Hit records

Burt Bacharach’s Hit Recordings

The following is a list of U.S. hit recordings of Bacharach songs. The majority of chart data is from Joel Whitburn’s Top Pop Singles 1965-1996 (Record Research). Robin Platts also developed much of this information for his fine article on Burt in Discoveries magazine.

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

Song Performer Highest Chart Position Debut on Chart
Story of My Life Marty Robbins 15 11/11/57
Magic Moments Perry Como 4 1/20/58
(Theme from) The Blob The Five Blobs 33 10/6/58
With Open Arms Jane Morgan 39 7/27/59
Please Stay The Drifters 14 6/5/61
I Wake Up Crying Chuck Jackson 59 8/21/61
Tower of Strength Gene McDaniels 5 10/2/61
Baby It’s You The Shirelles 8 12/18/61
(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance Gene Pitney 4 4/28/62
Any Day Now Chuck Jackson 23 4/28/62
Make It Easy On Yourself Jerry Butler 20 7/7/62
I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself Tommy Hunt 119 8/62*
It’s Love That Really Counts (In the Long Run) The Shirelles 102 8/62*
Only Love Can Break a Heart Gene Pitney 2 9/15/62
Don’t You Believe It Andy Williams 39 11/03/62
The Love of a Boy Timi Yuro 44 12/1/62
Don’t Make Me Over Dionne Warwick 21 12/8/62
Forgive Me (For Giving You Such a Bad Time) Babs Tino 117 1962
This Empty Place Dionne Warwick 84 3/23/63
Blue on Blue Bobby Vinton 3 5/18/63
Be True To Yourself Bobby Vee 34 6/22/63
True Love Never Runs Smooth Gene Pitney 21 7/6/63
Saturday Sunshine Burt Bacharach 93 7/27/63
Make the Music Play Dionne Warwick 81 8/3/63
Blue Guitar Richard Chamberlain 42 9/28/63
Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa Gene Pitney 17 10/19/63
Reach Out For Me Lou Johnson 74 10/19/63
Wives and Lovers Jack Jones 14 11/2/63
Anyone Who Had a Heart Dionne Warwick 8 12/7/63
Walk On By Dionne Warwick 6 4/25/64
Wishin’ and Hopin’ Dusty Springfield 6 6/20/64
A House Is Not A Home Brook Benton 75 7/18/64
A House Is Not A Home Dionne Warwick 71 8/1/64
Me Japanese Boy I Love You Bobby Goldsboro 74 8/8/64
You’ll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart) Dionne Warwick 34 8/15/64
(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me Lou Johnson 49 8/22/64
Kentucky Bluebird (Send A Message to Martha) Lou Johnson 104 10/64*
Reach Out For Me Dionne Warwick 20 10/24/64
(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me Sandie Shaw 51 11/28/64
Kentucky Bluebird Lou Johnson 104 1964*
Send Me No Flowers Doris Day 135 1964*
You Can Have Him Dionne Warwick 75 3/13/65
What the World Needs Now Is Love Jackie DeShannon 7 5/22/65
What’s New Pussycat? Tom Jones 3 6/19/65
Trains and Boats and Planes Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas 47 6/26/65
My Little Red Book Manfred Mann 124 7/65*
Here I Am Dionne Warwick 65 ¥ 7/3/65
A Lifetime of Lonliness Jackie DeShannon 66 10/2/65
Looking With My Eyes Dionne Warwick 64 10/2/65
Make It Easy on Yourself The Walker Brothers 16 10/16/65
Are You There (With Another Girl) Dionne Warwick 39 12/11/65
Made in Paris Trini Lopez 113 1/66*
Promise Her Anything Tom Jones 74 2/19/66
A Message to Michael Dionne Warwick 8 4/2/66
My Little Red Book Love 52 4/30/66
Come and Get Me Jackie De Shannon 83 5/28/66
Trains and Boats and Planes Dionne Warwick 22 7/2/66
Alfie Cher 32 7/30/66
Alfie Cilla Black 95 8/27/66
I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself Dionne Warwick 26 10/1/66
Another Night Dionne Warwick 49 12/24/66
Windows and Doors Jackie DeShannon 108 1966
The Beginning of Lonliness Dionne Warwick 79 3/18/67
