List of songs written by Burt Bacharach

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This is a list of songs written by Burt Bacharach.

Chart hits and other notable songs written by Burt Bacharach[edit]

Year Song[1] Original artist[1] Co-writer(s) with Bacharach[1] U.S. Pop[2] UK Singles Chart[3] Other charting versions,[1] and notes
1957 "The Story of My Life" Marty Robbins Hal David 15 - 1958: Michael Holliday, #1 UK
1958: Gary Miller, #14 UK
1958: Dave King, #20 UK
1958: Alma Cogan, #25 UK
1958 "Magic Moments" Perry Como Hal David 4 1 1958: Ronnie Hilton, #22 UK
"Wendy Wendy" The Four Coins 72 -
"The Blob" The Five Blobs Mack David 33 -
1959 "With Open Arms" Jane Morgan Hal David 39 -
1960 "We're Only Young Once" The Avons Robert Colby - 45
1961 "Please Stay" The Drifters Bob Hilliard 14 - 1966: The Cryin' Shames, #26 UK
2001: Mekon ft. Marc Almond, #91 UK
"I Wake Up Crying" Chuck Jackson Hal David 59 -
"Tower of Strength" Gene McDaniels Bob Hilliard 5 - 1961: Frankie Vaughan, #1 UK
"You're Following Me" Perry Como Bob Hilliard 92 -
"Three Wheels on My Wagon" Dick Van Dyke Bob Hilliard - -
"Baby It's You" The Shirelles Mack David, Luther Dixon 8 - 1964: Dave Berry, #23 UK
1969: Smith, #5 pop
1995: The Beatles (live), #67 pop, #7 UK
"You Don't Have to Be a Tower of Strength" Gloria Lynne Bob Hilliard 100 -
1962 "Another Tear Falls" Gene McDaniels Hal David - - 1966: The Walker Brothers, #12 UK
"Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird)" Chuck Jackson Bob Hilliard 23 - 1969: Percy Sledge, #86 pop
1982: Ronnie Milsap, #14 pop
"(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance" Gene Pitney Hal David 4 -
"I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" Tommy Hunt Hal David - - 1964: Dusty Springfield, #3 UK
1966: Dionne Warwick, #26 pop
1970: Gary Puckett, #61 pop
2003: The White Stripes, #13 UK
"Make It Easy on Yourself" Jerry Butler Hal David 20 - 1965: The Walker Brothers, #16 pop, #1 UK
1970: Dionne Warwick, #37 US
"Don't You Believe It " Andy Williams Bob Hilliard 39 -
"Only Love Can Break a Heart" Gene Pitney Hal David 2 - 1967: Margaret Whiting, #96 pop
1977: Bobby Vinton, #99 pop
"Keep Away from Other Girls" Helen Shapiro Bob Hilliard - 40
"The Love of a Boy" Timi Yuro Hal David 44 -
"Don't Make Me Over" Dionne Warwick Hal David 21 - 1966: The Swinging Blue Jeans, #31 UK
1970: Brenda & the Tabulations, #77 pop
1979: Jennifer Warnes, #67 pop
1989: Sybil, #20 pop, #19 UK
1963 "This Empty Place" Dionne Warwick Hal David 84 -
"Wishin' and Hopin'" Dionne Warwick Hal David - - 1964: Dusty Springfield, #6 pop
1964: The Merseybeats, #13 UK
"Blue on Blue" Bobby Vinton Hal David 3 -
"Be True to Yourself" Bobby Vee Hal David 34 -
"True Love Never Runs Smooth" Gene Pitney Hal David 21 -
"Saturday Sunshine" Burt Bacharach Hal David 93 -
"Make the Music Play" Dionne Warwick Hal David 81 -
"Blue Guitar" Richard Chamberlain Hal David 42 -
"(They Long to Be) Close to You" Richard Chamberlain Hal David - - 1970: The Carpenters, #1 pop, #6 UK
1972: Jerry Butler featuring Brenda Lee Eager, #91 pop
1976: B. T. Express, #82 pop
1986: Gwen Guthrie, #25 UK
1990: The Carpenters, #25 UK (reissue)
