FlinterFile: B.J. Thomas- Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
In 1969, Burt Bacharach and Hal David wrote a song for a movie. They gave it to Ray Stevens, who turned it down, and Bob Dylan, who did the same. At the time, Dionne Warwick was recording songs on the same label as B.J. Thomas. She took one of his tapes and gave it to Bacharach, who then offered him the song. He recorded it when he just had been ill, which made his voice sound raspy. A few weeks later he recorded the single version. The raspy version was good for the movie, the other version (made from three different takes) was good for the number 1 position in the US. Enjoy
B.J. Thomas- Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Posted on August 30, 2015, in 1960-1969, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1969, b.j. thomas, bob dylan, burt bacharach, Dionne Warwick, FlinterFiles Song Archive, hal david, hit, movie, Music, number 1, raindrops keep falling on my head, ray stevens, sixties, soundtrack. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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