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FlinterFile: Dionne Warwick- Anyone Who Had A Heart

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In 1964, Burt Bacharach and Hal David wrote a big hit for Dionne Warwick. The shifting of the time signature was accidental, Burt Bacharach normally did not even pay attention to the bars. The song is both soft and loud, rich and emotional, it has everything a good song should have. After Dionne Warwick released the original, Cilla Black, who worked in the Cavern Club, took the song and made it an even bigger hit, a number 1 in the UK. Dionne Warwick made it a number 42 hit in the UK, and a number 8 hit in the US. Enjoy

Dionne Warwick- Anyone Who Had A Heart

FlinterFile: B.J. Thomas- Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

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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