Mobile users -- find Related Song Features here

Pop and Rock Chart Archive
and Music Encyclopedia

Hal David as song writer

As a song writer, Hal David was one of the most important names of the rock era. Here is the list of popular songs co-written by Hal David, with all the popular versions. Hal David often worked with Burt Bacharach, and also worked with many others. Many of the hit songs by Dionne Warwick were co-written by Hal David. He also wrote top songs for Herb Alpert, Carpenters, The 5th Dimension, Gene Pitney, The Shirelles, Dusty Springfield, B.J. Thomas, and so many more, as you see on this song list. Hal David writing fame lasted decades, with modern hit makers like Ashanti, Janet Jackson, Diana King, The White Stripes, and Glee Cast.
Hal David lived from 1921-2012, when he died after a stroke.


red # = rock chartblue # = pop chart

  1 The Four Winds And The Seven Seas   1948  
  Vic Damone  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  2 The Four Winds And The Seven Seas   1948  
  Herb Jeffries  
    YouTube    

  3 The Four Winds And The Seven Seas   1948  
  Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians  
    YouTube    

  4 The Four Winds And The Seven Seas   1948  
  Sammy Kaye And His Orchestra with Tony Alamo  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  5 Bell Bottom Blues   1953  
  Teresa Brewer with Jack Pleis Orchestra  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  6 Bing Bang Boom   1954  
  Lu Ann Simms  
    YouTube    

  7 Have A Hope, Have A Wish, Have A Prayer   1954  
  Delta Rhythm Boys  
    YouTube    

  8 The Story Of My Life   Jan 1958  
  Marty Robbins  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  9 Magic Moments 5   Feb 1958  
  Perry Como  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  10 The Story Of My Life   Feb 1958  
  Michael Holliday  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  11 My Heart Is An Open Book   Dec 1958  
  Jimmy Dean  
    YouTube    

  12 If I Could Hold You In My Arms   1958  
  Kathy Linden  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  13 My Heart Is An Open Book 3   Aug 1959  
  Carl Dobkins, Jr.  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  14 Broken-Hearted Melody 8   Sep 1959  
  Sarah Vaughan  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  15 The Two Of Us   1959  
  George Hamilton IV  
    YouTube    

  16 (New In) The Ways Of Love   Jan 1960  
  Tommy Edwards  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  17 Outside My Window   Mar 1960  
  The Fleetwoods  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  18 River, River   Dec 1960  
  Jimmy Mosby  
    YouTube    

  19 Listen My Love   1960  
  Rod Lauren  
    YouTube    

  20 The Charanga   Apr 1961  
  Merv Griffin  
    YouTube    

  21 You'll Answer To Me   Jul 1961  
  Patti Page  
    YouTube    

  22 Sea Of Heartbreak   Aug 1961  
  Don Gibson  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  23 I Wake Up Crying   Sep 1961  
  Chuck Jackson  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  24 You'll Answer To Me   Oct 1961  
  Cleo Laine  
    YouTube    

  25 Valerie   Dec 1961  
  James Darren  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  26 (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance 10   Jun 1962  
  Gene Pitney  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  27 Baby Elephant Walk   Jun 1962  
  The Miniature Men  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  28 Johnny Get Angry 9   Jul 1962  
  Joanie Sommers  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  29 Baby Elephant Walk   Aug 1962  
  Lawrence Welk  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  30 Make It Easy On Yourself   Sep 1962  
  Jerry Butler  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  31 I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself   Sep 1962  
  Tommy Hunt  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  32 When The Boys Get Together   Oct 1962  
  Joanie Sommers  
    YouTube    

