1969 SONG OF THE DAY– “RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD”- B.J. THOMAS

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1969 Song of the Day is–“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” by B.J. Thomas. Written by the team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David and featured in one of 1969’s biggest films- Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid- it won the Oscar for Best Original Song. Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head was also one of the biggest hits of the year- it was released in October 1969- and was #1 for 4 weeks in January 1970.

Ray Stevens was first offered the song- and turned it down, he didn’t like the movie or the song and then supposedly Bob Dylan was offered the song and also said no. There is no doubt that being the main song in such a big motion picture helped spur record sales. Up to this point in his career B.J.Thomas had had 5 Top 40 hits the biggest being “Hooked On A Feeling” #5 in 1968.

My favorite version of the song is by the Manic Street Preachers.

 

2 responses to “1969 SONG OF THE DAY– “RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD”- B.J. THOMAS

  1. Ah, the winding road that destiny sometimes leads one down….
    Worked out for Raindrops, in the end, didn’t it? It’s a sweet little song…

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