"Reach Out for Me" Lou Johnson Hal David 74 - 1964: Dionne Warwick, #20 pop, #23 UK
"Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa" Gene Pitney Hal David 17 5
"Wives and Lovers" Jack Jones Hal David 14 -
"Anyone Who Had a Heart" Dionne Warwick Hal David 8 42 1964: Cilla Black, #1 UK
2008: Atomic Kitten, #77 UK
1964 "Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed" Linda Scott Hal David 100 -
"Walk On By" Dionne Warwick Hal David 6 9 1969: Isaac Hayes, #30 pop
1975: Gloria Gaynor, #98 US
1978: The Stranglers, #21 UK
1979: AWB, #92 pop, #46 UK
1982: D Train, #44 UK
1989: Dina Carroll, #95 UK
1990: Sybil, #74 pop, #6 UK
1997: Gabrielle, #7 UK
"A House Is Not a Home" Dionne Warwick Hal David 71 - 1964: Brook Benton, #75 pop
2010: The Glee Cast, #53 pop, #77 UK
"You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)" Dionne Warwick Hal David 34 20 1973: The Stylistics, #23 pop
"Me Japanese Boy I Love You" Bobby Goldsboro Hal David 74 -
"(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" Lou Johnson Hal David 49 - 1964: Sandie Shaw, #1 UK
1968: Dionne Warwick, #65 pop
1970: R. B. Greaves, #27 pop
1983: Naked Eyes, #8 pop, #59 UK
1988: The Housemartins, #35 UK
1994: Sandie Shaw, #66 UK (reissue)
1995: Tin Tin Out, #14 UK
"A Message to Martha (Kentucky Bluebird)" Lou Johnson Hal David - 36 1964: Adam Faith, #12 UK
1966: Dionne Warwick, "Message to Michael", #8 pop
"Rome Will Never Leave You" Richard Chamberlain Hal David 99 -
1965 "Long After Tonight Is All Over" Jimmy Radcliffe Hal David - 40
"Trains and Boats and Planes" Burt Bacharach Hal David - 4 1965: Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, #47 pop, #12 UK
1966: Dionne Warwick, #22 pop
"What the World Needs Now Is Love" Jackie DeShannon Hal David 7 - 1971: Tom Clay, #8 pop
1998: Dionne Warwick & the Hip-Hop Nation United, #87 pop
"What's New Pussycat?" Tom Jones Hal David 3 11
"My Little Red Book" Manfred Mann Hal David - - 1966: Love, #52 pop
"Here I Am" Dionne Warwick Hal David 65 -
"A Lifetime of Loneliness" Jackie DeShannon Hal David 66 -
"Looking with My Eyes" Dionne Warwick Hal David 64 -
"Are You There (With Another Girl)" Dionne Warwick Hal David 39 -
1966 "Promise Her Anything" Tom Jones Hal David 74 -
"Alfie" Cilla Black Hal David 95 9 1966: Cher, #32 pop
1967: Dionne Warwick, #15 pop
1968: Eivets Rednow, #66 pop
2004: Alison Moyet, #99 UK
"Come and Get Me" Jackie DeShannon Hal David 83 -
"Another Night" Dionne Warwick Hal David 49 -
1967 "The Beginning of Loneliness" Dionne Warwick Hal David 79 -
"Casino Royale" Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass 27 27
"The Look of Love" Dusty Springfield Hal David 22 - 1968: Sérgio Mendes, #4 pop
1971: Isaac Hayes, #79 pop
1973: Gladys Knight & the Pips, #21 UK
1996: T-Empo, #71 UK
2001: Diana Krall, #22 Adult Contemporary
"The Windows of the World" Dionne Warwick Hal David 32 -
"I Say a Little Prayer" Dionne Warwick Hal David 4 - 1968: Aretha Franklin, #10 pop, #4 UK
1971: Glen Campbell and Anne Murray, #81 pop
1988: Bomb the Bass, #10 UK
1997: Diana King, #38 pop, #17 UK
"One Less Bell to Answer" Keely Smith Hal David - - 1970: The 5th Dimension, #2 pop
1968 "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" Dionne Warwick Hal David 10 8