  33 Only Love Can Break A Heart 4   Nov 1962  
  Gene Pitney  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  34 The Love Of A Boy   Jan 1963  
  Timi Yuro  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  35 Don't Make Me Over 11   Jan 1963  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  36 This Empty Place   Apr 1963  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  37 Blue On Blue 4   Jun 1963  
  Bobby Vinton  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  38 Be True To Yourself   Jul 1963  
  Bobby Vee With The Johnny Mann Singers  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  39 Saturday Sunshine   Aug 1963  
  Burt Bacharach  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  40 True Love Never Runs Smooth   Aug 1963  
  Gene Pitney  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  41 Donna Means Heartbreak   Aug 1963  
  Gene Pitney  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  42 Make The Music Play   Aug 1963  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  43 Don't Let It Happen To Us   Sep 1963  
  The Shirelles  
    YouTube    

  44 Reach Out For Me 18   Oct 1963  
  Lou Johnson  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  45 Blue Guitar   Nov 1963  
  Richard Chamberlain  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  46 Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa 20   Nov 1963  
  Gene Pitney  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  47 Wives And Lovers 9   Jan 1964  
  Jack Jones  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  48 Anyone Who Had A Heart 3   Feb 1964  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  49 Walk On By 2   Jun 1964  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  50 I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself   Jul 1964  
  Dusty Springfield  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  51 Wishin' And Hopin' 6   Aug 1964  
  Dusty Springfield  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  52 Wishin' And Hopin'   Aug 1964  
  The Merseybeats  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  53 A House Is Not A Home   Aug 1964  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  54 A House Is Not A Home   Aug 1964  
  Brook Benton  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  55 Me Japanese Boy I Love You   Aug 1964  
  Bobby Goldsboro  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  56 (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me   Sep 1964  
  Lou Johnson  
    YouTube    

  57 You'll Never Get To Heaven (If You Break My Heart) 12   Sep 1964  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  58 Kentucky Bluebird (Send A Message To Martha)   Nov 1964  
  Lou Johnson  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  59 Reach Out For Me   Nov 1964  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  60 Rome Will Never Leave You   Dec 1964  
  Richard Chamberlain  
    YouTube    

  61 Kentucky Bluebird (A Message To Martha)   Dec 1964  
  Adam Faith  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  62 Message To Martha   1964  
  Jerry Butler  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  63 They Long To Be Close To You   1964  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  64 Wishin' And Hopin'   1964  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  65 (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me   Jan 1965  
  Sandie Shaw  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  66 My Little Red Book   Jul 1965  
  Manfred Mann  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  67 What The World Needs Now Is Love 4   Jul 1965  
  Jackie DeShannon  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  68 Here I Am   Jul 1965  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  69 What's New Pussycat? 2   Jul 1965  
  Tom Jones  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  70 Trains And Boats And Planes   Jul 1965  
  Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  71 A Lifetime Of Loneliness   Oct 1965  
  Jackie DeShannon  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  72 Looking With My Eyes   Nov 1965  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube    

  73 Make It Easy On Yourself 16   Nov 1965  
  The Walker Brothers  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  74 Are You There (With Another Girl)   Jan 1966  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  75 Promise Her Anything   Mar 1966  
  Tom Jones  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  76 Message To Michael 5   May 1966  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  77 Come And Get Me   Jun 1966  
  Jackie DeShannon  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  78 My Little Red Book   Jun 1966  
  Love  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  79 Trains And Boats And Planes   Aug 1966  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  80 Alfie   Aug 1966  
  Cher  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  81 Alfie   Sep 1966  
  Cilla Black  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  82 I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself   Nov 1966  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  83 Another Night   Jan 1967  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  84 The Beginning Of Loneliness   Mar 1967  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  85 Always Something There To Remind Me   Apr 1967  
  Patti LaBelle & The Blue Belles  
    YouTube    

  86 Casino Royale   May 1967  
  Herb Alpert  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  87 Only Love Can Break A Heart   Jun 1967  
  Margaret Whiting  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  88 Alfie 3   Jun 1967  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  89 You'll Never Get To Heaven (If You Break My Heart)   Aug 1967  
  The Angels  
    YouTube    

