Burt Bacharach index

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latest edit: 17 December 2020
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With specific lyricists, 1957-1962, including hits:

Burt Bacharach & Hal David

With lyricist Bob Hilliard

Featured song:

Burt Bacharach – selected external links

Bacharach and Dickinson, 1966, on set of The Chase-1

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Burt Bacharach… This Is Now — PBS Great Performances series, Season 25, Episode 18, originally aired on 17 May 1997

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* (There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me” – Sandie Shaw’s recording was a big hit in several countries, but not in the US, where it failed to reach the top forty (#51). It was #1 in the UK, Canada, and South Africa, and also did quite well in Australia (#16), Ireland (#7) and the Netherlands (#10).

** The page titled Burt Bacharach’s Hit Recordings at the site Burt Bacharach: A House is Not a Homepage contains a list that includes 100 hit recordings of songs with music by Burt Bacharach, but (for unknown reasons) also includes a number of other recordings that weren’t hits. To be a hit on the Billboard charts a recording must enter the top 40 for at least one week. At the top of the list we find the following breakdown:

Top 40 Hits: 66
Top 10 Hits: 28
No. 1 Hits: 6

However, every top 10 and no. 1 hit is, ipso facto, a top 40 hit. Therefore, without having counted them, I gather that the number of top 40 hit recordings in the list is 66 + 28 + 6 = 100. Fewer than one hundred songs are represented among these one hundred hits because for some songs there were multiple recordings that became hits.

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  1. musicdoc1
    Nov 04, 2022 @ 04:50:24

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