Top Ten Songs of Burt Bacharach

May 13, 2013

By AM740 Staff

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In honour of Burt Bacharach‘s 85th birthday (May 12, 1928), we rounded up his top ten hits. Bacharach wrote most of the music while partner Hal David wrote the lyrics. What is your favourite Burt Bacharach tune?

10. I Say a Little Prayer – #4 in 1967 – Dionne Warwick (Bacharach’s most prolific vocalist)

9. Blue on Blue – #4 in 1963 – Bobby Vinton

8. What’s New Pussycat – # 3 in 1965 – Tom Jones

7. Only Love Can Break a Heart – # 2 in 1962 – Gene Pitney

6. One Less Bell to Answer – # 2 in 1970 – The Fifth Dimension

5. Arthur’s Theme – #1 for 3 weeks in 1981 – Christopher Cross

4.This Guy’s in Love With You – #1 for 4 weeks in 1968 – Herb Alpert

3. Close to You – #1 for 4 weeks in 1970 – The Carpenters

2. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head – #1 for 4 weeks in 1969 – BJ Thomas

1. That’s What Friends are For – #1 for 4 week in 1986 – Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Gladys Knight

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