“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” 

15 May

“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” is a song written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach for the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.[2] It won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.[2] David and Bacharach also won Best Original Score. The song was recorded by B. J. Thomas in seven takes, after Bacharach expressed dissatisfaction with the first six. In the film version of the song, Thomas had been recovering from laryngitis, which made his voice sound hoarser than in the 7-inch release. The film version featured a separate vaudeville-style instrumental break in double time while Paul Newman performed bicycle stunts.

The single by B. J. Thomas reached number 1 on charts in the United States, Canada, Norway and reached number 38 in the UK Singles Chart.[2] It topped the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks in January 1970 and was also the first American number-one hit of the 1970s. The song also spent seven weeks atop the Billboard adult contemporary chart.[3] Billboard ranked it as the No. 4 song of 1970.[4] According to Billboard magazine, Thomas’ single had sold over 2 million copies by March 14, 1970, with eight-track and cassette versions also climbing the charts.[5]


Posted by on TueAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-05-15T18:00:55+00:00America/Los_Angeles05bAmerica/Los_AngelesTue, 15 May 2018 18:00:55 +0000 31, in Billboard, entertainment, music



9 responses to ““Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” 

  1. 3sistersabroad

    SatAmerica/Los_Angeles2017-01-14T00:33:14+00:00America/Los_Angeles01bAmerica/Los_AngelesSat, 14 Jan 2017 00:33:14 +0000 31, at 12:33 am

    Our John Farnham here in Australia sang this when he first started out.

    Liked by 1 person

    • America On Coffee

      SatAmerica/Los_Angeles2017-01-14T02:46:19+00:00America/Los_Angeles01bAmerica/Los_AngelesSat, 14 Jan 2017 02:46:19 +0000 31, at 2:46 am

      Proof … it is, Great music travels! :-)

      Liked by 1 person

    • 3sistersabroad

      SatAmerica/Los_Angeles2017-01-14T03:11:47+00:00America/Los_Angeles01bAmerica/Los_AngelesSat, 14 Jan 2017 03:11:47 +0000 31, at 3:11 am

      sure does.

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  2. paulettemotzko

    TueAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-05-15T22:45:40+00:00America/Los_Angeles05bAmerica/Los_AngelesTue, 15 May 2018 22:45:40 +0000 31, at 10:45 pm

    I love that song!

    Liked by 1 person

    • America On Coffee

      WedAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-05-16T09:57:19+00:00America/Los_Angeles05bAmerica/Los_AngelesWed, 16 May 2018 09:57:19 +0000 31, at 9:57 am

      So pleasing it is to share.


    • paulettemotzko

      WedAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-05-16T10:30:54+00:00America/Los_Angeles05bAmerica/Los_AngelesWed, 16 May 2018 10:30:54 +0000 31, at 10:30 am

      I shared your post on

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    • America On Coffee

      WedAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-05-16T10:33:49+00:00America/Los_Angeles05bAmerica/Los_AngelesWed, 16 May 2018 10:33:49 +0000 31, at 10:33 am

      ❤❤❤❤ Thank you.


    • paulettemotzko

      WedAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-05-16T14:55:18+00:00America/Los_Angeles05bAmerica/Los_AngelesWed, 16 May 2018 14:55:18 +0000 31, at 2:55 pm

      You’re so welcome my blogging buddy.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Administrador

    WedAmerica/Los_Angeles2018-05-16T11:52:56+00:00America/Los_Angeles05bAmerica/Los_AngelesWed, 16 May 2018 11:52:56 +0000 31, at 11:52 am




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