Hal David's greatest hits
September 1st, 2012
07:31 PM ET

Hal David's greatest hits

Here is a list of some of the many hits with lyrics written by Hal David, who died Saturday at age 91:

"The Four Winds and the Seven Seas," for Vic Damone
"The Bell Bottom Blues," for Teresa Brewer
"Broken Hearted Melody," for Sarah Vaughan
"Sea of Heartbreak," for Don Gibson
"Johnny Get Angry," for Joanie Sommers
"My Heart's an Open Book," for Carl Dobkins, Jr.
"The Story of My Life," for Marty Robbins
"Magic Moments," for Perry Como
"Blue on Blue," for Bobby Vinton
"Wives and Lovers," for Jack Jones
"What the World Needs Now is Love," for Jackie De Shannon
"This Guy's in Love with You," for Herb Alpert
"(They Long to Be) Close to You," for The Carpenters
"(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me," for Sandie Shaw
"What's New Pussycat," for Tom Jones
"Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head," for the movie "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and recorded by B.J. Thomas
"Promises, Promises," from the musical of the same name
"99 Miles from L.A.," performed by Albert Hammond
"To All the Girls I've Loved Before," performed by Albert Hammond
The theme for the movie "Moonraker"

For Gene Pitney:
"Only Love Can Break a Heart"
"24 Hours from Tulsa"
"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"
For Dionne Warwick:
"Don't Make Me Over"
"Anyone Who Had a Heart"
"Walk on By"
"Reach Out for Me"
"You'll Never Get to Heaven If You Break My Heart"
"A House is Not a Home"
"I Say a Little Prayer"
"Message to Michael"
"Do You Know the Way to San Jose"
"Alfie"
"I'll Never Fall in Love Again"
           
For Dusty Springfield:
"Wishin' and Hopin'"
"The Look of Love"
What's your favorite Hal David song? Tell us in the comments below.

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  1. Michael

    I grew up listening and loving all of the songs he wrote for Dionne Warwick as well as "This guys in love with you. Its no wonder I've always been the romantic type.
    God Bless You Hal David, RIP.

    September 1, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rascal Rabble

    i love those songs...

    September 1, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dorky Rascal Rabble Singing

      WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE

      What the world needs now
      Is love, sweet love.
      It's the only thing
      That there's just too little of.
      What the world needs now
      Is love, sweet love-
      No, not just for some
      But for everyone.

      Lord, we don't need another mountain;
      There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb.
      There are oceans and rivers enough to cross,
      Enough to last 'til the end of time.

      What the world needs now
      Is love, sweet love.
      It's the only thing
      That there's just too little of.
      What the world needs now
      Is love, sweet love-
      No, not just for some
      But for everyone.

      Lord, we don't need another meadow;
      There are cornfields and wheat fields enough to grow.
      There are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine.
      Oh, listen Lord, if you want to know!

      What the world needs now
      Is love, sweet love.
      It's the only thing
      That there's just too little of.
      What the world needs now
      Is love, sweet love-
      No, not just for some but for everyone.
      No, not just for some but for everyone.

       
      Lyrics by Hal David
      Music by Burt Bacharach

      September 1, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. slavicdiva

    What do you get when you kiss a guy?
    You get enough germs to catch pneumonia.
    After you do, he'll never phone ya!
    I'll never fall in love again!

    What do you get when you fall in love?
    You only get lies and pain and sorrow,
    So for at least until tomorrow,
    I'll never fall in love again!

    September 1, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jerry

    Forever missed and never forgotten. Goodbye, Hal.

    September 1, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rick

    The reporter forgot to include another great classic that he composed with Burt Bachacrach, "One Bell Less to Answer" recorded by the 5th Dimension. He was one of the greatest and most prolific lyricists of pop music. It is a shame we know very too little about him as oppose to the music partner. .

    September 1, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      OMG!
      I love love love that song!
      Another one of my Karaoke songs...beautiful!

      September 1, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Maggie

    I don't have any one in particular. I love them all.

    September 1, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Ah, yes...Herb Albert and the Tiajuana Brass.
    Lovely!

    September 1, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    @dazzle:
    I run the gamut with the different songs I sing, but the crowd is always receptive to my croonings...if I buy a round first, lol...

    September 1, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rascal Rabble

    yes indeedie...dah man wrote sungs that got stuck inya head....sigh...they arttah make a movie using his songs as score...

    September 2, 2012 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  10. johnny b

    Special man he was, and notice this string is trolless (so far)

    September 2, 2012 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    Oh, faux dazzle, please.
    Go back to the tea party lingo; mildly more amusing, that.

    September 2, 2012 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  12. pianist

    Just have to say that this man was the last of the giants. Godspeed, Hal David

    September 2, 2012 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    Once again, Kenny, and then you woke up.
    Sorry you wasted that wet dream on your sheets instead of a living, breathing woman...or your blow up doll.
    Good night, Kenny boy; wish I could say it's been real; but only *you* lie.

    September 2, 2012 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  14. ValleyGal300

    What a great songwriter. Wow I rememer almost all those songs and they were great. Thanks for the memories Mr. David...your music will live on forever in my heart. R.I.P.

    September 2, 2012 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  15. Dr.James

    Would would jack Kenny Rogers?

    September 2, 2012 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
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