Burt Bacharach, Dead at 94

Burt Freeman Bacharach (/ˈbækəræk/ BAK-ə-rak; May 12, 1928 – February 8, 2023) was an American composer, songwriter, record producer, and pianist who composed hundreds of pop songs from the late 1950s, many in collaboration with lyricist Hal David. A six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner, Bacharach’s songs have been recorded by more than 1,000 different artists.[4] As of 2014, he had written 73 US and 52 UK Top 40 hits.[5] He was one of the most important composers of 20th-century popular music.[6]


Billboard’s top 10 Burt Bacharach hits (in descending order 10 to 1):

“What’s New Pussycat?” (1965)

“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” (1969)

“The Look of Love” (1967)

“One Less Bell to Answer” (1967)

“This Guy’s In Love With You” (1968)

“Toledo” (1998)

“(They Long to Be) Close to You” (1963)

“Walk On By” (1964)

“(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me” (1964)

“I Say a Little Prayer” (1967)