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Bacharach & David

Bacharach & David

Burt Bacharach & Hal David weren’t cut from a similar cloth as the other Brill Building hit makers.  They weren’t the adventurous teens (Leiber & Stoller), nor the rock and roll hipsters (Goffin & King, Mann & Weil, Barry & Greenwich).  They didn’t emerge from a young pop group (Sedaka and the Tokens).  Bacharach was born in Kansas city in 1928 and David – while a New Yorker like many of the others – was from a different generation – born in 1921. Hal experienced some limited success before coming into contact with Burt – composing for the likes of Mel Torme, Teresa Brewer and Frankie Laine.  Burt on the other hand was a newcomer just waiting to happen.  Their first hit collaboration set the stage.  They had met at the Brill Building a year before they composed the number 1 country hit “The Story of My Life” by Marty Robbins.  The song would also rise into the Hot 100 Top 20 – peaking at number 15.

And they were on their way!  Hal David passed away in 2012.

The Bacharach/David Hit Tally:

173 songs enter the Hot 100 (or “Bubbling Under”)

99 songs entering other charts (R&B – Country – Adult Contemporary or the U.K.)

272 total chart songs

56 Songs entered Billboard’s Top 20

41 Songs entered Billboard’s Top 10

7 Songs achieved Billboard’s #1 position

Just the Beginning

Just the Beginning

Here is a nearly complete chart record discography (and some non-charting singles as well): (many more coming soon):

1985: U.S. Charts HOt 100 #1 R&B #1 U.K. #16

1985: U.S. Charts HOt 100 #1 R&B #1 U.K. #16

1983: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #8 U.K. #47

1983: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #8 U.K. #47

1970: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #21 U.K. #6

1970: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #21 U.K. #6

1983: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #65

1983: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #65

1965: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #64 R&B 38

1965: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #64 R&B 38

1969: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #93

1969: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #93

1969: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #43

1969: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #43

1969: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #5

1969: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #5

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #19 R&B #47

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #19 R&B #47

1966: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #32

1966: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #32

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #4

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #4

1976: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #82 R&B #31

1976: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #82 R&B #31

1964: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #52 U.K. #1

1964: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #52 U.K. #1

1970: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #26

1970: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #26

1964: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #49 R&B #12

1964: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #49 R&B #12

1985: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #1 R&B #1 U.K. #1

1985: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #1 R&B #1 U.K. #1

1966: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #49 R&B #47

1966: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #49 R&B #47

1980: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #86

1980: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #86

1965: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #7 R&B #40

1965: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #7 R&B #40

1962: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #44

1962: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #44

1963: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #21

1963: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #21

1969: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #6 R&B #17

1969: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #6 R&B #17

1963: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #93 (UK shown)

1963: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #93 (UK shown)

