Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head "is a song written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach for the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). It won an Academy Award for best original song. Bacharach also won the award for best original music from the same movie. Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head was in the version by b. j. Thomas a hit. In the United States, the number in 1970 four weeks on the first place of the Billboard Hot 100. The success was more modest In Netherlands: a twenty-eighth place in the top 40 was the highest result.
The song was recorded in seven attempts, as Bacharach was not happy about the first six.
- The song can be heard in Spy Hard, in which Leslie Nielsen makes a parody on the scene from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
- It is also found on the soundtrack of Forrest Gump, Spider-Man 2 and Clerks II .
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head was covered very often. The most famous is that of Rat Pack. The Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers plays the song at concerts and recorded a version of the song. The trumpet solo is played by their drummer, Sean Moore. This version was released on single. On the b-side of the single was the song Sepia, in which the text "And just like the moment in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid/I'm perpetually stuck in a sepia film/But bleeding inside I manage to keep it all in" occurs, a reference to the film.
Former footballer and actor David Ginola sang the song, as well as the French singer Sacha Distel, the Japanese band Shonen Knife and the Australian singer John Farnham. It is to the number referenced byGenesis in their song In The Cage from 1974.
|Predecessor:||Academy Award for Best original song