Casino Royale Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass 27 4/8/67
Alfie Dionne Warwick 15 4/8/67
Only Love Can Break A Heart Margaret Whiting 96 6/3/67
The Look of Love Dusty Springfield 22 7/22/67
The Windows of the World Dionne Warwick 32 7/29/67
I Say a Little Prayer Dionne Warwick 4 10/21/67
I Say a Little Prayer Sergio Mendes 106 1/27/68
Do You Know the Way to San Jose Dionne Warwick 10 4/13/68
The Look of Love Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 4 5/11/68
This Guy’s in Love With You Herb Alpert 1 5/18/68
Let Me Be Lonely Dionne Warwick 71 6/8/68
I Say A Little Prayer Aretha Franklin 10 8/17/68
Who Is Gonna Love Me? Dionne Warwick 33 8/24/68
To Wait for Love Herb Alpert 51 8/31/68
There’s Always Something There to Remind Me Dionne Warwick 65 8/31/68
Promises, Promises Dionne Warwick 19 11/2/68
This Girl’s In Love With You Dionne Warwick 7 2/1/69
Any Day Now Percy Sledge 86 4/12/69
The April Fools Dionne Warwick 37 5/17/69
I’ll Never Fall in Love Again Burt Bacharach 93 7/5/69
Odds and Ends Dionne Warwick 43 7/26/69
Walk On By Isaac Hayes 30 8/23/69
I’m a Better Man Engelbert Humperdink 38 8/23/69
Baby It’s You Smith 5 9/6/69
In the Land of Make Believe Dusty Springfield 113 10/4/69
Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head B. J. Thomas
1
11/1/69
I’ll Never Fall in Love Again Dionne Warwick 6 12/27/69
(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me R. B. Greaves 27 1/24/70
Everybody’s Out of Town B.J. Thomas 26 3/28/70
Let Me Go to Him Dionne Warwick 32 4/18/70
(They Long to Be) Close to You The Carpenters 1 6/20/70
Paper Mache Dionne Warwick 43 7/11/70
Don’t Make Me Over Brenda and the Tabulations 77 8/22/70
Make It Easy on Yourself Dionne Warwick 37 10/3/70
One Less Bell to Answer The 5th Dimension 2 10/24/70
I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself Garry Puckett 61 10/31/70
The Green Grass Starts to Grow Dionne Warwick 43 12/5/70
The Look of Love Isaac Hayes 79 2/13/71
Who Gets the Guy Dionne Warwick 57 3/20/71
Long Ago Tomorrow B.J. Thomas 61 11/6/71
Make It Easy On Yourself Johnny Mathis 103 8/05/72
(They Long to Be) Close To You Jerry Butler featuring Brenda Lee Eager 91 9/9/72
Living Together, Growing Together The 5th Dimension 32 1/6/73
Lost Horizon Shawn Phillips 63 2/10/73
You’ll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart) The Stylistics 23 5/19/73
Walk On By Gloria Gaynor 98 6/28/75
Close To You B.T. Express 82 1/24/76
Only Love Can Break A Heart Bobby Vinton 99 6/4/77
Only Love Can Break A Heart Dionne Warwick 109 4/16/77
Walk On By Average White Band 92 4/14/79
Don’t Make Me Over Jennifer Warnes 67 12/22/79
I Don’t Need You Anymore Together? (Original Soundtrack Recording) Featuring Jackie DeShannon 86 3/8/80
Stronger Than Before Carole Bayer Sager 30 5/16/81
Arthur’s Theme (The Best That You Can Do) Christopher Cross 1 8/15/81
Making Love Roberta Flack 13 3/6/82
Any Day Now Ronnie Milsap 14 5/1/82
Heartlight Neil Diamond 5 9/11/82
Always Something There to Remind Me Naked Eyes 8 3/12/83
That’s What Friends Are For Dionne Warwick and Friends (Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder) 1 11/9/85
On My Own Patti Labelle and Michael McDonald 1 3/22/86
Love Always El Debarge 43 8/9/86
Love Power Dionne Warwick and Jeffrey Osborne 12 7/11/87
Don’t Make Me Over Sybil 20 9/23/89
Walk On By Sybil 74 1/27/90

* Release Date

¥ Reentered chart, peaking at 45.

If you have additions (any hit Burt covers are welcome) please mail them to me at webmaster@bacharachonline.com. Thanks.

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