1963: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #3

1963: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #3

1973: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #23 R&B #23

1973: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #23 R&B #23

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #24

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #24

1970: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #43

1970: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #43

1960: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #84

1960: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #84

1964: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #20 R&B #1 U.K. #23

1964: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #20 R&B #1 U.K. #23

1966: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #95 U.K. #95

1966: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #95 U.K. #95

1958: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #33

1958: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #33

1985: U.S. Charts R&B #47

1985: U.S. Charts R&B #47

1965: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #3 U.K. #11

1965: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #3 U.K. #11

1962: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #7

1962: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #7

1965: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #65

1965: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #65

1965: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #66

1965: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #66

1961: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #46

1961: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #46

1961: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #7 R&B #3

1961: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #7 R&B #3

1962: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #23 R&B #2

1962: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #23 R&B #2

1967: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #15 R&B #5

1967: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #15 R&B #5

1961: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #5 R&B 5

1961: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #5 R&B 5

1971: U.S. Charts R&B #56

1971: U.S. Charts R&B #56

1986: U.S. Charts R&B #69 U.K. #25

1986: U.S. Charts R&B #69 U.K. #25

1964: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #6

1964: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #6

1972: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #21 R&B #45

1972: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #21 R&B #45

1963: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #74 R&B #31

1963: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #74 R&B #31

1979: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #92 R&B #32 U.K. #46

1979: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #92 R&B #32 U.K. #46

1981: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #1 U.K. #71

1981: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #1 U.K. #71

1960: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #28

1960: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #28

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #7 R&B #7

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #7 R&B #7

1989: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #20 R&B #2 U.K.#19

1989: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #20 R&B #2 U.K.#19

1961: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #100

1961: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #100

1977: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #109

1977: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #109

1973: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #32

1973: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #32

1964: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #99

1964: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #99

1962: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #20 R&B #18

1962: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #20 R&B #18

1971: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #8 R&B #32

1971: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #8 R&B #32

1964: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #6 R&B #1

1964: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #6 R&B #1

1966: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #8 R&B #5

1966: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #8 R&B #5

1975: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #98

1975: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #98

1964: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #71 R&B 6

1964: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #71 R&B 6

1966: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #83

1966: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #83

1968: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #128

1968: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #128

1956: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #15 CW #1

1956: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #15 CW #1

1984: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #62

1984: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #62

1986: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #43 R&B #7

1986: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #43 R&B #7

1972: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #27 U.K. #2

1972: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #27 U.K. #2

1958: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #4 U.K. #11

1958: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #4 U.K. #11

1964: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #8 R&B #6 U.K. #42

1964: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #8 R&B #6 U.K. #42

1963: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #14

1963: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #14

1966: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #11 R&B #49

1966: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #11 R&B #49

1962: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #94

1962: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #94

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #33 R&B #43 U.K. #56

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #33 R&B #43 U.K. #56

1982: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #5 U.K. #47

1982: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #5 U.K. #47

1972: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #98 R&B #6

1972: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #98 R&B #6

1954 U.S. Charts Hot 100 #17

1954 U.S. Charts Hot 100 #17

1982: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #13 R&B #29

1982: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #13 R&B #29

1971: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #61

1971: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #61

1962: Did Not Chart

1962: Did Not Chart

1964: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #74

1964: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #74

1973: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #72 C&W #10

1973: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #72 C&W #10

1963: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #17 U.K. #5

1963: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #17 U.K. #5

1965: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #47 U.K. #12

1965: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #47 U.K. #12

1967: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #116 U.K. #31

1967: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #116 U.K. #31

1987: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #12 U.K. #1

1987: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #12 U.K. #1

1969: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #7 R&B #7

1969: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #7 R&B #7

1963: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #34

1963: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #34

1965: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #39 R&B #35

1965: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #39 R&B #35

1962: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #21 R&B #5

1962: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #21 R&B #5

1981: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #30

1981: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #30

1962: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #4

1962: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #4

1967: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #72 R&B #27

1967: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #72 R&B #27

1967: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #96

1967: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #96

1968: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #106

1968: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #106

1969: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #38 U.K. #15

1969: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #38 U.K. #15

1972: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #103

1972: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #103

1979: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #67

1979: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #67

1967: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #4 R&B #8

1967: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #4 R&B #8

1970: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #61

1970: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #61

1970: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #43

1970: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #43

1959: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #7 R&B #5 U.K. #7

1959: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #7 R&B #5 U.K. #7

1967: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #114

1967: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #114

1968: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #114

1968: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #114

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #10 R&B #23 U.K. #8

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #10 R&B #23 U.K. #8

1966: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #71

1966: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #71

1977: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #99

1977: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #99

1965: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #16 U.K. #1

1965: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #16 U.K. #1

1970: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #77 R&B #15

1970: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #77 R&B #15

1959: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #10 R&B #3 U.K. #41

1959: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #10 R&B #3 U.K. #41

1966: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #108

1966: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #108

1959: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #40

1959: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #40

1963: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #42

1963: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #42

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1961: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #92

