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#1 is Walk on By.
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It’s like The Guardian really understands Datalounge.
#1 is Walk on By.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||02/22/2021|
That’s What Friends Are For snubbed!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/18/2021|
Don't they mean "Burt Bacharach's best songs?"
|by Anonymous||reply 2||02/18/2021|
Where My Lips Have Been
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/18/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/18/2021|
Her version of Alfie remains the best.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/18/2021|
The Valley of the Dolls theme always makes me feel like crying.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/18/2021|
Not all Bacharach r2
|by Anonymous||reply 7||02/18/2021|
Where's "Always Something There To Remind Me"?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/18/2021|
R6 You and Jacqueline Susann both.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/18/2021|
Dionne's cover of Stevie Wonder's "All In Love Is Fair" is a masterclass. Brilliant.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/18/2021|
Pay Me In Cash is right up there at number one.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/18/2021|
Funny comment from the article:
When I was working at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mayfair (1990-94) she would stay with us if doing a couple of back-to-back concerts - usually at the Royal Albert Hall.
On returning in the evenings she would nip up to her room then reappear in the lobby in sweatpants, a baseball cap and always puffing on a cigarette as she worked-off her ‘performance high’ by walking circles of the lobby. When she cruised over to the concierge desk, she’d stop to chat (and sometimes ask for a light for her next cigarette) whilst looking at the cards attached to cuddly toys and flower bouquets which would arrive in the second limo from the concert venue. Then she’d have us send them to one of the nearby London hospitals for the staff and children’s wards to enjoy.
By that point in the evening her voice was always husky and breathy, but the vibrancy behind her eyes and sassy chuckle was always in evidence. A lovely lady and one helluva songstress.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/18/2021|
Just testing out this GIF link.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/18/2021|
Let's hope Miss Warwick doesn't get The Guardian mixed up with the National Guard.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/18/2021|
Where my lips have been
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/18/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/18/2021|
Glad to see my favorite, “Are You There With Another Girl?”, at #3. I love that song.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/18/2021|
R10, sorry to break it to you, but Babs did it better.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/18/2021|
Dionne slaying the fuck out of Alfie. This is probably her best performance of the song. No one comes close.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/18/2021|
R5 I was just going to say that. Nothing compares to Alfie.
I also love, Make it Easy on Yourself...
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/18/2021|
R20 here. Also love Windows of the World and You'll Neve Get To Heaven She was the soundtrack to our lives in my parents house gowning up.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/18/2021|
Anyone Who Had a Heart
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/18/2021|
I'd have gone for "This Girl's in Love", with "Anyone Who Had a Heart" a close second
|by Anonymous||reply 23||02/18/2021|
Sorry r18 Barbra's is also good but Dionne slayed it.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/18/2021|
Re: All In Love Is Fair. When Barbra sings a song that is so brilliantly crafted on the page I just wish she would sing it straight.. Don't play around and embellish the melody line or the phrasing . . . .just sing the song. She's done this on a lot of songs that didn't need all the embellishing. Dionne sung it straight and you could feel the emotion in her voice. She has the superior version
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/18/2021|
Dionne SANG it straight, I meant. Whoops.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/18/2021|
This is a piece of undeniable fabulosity. Personally I like "Heartbreaker" and "Then Came You" better, they highlight her virtuosity.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/18/2021|
A fabulous live version of Walk On By, from 1965, with Dionne doing call and response with the audience.
Dionne was workin' that stage HUNTY.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/18/2021|
Anyone Who Had a Heart is great
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/18/2021|
Where my pussy has been.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/18/2021|
Saw a psychic in L.A.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/18/2021|
VOD Theme would not be #14 if they read DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||02/18/2021|
Higher up on the list, R32? (#7 or so?)
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/18/2021|
What a bitch, needs now
Is cash, sweet cash
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/18/2021|
Isaac Hayes's cover of Walk on By is much better. I would rank This Girl's in Love or Don't Make Me Over higher.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/18/2021|
This is my favorite David & Bacharach song, so it's of course perfectly made for her voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/18/2021|
Shit. Any fool knows "Don't Make Me Over" was my best. Among so many others.
Now carry on. You little people are doing just fine without me. I am too fucking busy for this. Damont and Cindi both have the COVID and I've got them out in a tent in the back to keep my divaspace safe for who's important. But that means I have to keep answering the door to get my food and "special medicament" deliveries my fucking self.
Christ. Cindi's out there hacking again. I hope someone calls them an ambulance if they need it. But people are so fucking lazy nowadays.
