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Encyclopedia > Anyone Who Had a Heart (song)
"Anyone Who Had a Heart"
Single by Dionne Warwick
from the album Anyone Who Had a Heart
B-side(s) "The Love of a Boy"
Released 1963
Format 7" single
Length 3:00
Label Scepter
Writer(s) Burt Bacharach, Hal David
Peak chart positions
Dionne Warwick singles chronology
"Make the Music Play"
(1963)
"Anyone Who Had a Heart"
(1963)
"Walk on By"
(1964)

"Anyone Who Had a Heart" is a 1960s song by American songwriting duo Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The song was originally written for Dionne Warwick. Warwick's original (recorded at the same December 1963 session in New York that yielded "Walk On By"), released as a single in 1963 and eventually appearing on her album of the same name, became her first top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940 in East Orange, New Jersey), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an African-American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers. ... Anyone Who Had a Heart was Dionne Warwicks second album with Scepter Records. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... See also: 1962 in music, other events of 1963, 1964 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 1 - The Beatles start a 5 day tour in Scotland to support the release of their new single, Love Me Do. January 4 - At Cortina dAmpezzo... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Scepter Records was started in 1959 by Florence Greenberg. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Hal David (born May 25, 1921 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist and songwriterFicticiousbyMichaelAlfredMontalbano. ... // A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... The Adult Contemporary chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940 in East Orange, New Jersey), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an African-American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers. ... Walk on By is a song recorded by Dionne Warwick. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Hal David (born May 25, 1921 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist and songwriterFicticiousbyMichaelAlfredMontalbano. ... Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940 in East Orange, New Jersey), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an African-American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ...


The song's lyrics describe the pain felt by a singer as she continues to love the person to whom she sings, but is continually hurt by that person. The song, with its many time signatures, was unlike many ballads on the scene in the early 1960s.


The song was covered by several 1960s female singers: Vikki Carr, Marlene Dietrich, Mary May and Dusty Springfield. Most notably Cilla Black's version in George Martin's orchestration hit Number One in the 1964 UK Top 75. Dionne Warwick maintains to this day that Black's version was a note-for-note copy of hers. On a 1995 production of "Great Performances" highlighting Burt Bacharach, Warwick stated that the cover was so verbatim that if she had coughed or the organ player hit a wrong note in the middle of the song, Black would have done the same thing. On the same telecast, Black said of her recording, "It was a Number One; Dionne was dead choked, and she's never forgiven me, to this day." Vikki Carr (born July 19, 1941 in El Paso, Texas as Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona) is an American singer who has sung in a variety of music genres, including jazz, pop and country, but has enjoyed her greatest success singing in Spanish Her first hit was Hes... Marlene Dietrich IPA: ; (December 27, 1901 – May 6, 1992) was a German-born actress, singer, and entertainer. ... Dusty Springfield OBE (16 April 1939 - 2 March 1999) was a popular English singer whose career spanned four decades. ... Cover of Cilla Blacks 1966 album Cilla Sings a Rainbow. ... Sir George Henry Martin CBE (born 3 January 1926 in Highbury, London, England) is sometimes referred to as the fifth Beatle—a title that he owes to his work as producer of almost all of The Beatles records. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940 in East Orange, New Jersey), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an African-American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers. ... Great Performances was a television series devoted to the performing arts which ran on the US television station PBS from 1972. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ...


Petula Clark recorded the song in French as Ceux Qui Ont Un Coeur, in German as Alles ist nun vorbei, in Spanish as Tú no tienes corazón and in Italian as Quelli che hanno un cuore, making it to the 1964 Italian Top 10. Mina Mazzini performed the Italian version in 1968 on the Italian Broadcasting Service annual TV show Canzonissima. Petula Clark, CBE (born November 15, 1932), is an English singer, actress and composer best known for her upbeat popular international hits of the 1960s. ... Anna Maria Mazzini (born March 25, 1940), known as Mina, is a popular Italian singer, acclaimed for her enormous singing and performing talent. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Over the years the song has become an often-covered standard of excellence with Shirley Bassey, The Four Seasons, and Maureen McGovern. More recently, Luther Vandross, Wynonna Judd, and Linda Ronstadt have recorded it, along with Jan Graveson, Tim Curry, Bic Runga, Olivia Newton John and Sandie Shaw, one of the few British girl singers who did not cover the song in the 1960s. Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, DBE (born January 8, 1937 ) in Cardiff, Wales), is a Welsh singer, perhaps best-known for performing the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979). ... The Four Seasons can refer to: Season, the annual cycle of the astronomical, geographic, and climatic phenomenon The Four Seasons (group), a singing group led by Frankie Valli The Four Seasons (Vivaldi), the collective name for four violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi The Seasons (Haydn), (Die Jahreszeiten) an oratorio by... A former secretary, Maureen McGovern quickly became the new it singer in 1973 with the Oscar-winning Morning After. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Wynonna Ellen Judd (born May 30, 1964) is an American country music singer. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is a popular vocalist with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous multi-platinum albums, an Emmy Award, a Tony Award nomination who has recorded over 30 studio albums. ... Jan Graveson is a British actress from Tyneside in the North of England. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Briolette Kah Bic Runga (born 13 January 1976) MNZM is a New Zealand singer-songwriter whose first solo album, Drive, debuted at number one in the New Zealand charts, and has since become one of the highest-selling New Zealand artists of our time. ... Olivia Newton-John (born September 26, 1948) is a British-born Australian singer and actress. ... Sandie Shaw, born Sandra Ann Goodrich on February 26, 1947 at Dagenham, United Kingdom, was one of the most successful British female singers of the 1960s. ...


