Make Way for Dionne Warwick

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Make Way for Dionne Warwick
Studio album by Dionne Warwick
Released August 31, 1964
Recorded 1963–1964, Bell Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 34:45
Label Scepter
Producer Burt Bacharach, Hal David
Dionne Warwick chronology
Anyone Who Had a Heart
(1964)Anyone Who Had a Heart1964
Make Way for Dionne Warwick
The Sensitive Sound of Dionne Warwick
(1965)The Sensitive Sound of Dionne Warwick1965
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Make Way for Dionne Warwick is the third album by American singer Dionne Warwick, released in 1964 on the Scepter label. It was produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.


The album is notable for including the singles "Walk On By", Warwick's second top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Also featured are "You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)", "A House Is Not a Home", "Reach Out for Me", and one of the first recordings of "(They Long to Be) Close to You." "Get Rid of Him" is actually a 1962 track by The Shirelles, with Warwick's vocal replacing that of Shirley Alston. The album was digitally remastered and reissued on CD on November 29, 2011, by Collectables Records.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, except where noted.

Side one
1."A House Is Not a Home" 3:00
2."People"Jule Styne, Bob Merrill3:22
3."They Long to Be Close to You" 2:23
4."The Last One to Be Loved" 3:20
5."Land of Make Believe" 3:03
6."Reach Out for Me" 2:52
Side two
7."You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)" 3:10
8."Walk On By" 2:58
9."Wishin' and Hopin'" 2:55
10."I Smiled Yesterday" 2:43
11."Get Rid of Him"Helen Miller, Howard Greenfield2:34
12."Make the Night a Little Longer"Gerry Goffin, Carole King2:31


Chart (1964) Peak
Billboard Top LPs[2] 68
Billboard Hot R&B LPs[2] 10


Year Title Peak positions


1964 "Walk On By" 6 1 7 9
"You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)" 34 10 20
"A House Is Not a Home" 71
"Reach Out for Me" 20 1 23


  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Make Way for Dionne Warwick > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-05-15.
  2. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Dionne Warwick". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-08-11.
  3. ^ "UK Charts > Dionne Warwick". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2010-10-03.

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