My Christmas Album is still available, you know. And cassette tape is making a comeback. Unlike Gladys, Tina, or Patti Pie.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/18/2021|
Alfie was recorded by 42 (!) singers before Dionne did it and turned it into a hit. Her version is the best.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/18/2021|
My fave from Dionne ... "Message To Michael" (1966).
|by Anonymous||reply 39||02/18/2021|
OMG, I forgot that song. It's beautiful. Message to Michael definitely should be on the list.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||02/18/2021|
Then Came You was her only No. 1 hit.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/18/2021|
R41, That's What Friends Are For also went to Number 1 on the Hot 100.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||02/18/2021|
I do like "Heartbreaker," written by Barry, Robin, & Maurice Gibb. Takes me back to the '80s. (The Gibbs can be heard singing backup on the song.)
|by Anonymous||reply 43||02/18/2021|
Deja Vu is fabulous.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/18/2021|
"That's What Friends Are For" is crap. "Then Came You ", "Heartbreaker" anyone could have recorded those.
They can't compare to her classic Bacharach recordings with their unique melodies and her distinctive, wistful voice
"Theme From Valley of the Dolls", "Alfie", "Don't Make Me Over"...and especially "Anyone Who Had A Heart"
|by Anonymous||reply 45||02/18/2021|
R45, yes, the Burt Bacharach songs are a no-brainer for me. Beyond reproach, absolutely beautiful. Just trying to throw in some other stuff I enjoyed post-BB.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||02/18/2021|
Dionne did the first version of Bacharach's "Close To You", but it's pretty bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/18/2021|
How was the (Theme from) Valley of the Dolls a "minor U.S. hit"? It hit number 2 on the charts.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||02/18/2021|
I love watching this video of Burt and Dionne working on the song "Loneliness Remembers." Burt was quite attractive back in the day and Dionne looking cool and chic in her outfit.
Bacharach/David's music along with Warwick's voice were magic together.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/18/2021|
R37 Dionne, Tina sends her love from Zurich.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||02/18/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 51||02/18/2021|
R49 shows why the Bacharach/David/Warwick team worked. He can throw any key change, rhythm change, lyric change at Dionne and she makes it work effortless. That's her gift.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||02/18/2021|
R51 "Promises" is odd ball song very difficult to sing well.
What she does with it is amazing.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/18/2021|
Heartbreaker is a beautiful song. I can't stand Barry Gibb because he's dumb and a Trumper, but no doubt he was a very fine songwriter.
I love Walk On By and Close To You. Diana Ross did a superb version of the latter.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||02/19/2021|
Where My Lips Have Been
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/19/2021|
They made it to twenty-five? Must have been A LOT of filler.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||02/19/2021|
I love her song “Deez Teefs Were Made For Chomping.”
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/19/2021|
This song from Windows of the World made me gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/19/2021|
@ R28, she was working that dress - her tittie game was on point! Literally!
@R10, quite impressive, considering.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||02/19/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/19/2021|
Been watching her old video in YT. Maybe not a popular opinion but i think she could’ve rival Whitney’s beauty if only she fix subtlety her nose.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||02/19/2021|
Why she never duetted with Whitney ?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||02/19/2021|
Former TV reporter here. I once asked Dionne Warwick what song she would like to hear Whitney cover? Her response was "Anyone Who Had a Heart." I commented it was perhaps my favorite song. We also spoke about the Linda Ronstadt and Wynonna Judd versions of the song. She was very complimentary especially of Wynnona's.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||02/19/2021|
She had another song with Barry Gibb producing that followed Heartbreaker. I think it was with the Bee Gees all doing background vocals. Ring any bells?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||02/19/2021|
My personal favorite: "NO! You Can't Fuck My Nostril!"
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/19/2021|
Didn’t she say she hated Heartbreaker ?
|by Anonymous||reply 66||02/19/2021|
Dionne Warwick is second only to Aretha Franklin as the most charted female vocalist of all time, with 69 singles reaching the Billboard Hot 100 between 1962 and 1998.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||02/19/2021|
If she had shared her reefer with good friend Karen Carpenter, the munchies would have kept Karen alive.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||02/19/2021|
Dionne or Aretha’s Say a little prayer ?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||02/19/2021|
Don't Make Me Over and Walk On By are my favorites. I also like her version of Odds and Ends.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||02/19/2021|
Who else love this song ?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/19/2021|
Did I mention I got Miss Warwick to autograph my CD of Friends can be lovers ?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/19/2021|
Dionne or Dusty?
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/19/2021|
Let Me Go to Him
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/19/2021|
R73 Can't we love them both?
|by Anonymous||reply 75||02/19/2021|
I did it better, R71.