Sandie Shaw version

"Anyone Who Had a Heart"
Single by Sandie Shaw
from the album Music of Quality and Distinction Volume 1
B-side(s) "Anyone Who Had a Heart (Instrumental)"
Released 1982
Genre Pop
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Burt Bacharach, Hal David
Producer(s) Martin Ware, Ian Craig Marsh
Sandie Shaw singles chronology
Just a Disillusion
(1977)
Anyone Who Had a Heart
(1982)
Wish I Was
(1983)

One of the reasons Shaw did not record the song in the 1960s was because she felt that the emotional content of the lyrics was too strong to be sung by a young girl and should be sung by a more mature woman who had experienced true heartbreak. In 1982, she was introduced to the British Electric Foundation by future husband Nik Powell. The B.E.F. (formerly members of The Human League and later with singer Glenn Gregory would become Heaven 17) asked Shaw to record a song for their Music of Quality and Distinction Volume 1 album on which they intended people to cover old songs and give them an updated electronic sound. At first she recorded a version of The Ronettes' "Be My Baby" but this was scrapped in favour of "Anyone Who Had a Heart." Shaw was particularly proud of her emotional vocals on the song which was subsequently released as a single. She had been in semi-retirement for some years at the time and this release brought attention back to her and she discovered that many current pop stars (including Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders) had been strongly influenced by her work. This proved to be the beginning of her 1980s comeback. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 605 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1081 × 1071 pixel, file size: 205 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Official 7 single cover This image is of a cover of an audio recording, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Sandie Shaw, born Sandra Ann Goodrich on February 26, 1947 at Dagenham, United Kingdom, was one of the most successful British female singers of the 1960s. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 other events of 1982 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Virgin Records is a British recording label founded by British entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Hal David (born May 25, 1921 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist and songwriterFicticiousbyMichaelAlfredMontalbano. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Ian Craig Marsh (born 11 November 1956) is a British musician, a founding member of the electronic band The Human League, writing and playing on their first two albums and several singles, until leaving in 1980 to form B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) and later Heaven 17. ... Sandie Shaw, born Sandra Ann Goodrich on February 26, 1947 at Dagenham, United Kingdom, was one of the most successful British female singers of the 1960s. ... Just A Disillusion is a single by British singer Sandie Shaw. ... Wish I Was is a 1983 single by British singer Sandie Shaw. ... B.E.F. (British Electric Foundation) is a band formed by former Human League members Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh who later became Heaven 17, with lead singer Glenn Gregory. ... Nik Powell is one of the co-founders of the Virgin Group alongside Richard Branson. ... The Human League are a British synthpop/New Wave band formed in 1977 who, after a change in line up, achieved great popularity in the 1980s and have continued recording and performing with moderate commercial success in the 1990s and 2000s. ... Heaven 17 from a 1996 press photo for Bigger Than America:(Left to right) Ian Craig Marsh, Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory Heaven 17 is a British synthpop band originating in Sheffield, England in the early 1980s. ... Heaven 17 are an English synthpop band originating in Sheffield in the early 1980s. ... The Ronettes first album The Ronettes were a girl group of the 1960s from New York City, best known for their work with producer Phil Spector. ... Be My Baby was a 1963 single written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, and Ellie Greenwich, performed by The Ronettes and produced by Spector. ... Rock legend Chrissie Hynde. ... The Pretenders are an Anglo-American rock band. ...

Preceded by
"Diane" by The Bachelors
UK number one single
"Anyone Who Had a Heart" by Cilla Black

February 27, 1964 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Little Children" by Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas

 
 

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