100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: Wishin’ And Hopin’- Dusty Springfield. ‘Wishin’ And Hopin’ was first recorded in 1962 by Dionne Warwick on her debut album- and was a b-side to her single ‘This Empty Place.’ Dusty Springfield met with Burt Bacharach in early 1964 in New York- and while she did record the song- wasn’t wild about it. Bacharach and David encouraged a New York City DJ to play the song- he did- and it took off- Phillips released it as a single and Dusty had her third hit in the US- following ‘ I Only Want To Be With You’ #12 and ‘Stay Awhile’ #38. Dusty Springfield would go on to be the most successful female British artist in the US in the 1960s- with 18 Hot 100 singles in the decade. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the year of her passing- 1999.
Single: ‘Wishin’ And Hopin’- Dusty Springfield/ Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David/ Record Company- Phillips/ Time: 2:53/ Produced by Johnny Franz/ Recorded January 1964/ Released May 1964/ Peaked at #6 in US Billboard Hot 100. Not a hit in the UK Singles Chart.
I left a comment on the Pet Shop Boys post. All I can do is reiterate that.
A phenom. Her talent sings for itself.
I dub this Dusty Springfield Day…with this and Jeff’s submission. LOL! Synchronicities!
So dubbed; but almost any day could be a Dusty day, at least for me!
It certainly was – I am on holiday- and had my Brit pick programed days ago- a double dose of Dusty!!
Ooooo…have a grand time on holiday!
It seems to be a Dusty day today. I just read somebody else’s post featuring one of her tracks. But this one is much more to my taste.
This is one of my favorites and sticks in the mind. There is but one small quirk–the lyrics appear to promote codependency.
great track. Her GH album is one of my most-listened to of any 60s music.
Really loving the Dusty and Petula picks on this list!