B.J. Thomas – Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head (LP Scepter Records – SPS 580, 1969).
Produção de: Burt Bacharach e Hal David, Chips Moman, Stan Green, Steve Tyrell.
Género: Pop, Soft Rock, Country.
” Raindrops Keep Fallin ‘On My Head ” is a song by BJ Thomas , written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach for the 1969 film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” The theme was awarded the Oscar for best original song and composers with the best band Oscar (track) sound. The single was recorded at the seventh attempt after Bacharach have expressed their dissatisfaction with the first six recordings. In the film version of the song, BJ Thomas had been recovered from laryngitis, which made his voice hoarse stay more than in version 7 “.
The single by BJ Thomas reached the # 1 position in the tables of the United States, Canada and Norway. Topped the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks in January 1970 and was the first American number one hit of the decade of 70. The song also spent seven weeks at the top of the table “Adult Contemporary Singles”. In 2008, Thomas version was ranked in 85th place among the greatest songs of all time, the Billboard Hot 100.
Billy Joe Thomas, better known by his stage name BJ Thomas (born August 7, 1942) is an American singer who became famous for his successes in the 60s and 70s.
His best known recording is the music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, “Raindrops Keep Fallin ‘on My Head”, the 1969 film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”
Dos seus maiores êxitos destacamos, “Rock And Roll Lullaby”, “Hooked on a Feeling”, “Long Ago Tomorrow”, “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”, “Oh Me Oh My” ou “Songs”, entre outros.
Thomas was five Grammy Awards winner in the category Gospel.
Currently the singer dedicated to contemporary Christian music.
Tracks / Tracklist:
A1 Little Green Apples (Arr. Peter Matz, B. Russell) 3:49
A2 Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head (Arr. Burt Bacharach, B. Bacharach-H. David) 3:01
A3 This Guy’s In Love With You (Arr. Don Sebesky, B. Bacharach-H. David) 3:40
A4 If You Ever Leave Me (Arr. Stan Green, J. Trent, T. Hatch) 2:32
A5 Guess I’ll Pack My Things (Arr. Larry Wilcox, Jerry Merrick) 3:36
B1 If You Must Leave My Life (Arr. Pete Dino, J. Webb) 2:51
B2 The Greatest Love (Arr. Pete Dino, J. South) 2:59
B3 Do What You Gotta Do (Arr. Mike Leech, J. Webb) 3:24
B4 Mr. Mailman (Arr. Mike Leech, M. James) 2:17
B5 Suspicious Minds (Arr. Glen Spreen, M. James) 5:46