Monday, March 21, 2011
THE WINDOWS OF THE WORLD ~ DIONNE WARWICK
"The Windows of the World" is the title of a song written by Burt Bacharach (music) and Hal David (lyrics) which was a hit single for Dionne Warwick in 1967. "The Windows of the World" represented a thematic departure for Warwick who had built her career as a romantic balladeer and had passed on the chance to introduce "What the World Needs Now is Love" (although her stated objection to the last-named was not its theme but rather that it sounded "too country"). Released in July 1967, "The Windows of the World" was not one of Warwick's biggest hits reaching #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 (#27 R&B/ #32 Easy Listening). However Warwick stated in 2002 that "The Windows of the World" was her favorite of all of her singles. Warwick's September 1967 album release featured "The Windows of The World" as its title cut (see The Windows of the World). The album cut "I Say a Little Prayer" was released that October as a single and proved to be the track which would re-establish Dionne Warwick as a Top Ten hitmaker.Dionne Warwick recorded an Italian language version of "The Windows of the World" as "La Vita Come Va" ([the] life as it should be).