"This Guy's in Love with You" Herb Alpert Hal David 1 3 1969: Dionne Warwick, "This Girl's in Love with You", #7 pop
"Let Me Be Lonely" Dionne Warwick Hal David 71 -
"Who Is Gonna Love Me?" Dionne Warwick Hal David 33 56
"To Wait for Love" Herb Alpert Hal David 51 - 1964: Tony Orlando
"Promises, Promises" Dionne Warwick Hal David 19 -
1969 "The April Fools" Dionne Warwick Hal David 37 -
"I'll Never Fall in Love Again" Burt Bacharach Hal David 93 - 1969: Bobbie Gentry, #1 UK
1969: Dionne Warwick, #6 pop
1990: Deacon Blue (on Four Bacharach & David Songs), #2 UK
"Odds and Ends" Dionne Warwick Hal David 43 -
"I'm a Better Man (For Having Loved You)" Engelbert Humperdinck Hal David 38 15
"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" B. J. Thomas Hal David 1 38 1970: Sacha Distel, #10 UK
1970: Bobbie Gentry, #40 UK
1970 "Everybody's Out of Town" B. J. Thomas Hal David 26 -
"Let Me Go To Him" Dionne Warwick Hal David 32 -
"Paper Mache" Dionne Warwick Hal David 43 -
"The Wine Is Young" Dionne Warwick Hal David 1970 - B side to Paper Mache
"The Green Grass Starts to Grow" Dionne Warwick Hal David 43 -
1971 "Who Gets the Guy" Dionne Warwick Hal David 57 -
"Long Ago Tomorrow" B. J. Thomas Hal David 61 -
1973 "Living Together, Growing Together" The 5th Dimension Hal David 32 -
"Lost Horizon" Shawn Phillips Hal David 63 -
1980 "I Don't Need You Anymore" Jackie DeShannon Paul Anka 86 -
1981 "Stronger Than Before" Carole Bayer Sager Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager 30 -
"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" Christopher Cross Christopher Cross, Carole Bayer Sager, Peter Allen 1 7
"Making Love" Roberta Flack Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager 13 -
1982 "Night Shift" Quarterflash Carole Bayer Sager, Marvin Ross 30 -
"Heartlight" Neil Diamond Carole Bayer Sager, Neil Diamond 5 47
"That's What Friends Are For" Rod Stewart Carole Bayer Sager - - 1985: Dionne Warwick and Friends (Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Gladys Knight), #1 US pop, #1 R&B, #16 UK
1983 "Front Page Story" Neil Diamond Carole Bayer Sager, Neil Diamond 65 -
1984 "A Chance for Heaven" Christopher Cross Carole Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross 76 -
"Turn Around" Neil Diamond Carole Bayer Sager, Neil Diamond 62 -
1986 "On My Own" Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald Carole Bayer Sager 1 2
"Love Always" El DeBarge Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager 43 -
1987 "Love Power" Dionne Warwick and Jeffrey Osborne Carole Bayer Sager 12 -
"Over You" Ray Parker Jr. Carole Bayer Sager, Ray Parker Jr. - 65
1994 "Don't Say Goodbye Girl" Tevin Campbell Sally Jo Dakota, Narada Michael Walden 71 -
1998 "Toledo" Elvis Costello Elvis Costello - 72

1971 "Nikki" Burt Bacharach

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Songs written by Burt Bacharach, MusicVF.com. Retrieved 8 September 2014
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (1st ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-155-1. 
  3. ^ Betts, Graham (2004). Complete UK Hit Singles 1952-2004 (1st ed.). London: Collins. ISBN 0-00-717931-6.