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.