♫ What The World Needs Now Is Love ♫ (Redux)

Filosofa's Word

I have played this song a couple of times, most recently in May 2020, but given everything going on in the world today, I thought it appropriate for a redux.  Every time I play it, it seems more relevant even than the last.


This song, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, was originally offered to Dionne Warwick in 1965, but at the time, she wasn’t interested, so it was originally recorded by Jackie DeShannon whose version peaked at #7 in the U.S. and #1 in Canada in July of that year.  In 1996, Dionne Warwick apparently changed her mind and recorded the song, but hers only reached #87 on the U.S. charts.  According to Bacharach …

“Dionne rejected that song. She might have thought it was too preachy and I thought Dionne was probably right. Hal pushed me to play it for Jackie De Shannon who we were gonna…

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