Top 50 Songs
Burt Bacharach is a pianist, composer, and producer born May 12, 1928, in Kansas City, MO. He died on 2/8/2023. Frequently partnered with lyricist Hal David. Through 2006, Bacharach had written 70 Top 40 hits in the U.S. and 52 Top 40 hits in the U.K. For a complete list of this act’s DMDB honors, check out the DMDB Music Maker Encyclopedia entry.
For a complete list of this act’s DMDB honors, check out the DMDB Music Maker Encyclopedia entry.
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Check out the Dave’s Music Database podcast episode Remembering Burt Bacharach: His Top 10 Songs, based on this list. Debut: February 10, 2023, at 7pm CST. New episodes based on Dave’s Music Database lists are posted every Tuesday at 7pm CST.
Top 50 Songs
Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists, appearances on compilations and live albums by the featured act, and songs’ chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards. Songs which hit #1 on various charts are noted. (Click for codes to charts.)
DMDB Top 1%:
1. That's What Friends Are For (Dionne Warwick with Elton John, Gladys Knight, & Stevie Wonder, 1985) #1 US, AC, RB, CN, AU
DMDB Top 2%:
4. Walk on By (Dionne Warwick, 1964)
DMDB Top 5%:
8. On My Own (Patti LaBelle with Michael McDonald, 1986) #1 US, CB, RR, RB, CN
DMDB Top 10%:
11. Baby It’s You (The Shirelles, 1961)
DMDB Top 20%:
15. I’ll Never Fall in Love Again (Dionne Warwick, 1969) #1 AC
21. Twenty-Four Hours from Tulsa (Gene Pitney, 1963)
31. Anyone Who Had a Heart (Dionne Warwick, 1963)
DMDB Beyond the Top 20%:
38. Walk on By (The Stranglers, 1978)
41. I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself (Gary Puckett, 1970)
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First posted 12/15/2019; updated 2/10/2023.
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