  90 The Windows Of The World   Sep 1967  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  91 The Look Of Love 4   Oct 1967  
  Dusty Springfield  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  92 Reach Out For Me   Nov 1967  
  Burt Bacharach  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  93 I Say A Little Prayer 9   Dec 1967  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  94 I Say A Little Prayer   Feb 1968  
  Sergio Mendes  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  95 Do You Know The Way To San Jose 7   May 1968  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  96 One Less Bell To Answer   Jun 1968  
  Rosemary Clooney  
    YouTube    

  97 This Guy's In Love With You 1   Jun 1968  
  Herb Alpert  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  98 The Look Of Love 4   Jun 1968  
  Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  99 Let Me Be Lonely   Jun 1968  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  100 (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me   Aug 1968  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  101 This Girl's In Love With You   Aug 1968  
  Eydie Gorme  
    YouTube    

  102 This Guy's In Love With You   Sep 1968  
  Tony Mottola  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  103 To Wait For Love   Sep 1968  
  Herb Alpert  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  104 Who Is Gonna Love Me?   Sep 1968  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  105 I Say A Little Prayer 19   Sep 1968  
  Aretha Franklin  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  106 Alfie   Sep 1968  
  Eivets Rednow  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  107 I Say A Little Prayer   Oct 1968  
  Baja Marimba Band  
    YouTube    

  108 Promises, Promises 14   Nov 1968  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  109 Medley, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, I Say A Little Prayer   Dec 1968  
  Dee Irwin & Mamie Galore  
    YouTube    

  110 This Girl's In Love With You 9   Mar 1969  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  111 I'll Never Fall In Love Again   May 1969  
  Johnny Mathis  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  112 The April Fools   Jun 1969  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  113 I'll Never Fall In Love Again   Jul 1969  
  Burt Bacharach  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  114 Odds And Ends   Aug 1969  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube    

  115 I'm A Better Man (For Having Loved You)   Sep 1969  
  Engelbert Humperdinck  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  116 I'll Never Fall In Love Again   Oct 1969  
  Bobbie Gentry  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  117 Walk On By   Oct 1969  
  Isaac Hayes  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  118 The Look Of Love   1969  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  119 A House Is Not A Home   1969  
  Mavis Staples  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  120 Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head 1   Jan 1970  
  B.J. Thomas  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  121 I'll Never Fall In Love Again 4   Jan 1970  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  122 Always Something There To Remind Me   Feb 1970  
  R.B. Greaves  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  123 Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head   Mar 1970  
  Sacha Distel  
    YouTube    

  124 Odds And Ends   Mar 1970  
  Johnny Mathis  
    YouTube    

  125 Everybody's Out Of Town 19   Apr 1970  
  B.J. Thomas  
    YouTube    

  126 Let Me Go To Him   May 1970  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  127 Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head   May 1970  
  Barbara Mason  
    YouTube    

  128 (They Long To Be) Close To You 1   Jul 1970  
  Carpenters  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  129 Paper Mache   Aug 1970  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  130 Don't Make Me Over   Sep 1970  
  Brenda & The Tabulations  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  131 Make It Easy On Yourself   Nov 1970  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  132 I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself   Nov 1970  
  Gary Puckett  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  133 One Less Bell To Answer 2   Dec 1970  
  The 5th Dimension  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  134 I'll Never Fall In Love Again   1970  
  Carpenters  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  135 I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself   1970  
  Cissy Houston  
    YouTube    

  136 The Green Grass Starts To Grow   Jan 1971  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  137 The Look Of Love   Mar 1971  
  Isaac Hayes  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  138 Who Gets The Guy   Apr 1971  
  Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  139 What The World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham, Martin And John 4   Aug 1971  
  Tom Clay  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  140 Amanda   Aug 1971  
  Dionne Warwicke  
    YouTube    

  141 Medley, I Say A Little Prayer, By The Time I Get To Phoenix   Nov 1971  
  Glen Campbell - Anne Murray  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  142 Long Ago Tomorrow   Dec 1971  
  B.J. Thomas  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  143 One Less Bell To Answer/A House Is Not A Home   Dec 1971  
  Barbra Streisand  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  144 Only Love Can Break A Heart   Feb 1972  
  Sonny James  
    YouTube    

