UK Singles Chart Other charting versions, and notes
1959 "She Say (Oom Dooby Doom)" The Diamonds 18 - - Written by Barry Mann and Mike Anthony
"Don't Destroy Me" Billy "Crash" Craddock 94 - - Written by Barry Mann and Joe Shapiro
1960 "Footsteps" Steve Lawrence 7 - 4 Written by Barry Mann and Hank Hunter
1960: Ronnie Carroll, #36 UK
1981: Showaddywaddy, #31 UK
"The Way of a Clown" Teddy Randazzo 44 - - Written by Barry Mann and Howard Greenfield
"Girls Girls Girls" Steve Lawrence - - 49 Written by Barry Mann and Howard Greenfield
"Come Back Silly Girl" Steve Lawrence - - - Written by Barry Mann
1962: The Lettermen, #17 US
"Counting Teardrops" Barry Mann - - - Written by Barry Mann and Howard Greenfield
1960: Emile Ford & the Checkmates, #4 UK
"Warpaint" Barry Mann - - - Written by Barry Mann and Howard Greenfield
1961: The Brook Brothers, #5 UK
1961 "Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)" Barry Mann 7 - - Written by Barry Mann and Gerry Goffin
1961: The Viscounts, #21 UK
1982: Showaddywaddy, #37 UK
"Sweet Little You" Neil Sedaka 59 - - Written by Barry Mann and Larry Kolber
"I Love How You Love Me" The Paris Sisters 5 - - Written by Barry Mann and Larry Kolber
1961: Jimmy Crawford, #18 UK
1964: Maureen Evans, #34 UK
1966: Paul & Barry Ryan, #21 UK
1968: Bobby Vinton, #9 US
"I Could Have Loved You So Well" Ray Peterson 57 - - Written by Barry Mann and Gerry Goffin
1962 "Let Me Be The One" The Paris Sisters 87 - - Written by Barry Mann and Larry Kolber
1969: Peaches and Herb, #74 US, #40 R&B
"I'll Never Dance Again" Bobby Rydell 14 - - Written by Barry Mann and Mike Anthony
"Patches" Dickey Lee 6 10 - Written by Barry Mann and Larry Kolber
1963 "The Grass Is Greener" Brenda Lee 17 - - Written by Barry Mann and Mike Anthony
1968 "Something Better" Marianne Faithfull - - - Written by Barry Mann and Gerry Goffin
1970 "When You Get Right Down To It" The Delfonics 53 12 - Written by Barry Mann
1971: Ronnie Dyson, #94 US, #37 R&B, #34 UK
1977 "How Much Love" Leo Sayer 17 - 10 Written by Barry Mann and Leo Sayer
"Sometimes When We Touch" Dan Hill 3 - 13 Written by Barry Mann and Dan Hill
1997: Newton, UK #32
1978 "Let the Song Last Forever" Dan Hill 91 - - Written by Barry Mann and Dan Hill
1984 "There's No Easy Way" James Ingram 58 14 - Written by Barry Mann
1988 "Love Is on Our Side Again" Julio Iglesias - - 81 Written by Barry Mann and Jim Sullins
1992 "Never Saw a Miracle" Curtis Stigers - - 34 Written by Barry Mann and Curtis Stigers

Chart hits and other notable songs written by Cynthia Weil with others[edit]

Year Song[7][2] Original artist[1] U.S. Pop U.S. R&B UK Singles Chart Other charting versions, and notes
1961 "Happy Times (Are Here to Stay)" Tony Orlando 82 - - Written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King and Cynthia Weil
1980 "He's So Shy" The Pointer Sisters 3 10 - Written by Cynthia Weil and Tom Snow
1981 "Somewhere Down the Road" Barry Manilow 72 - - Written by Cynthia Weil and Tom Snow
1982 "One to One" Carole King 45 - - Written by Carole King and Cynthia Weil
1983 "Running with the Night" Lionel Richie 7 6 9 Written by Lionel Richie and Cynthia Weil
1984 "If Ever You're in My Arms Again" Peabo Bryson 10 6 - Written by Cynthia Weil, Michael Masser and Tom Snow
"All of You" Julio Iglesias and Diana Ross 19 38 43 Written by Cynthia Weil and Tony Renis
1985 "Through the Fire" Chaka Khan 60 15 77 Written by Cynthia Weil, David Foster and Tom Keane
2003: Kanye West, "Through the Wire", US #15, R&B #8, UK #9
Written by Weil, Foster, Keane, and Kanye West
"Love Always Finds a Way" Peabo Bryson - 63 - Written by Cynthia Weil and Tom Snow
1986 "So Far So Good" Sheena Easton 43 - - Written by Cynthia Weil and Tom Snow
"Love Will Conquer All" Lionel Richie 9 2 45 Written by Cynthia Weil, Greg Phillinganes and Lionel Richie
1992 "Just for Tonight" Vanessa Williams 26 11 - Written by Cynthia Weil and Keith Thomas
1998 "Wrong Again" Martina McBride 36 - - Written by Cynthia Weil and Tommy Lee James
#1 Country

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Songs written by Barry Mann, MusicVF.com. Retrieved 27 August 2014
  2. ^ a b c Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil Discography. Retrieved 27 August 2014
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (1st ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-155-1.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-1995. Record Research.
  5. ^ Betts, Graham (2004). Complete UK Hit Singles 1952-2004 (1st ed.). London: Collins. ISBN 0-00-717931-6.
  6. ^ "Normie Rowe: It's Not Easy". PopArchives.com.au. Lyn Nuttall. Retrieved 2016-09-19.
  7. ^ Songs written by Cynthia Weil, MusicVF.com. Retrieved 1 September 2014