Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

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Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

Postby steveo_1965 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:39 pm

Just curious, if I could get a list of what people think are Burt's top 3 songs of all time..I know this is ridiculously hard.....but if some of you could mention what you feel to be Burt's best, and any lyricist that Burt wrote with is game. I realize that it's all subjective.

I would choose:
1. This Guy's in Love
2. Alfie
3.Walk On By....
Respond if you want.

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Re: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

Postby Martin Johnson » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:14 am

What I feel to be Bacharach's best and what are my personal favourites are two different things entirely. Here's my three at the top of the former list:

A House is Not a Home
Alfie
The Look of Love

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Re: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

Postby steveo_1965 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:48 pm

good 3 songs, Martin!

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Re: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

Postby Sara D » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:43 pm

Martin Johnson wrote:What I feel to be Bacharach's best and what are my personal favourites are two different things entirely. Here's my three at the top of the former list:

A House is Not a Home
Alfie
The Look of Love


Those three would be my choice too

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Re: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

Postby ron hertel » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:38 pm

... for me - an impossible task! ... My favorites are always in an active rotation - it would be far easier to identify those on the opposite end of being my favorites but even those pop up occasionally on my ever changing favorites list!

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Re: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

Postby face » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:22 pm

Burt's two best songs are "Alfie" and "A House Is Not A Home." I never tire of them, and they always make me FEEL something. They're perfect music.

As for the third, my first instinct was "Anyone Who Had A Heart," but then I remembered "Looking With My Eyes," "In Between the Heartaches," "Whoever You Are, I Love You," and "Who's Gonna Love Me." So ... this is an impossible task!

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Re: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

Postby Alistair » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:20 am

Walk On By
Anyone Who Had a Heart
Don't Make Me Over

Alistair

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Re: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

Postby blueonblue » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:05 am

At the moment...

Walk on By
Knowing When To Leave
Promises, Promises

'blue'

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Re: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

Postby nowmedical » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:52 pm

Long Ago Tomorrow
I Don't Need You Anymore
Captives Of The Heart

Beat that!

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Re: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

Postby nowmedical » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:54 pm

Oh, and welcome back, Steveo.

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Re: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

Postby gabba » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:09 pm

April fools
She's gone away
Who ever you are i love you

..in this very moment...

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Re: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

Postby pljms » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:21 am

Resisting the temptation just to trot out my personal favourites, I find it difficult not to concur with Bacharach himself when he names Alfie and A House is Not a Home as his best songs. He occasionally aIso mentions Anyone Who Had A Heart but I'd personally choose The Look of Love as my third choice. I think those three songs come as close to perfection as it's possible to get in songwriting and are virtually indestructible. Fifty and more years later those songs continue to move people. I know, I've witnessed it.
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Re: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

Postby steveo_1965 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:44 pm

Thank you all for responding to a very difficult question...and hello Nowmedical!

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Re: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

Postby Djalma Junior » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:25 pm

Wow!

Top 20 would already be difficult. Top 3 is even harder.
But there are the songs:

Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
(They Long To Be) Close To You
This Guys in Love With You.

Best regards!
Djalma Jr

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Re: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

Postby bonkersforburt » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:34 pm

Hi Steve,Missed you. Its easier to name top three favorites... though that is tough too.
I think it has a lot to do with time and place in life when you first heard them. For me A house is Not a Home, Anyone who had a heart, What the World Needs Now.


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