1961: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #92

1971: U.S. Charts R&B #78

1971: U.S. Charts R&B #78

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #1 U.K. #3

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #1 U.K. #3

1982: U.S. Charts R&B #42 U.K.44

1982: U.S. Charts R&B #42 U.K.44

1962: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #100

1962: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #100

1970: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #27 R&B #50

1970: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #27 R&B #50

1959: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #47

1959: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #47

1961: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #14 R&B #13

1961: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #14 R&B #13

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #51

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #51

1969: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #30 R&B #13

1969: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #30 R&B #13

1961: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #21 C&W #2 U.K. #21

1961: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #21 C&W #2 U.K. #21

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #71

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #71

1977: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #16 C&W #1

1977: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #16 C&W #1

1966: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #26 R&B #20

1966: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #26 R&B #20

1962: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #2 R&B #16

1962: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #2 R&B #16

1963: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #83 R&B #26

1963: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #83 R&B #26

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #65

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #65

1970: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #2 R&B #4

1970: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #2 R&B #4

1969: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #37 R&B #33

1969: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #37 R&B #33

1970: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #37 R&B #26

1970: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #37 R&B #26

1967: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #22

1967: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #22

1965: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #124

1965: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #124

1967: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #79 R&B #44

1967: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #79 R&B #44

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #66

1968: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #66

1962: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #102

1962: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #102

1962: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #39

1962: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #39

1964: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #34 R&B #10 U.K. #20

1964: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #34 R&B #10 U.K. #20

1973: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #63

1973: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #63

1969: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #1 U.K. #38

1969: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #1 U.K. #38

1982: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #13 C&W #1

1982: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #13 C&W #1

1982: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #109

1982: U.S. Charts Bubbling Under #109

1969: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #86 R&B #35

1969: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #86 R&B #35

1966: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #53

1966: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #53

1961: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #59 R&B #13

1961: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #59 R&B #13

1984: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #5 C&W #1 U.K. #17

1984: U.S. Charts Hot 100 #5 C&W #1 U.K. #17

Chart Records Not Illustrated Above

  • Teresa Brewer – 1959 – Heavenly Lover – Hot 100 #40
  • Steve Lawrence – 1962 – Our Concerto – Bubbling Under #107
  • Trini Lopez – 1966 – Made In Paris – #113 Bubbling Under #100
  • Tom Jones – 1966 – Promise Her Anything – #74 Hot 100
  • Barbara Mason – 1970 – Raindrops – R&B #38
  • Burt Bacharach – 1971 – All Kinds Of Peope – Bubbling Under #116
  • Glen Campbell & Anne Murray – 1971 – I Say A Little Prayer/By The Time I Get To Phoenix – Hot 100 #81 – Country #40
  • Tony Bennett – 1971 – Livin’ Together Growing Together – Hot 100 #111
  • Anne Murray – 1973 – Send a Little Love My Way – Hot 100 # 72 – C&W #10
  • Orsa Lisa – 1979 – I Never Said I Love You – Hot 100 #84
  • Poco – 1982 – Sea Of Heartbreak – Bubbling Under #109
  • Nicolette Larson – 1981 – Fool Me Again – Bubbling Under #105
  • Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryston – 1983 – Maybe – R&B #68
  • Stacy Latisaw & Johnny Gill – 1984 – Baby It’s You – Bubbling Under #102 – R&B #38
  • Dionne Warwick & Jeffery Osborne – 1987 – Love Power – Hot 100 #12 – R&B #5
  • Ray Parker Jr. – 1988 – Over You – R&B #10 – U.K. #65
  • Sybil – 1989 – Don’t Make Me Over – Hot 100 #22 – R&B #2 U.K. #19
  • Sybil – 1990 – Walk On By – Hot 100 #74 – R&B #3 – U.K. #6
  • Aretha Franklin – 1991 – Someone Else’s Eyes – R&B #53
  • Aretha Franklin – 1992 – Ever Changing Times – R&B #19
  • Caron Wheeler – 1992 – I Adore You – R&B #12 – U.K. #59
  • Earth Wind & Fire – 1993 – Two Hearts – R&B #88
  • The Sounds of Blackness – 1994 – Everything Is Gonna Be Alright – R&B #29 – U.K. #29
  • Tevin Campbell – 1994 – Don’t Say Goodbye Girl – R&B #28
  • Diana King – 1997 – I Say A Little Prayer – Hot 100 #38 – R&B #68 – U.K. #17
  • Frankie – 1998 – If I Had You – Bubbling Under #108 – R&B #46
  • Dionne Warwick & Hip Hop Nation United – 1999 – Hot 100 #87
  • Jhene – No L.O.V.E. – 2003 – R&B #91
  • Ashanti – 2003 – Rain On Me – Hot 100 #7 – R&B #2 – U.K. #19
  • Janet Jackson – 2004 – I Want You – Hot 100 #57 – R&B #18 – U.K. #19
  • Drake – 2009 – November 18th – R&B #58
  • The Glee Cast – 2010 – A House Is Not a Home – Hot 100 #70 – U.K. #94
  • The Glee Cast – 2010 – One Less Bell To Answer/A House Is Not a Home – Hot 100 #53 – U.K. #77

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