Even Dionne knows that, though she'll never admit it.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/19/2021|
I Say A Little Prayer
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/19/2021|
Good choice, OP. On her best songs Dionne always sold it. Love her.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/19/2021|
No love for Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
Wow, just wow.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/19/2021|
Oh wow, R77, Cissy Houston was in that video. I didn't know she did back-up on I Say A Little Prayer. I wonder if she did back-up for both Dionne's and Aretha's version of the song.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||02/19/2021|
At R28, Dionne looks and sounds great (live version of "Walk on By"). As time passes, I do see similarities between Dionne and Whitney Houston (cousins).
|by Anonymous||reply 81||02/19/2021|
You can tell that Whitney studied cousin Dionne. Their stage presence and mannerisms are similar.
I always said that Whitney's three biggest influences as a singer and performer were Cissy, Dionne and Aretha.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||02/19/2021|
Make It Easy On Yourself
|by Anonymous||reply 83||02/19/2021|
There are only three songs by Miss Warwick I give a damn about:
"Whisper in the Dark"- Reminds me of the first real life guy I had the serious hots for when I was fourteen.
"Love Power" (Yes, I know R31 beat me to it.)
"Reservations for Two"
|by Anonymous||reply 84||02/19/2021|
r84 she has some stellar songs in her repertoire.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/19/2021|
What was her last hit record? I'm guessing "No Night So Long"?
The two Barrys deserve a lot of credit for keeping her in the spotlight. The Manilow-produced LP especially was huge.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||02/19/2021|
Agreed entirely, R18. I know it was thrown together from a pile of previously unreleased material, but "The Way We Were" (non-soundtrack) is my favorite Streisand album. I used to listen to it on vinyl, while soaking in the tub.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||02/19/2021|
[quote]You can tell that Whitney studied cousin Dionne.
Unfortunately she learned nothing about singing from her aunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||02/19/2021|
Barbra's All In Love Is Fair doesn't compare to Dionne's. Barbra was too flowery and overemoting in her delivery and the orchesration was too fussy.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||02/19/2021|
^Ooops meant to write "cousin"
|by Anonymous||reply 90||02/19/2021|
I love Nancy’s version
|by Anonymous||reply 91||02/19/2021|
Why is the Socialist Guardian trumpeting this singer?
Is she a Socialist?
|by Anonymous||reply 92||02/19/2021|
So many informed, intelligent people with taste, grace, decency and kindness.
But no new sales.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||02/19/2021|
My favorite from Dionne is "Where Are My Virginia Slims?"
|by Anonymous||reply 94||02/19/2021|
Miss Warwick is a treasure. Bitch knew how to put over a song.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||02/20/2021|
Would Dionne have become a big star without the Bacharach-David collaboration?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||02/20/2021|
Why does the Guardian article refer to her as a soul legend? Dionne may have sung some R&B in her 80s reincarnation but she was never considered a soul singer. She always sang pop music. It's like Donna Summer's albums always being placed in the R&B/Urban section in record stores. Just because they are black women does not automatically make them soul singers.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/20/2021|
Because she's black, R97. It's the same bs when they refer to Diana Ross as "R&B Diva."
Why did Dionne and Burt stop collaborating together?
|by Anonymous||reply 98||02/20/2021|
That Alfie song is stupid which is why it took a zillion tried before anyone could make it a hit.
Who names anyone Alfie??
|by Anonymous||reply 99||02/20/2021|
Omg she looks like a devil in OPs pic
|by Anonymous||reply 100||02/20/2021|
[quote] It's the same bs when they refer to Diana Ross as "R&B Diva."
You just know Diane hates being called that. She hates being slotted in a black genre.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||02/20/2021|
R80: Cissy sang on both Dionne and Aretha's version of Say a Little Prayer.
R73 & r75: We can like both. In fact, here os both:
|by Anonymous||reply 102||02/20/2021|
R98: Burt and Hal David stopped collaborating and even speaking to each other. But they forgot to tell Dionne. She read about it in the papers. Then the lawsuits flew.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||02/20/2021|
Thank you, R103.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||02/20/2021|
Since Nancy Wilson and Aretha Franklin have been featured on this thread, I'd like to post an interview clip where Dionne says a few things about them.
Essentially, she met Aretha when they were teenagers, and she was stunningly impressed by how mature Aretha's adolescent singing voice sounded. She was "a piece of work" as a person, but still remained her friend.
She met Nancy at the 1965 Grammy Awards (Nancy won), and remained friends after that. They played pinochle together; she said Nancy was very good at that.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||02/20/2021|
[quote] Would Dionne have become a big star without the Bacharach-David collaboration?
Would Bacharach-David have become big stars without Dionne Warwick? I think the answer to both questions is no.
Dionne had a cool, ethereal, jazzy voice. Yet, there was emotion in there.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||02/20/2021|
And speaking of Aretha, here's Dionne doing an amazing rendition of "Daydreaming."
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