“Dionne Warwick”

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“Dionne Warwick” (born December 12, 1940) is an American singer, actress, activist, United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, former United States Ambassador of Health, and humanitarian. She is best known for her partnership with songwriters and producers Burt Bacharach and Hal David. According to Billboard magazine, Dionne Warwick is second only to Aretha Franklin as the female vocalist with the most Billboard Hot 100 chart hits during the rock era (1955-1999). Warwick charted a total of [Read more...]
56 hits in the Billboard Hot 100. The artist scored crossover hits on the Rhythm & Blues charts and the Adult Contemporary charts. Joel Whitburn’s tome on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts entitled “Top Pop Singles 1955-1999″ ranked Dionne Warwick as the 20th most popular of the top 200 artists of the rock era based upon the Billboard Pop Singles Charts.

“I’ll Never Fall In Love Again” is a popular song by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Originally written for the 1968 musical Promises, Promises, it soon became one of Bacharach and David’s most enduring songs. It was nominated for Song of the Year in the 1969 Grammy awards. A version with studio singers was released as a single under Burt Bacharach’s name in 1969, and achieved a low chart position.

The song’s narrator ruminates on the various troubles that falling in love brings — including “enough germs to catch pneumonia” as the result of a kiss — and declares that (at least until tomorrow) she’ll “never fall in love again.”

“I’ll Never Fall In Love Again” became a hit for Bobbie Gentry when it reached number one on the UK singles chart for a single week in October 1969. In January 1970, it became a number six hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and a number one hit on the Adult Comtemporary Chart for Dionne Warwick. Ella Fitzgerald’s version became a minor hit in September 1969 and charted briefly. It was also the best-charting single in a cover version for Scottish band Deacon Blue, peaking at #2 in the UK Singles Chart.

“I’ll Never Fall In Love Again”

by Dionne Warwick – No.1 in 1969

 

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