  145 April Fools   Jun 1972  
  Aretha Franklin  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  146 (They Long To Be) Close To You   Sep 1972  
  Jerry Butler Featuring Brenda Lee Eager  
    YouTube    

  147 Living Together, Growing Together   Feb 1973  
  The 5th Dimension  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  148 Lost Horizon   Mar 1973  
  Shawn Phillips  
    YouTube    

  149 You'll Never Get To Heaven (If You Break My Heart) 19   Jun 1973  
  The Stylistics  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  150 Close To You   Nov 1974  
  The Clams  
    YouTube    

  151 99 Miles From L.A.   May 1975  
  Albert Hammond  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  152 Walk On By   Jun 1975  
  Gloria Gaynor  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  153 Close To You   Feb 1976  
  B.T. Express  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  154 By The Time I Get To Phoenix/Say A Little Prayer   Apr 1977  
  Isaac Hayes And Dionne Warwick  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  155 Only Love Can Break A Heart   Jun 1977  
  Bobby Vinton  
    YouTube    

  156 It Was Almost Like A Song 6   Oct 1977  
  Ronnie Milsap  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  157 Walk On By   Apr 1979  
  AWB  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  158 Don't Make Me Over   Jan 1980  
  Jennifer Warnes  
    YouTube    

  159 Walk On By   May 1982  
  D Train  
    YouTube    

  160 Always Something There To Remind Me 20 2   May 1983  
  Naked Eyes  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  161 Sea Of Heartbreak   Feb 1984  
  Leo Sayer  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  162 To All The Girls I've Loved Before 2   May 1984  
  Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  163 (They Long To Be) Close To You   Mar 1987  
  Gwen Guthrie  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  164 Don't Make Me Over 19   Nov 1989  
  Sybil  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  165 Walk On By   Dec 1989  
  Melissa Manchester  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  166 Walk On By   Feb 1990  
  Sybil  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  167 I Wanna Get With U   Dec 1990  
  Guy  
    YouTube    

  168 Close To You   Nov 1994  
  The Cranberries  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  169 Walk On By   Feb 1997  
  Gabrielle  
    YouTube    

  170 I Say A Little Prayer 12   Sep 1997  
  Diana King  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  171 What The World Needs Now Is Love   Aug 1998  
  Dionne Warwick And The Hip-Hop Nation  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  172 Cheated (To All The Girls)   Aug 1998  
  Wyclef Jean Featuring Queen Pen & The Product  
    YouTube    

  173 What The World Needs Now Is Love   Jun 2003  
  American Idol Finalists  
    YouTube    

  174 Rain On Me 13   Oct 2003  
  Ashanti  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  175 Walk On By   Jan 2004  
  Cyndi Lauper  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  176 I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself 20     Feb 2004  
  The White Stripes  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  177 I Want You   May 2004  
  Janet Jackson  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  178 Walk On By   Dec 2004  
  Seal  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  179 I Say A Little Prayer For You   Feb 2007  
  Natalie Cole  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  180 I Say A Little Prayer   Nov 2009  
  C.O.G.  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  181 I Say A Little Prayer   Nov 2009  
  David Michael Johnson  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  182 What The World Needs Now Is Love LIVE   2009  
  Jim Brickman Featuring Ensemble  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  183 One Less Bell To Answer/A House Is Not A Home   May 2010  
  Glee Cast Featuring Kristin Chenoweth  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  184 A House Is Not A Home   May 2010  
  Glee Cast  
    YouTube download at Amazon  


  official Hal David, song writer site 


Related Song Features for Hal David as song writer


Top Pop Songs with Hal David as writer

1Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
 B.J. Thomas
2This Guy's In Love With You
 Herb Alpert
3(They Long To Be) Close To You
 Carpenters
4What's New Pussycat?
 Tom Jones
5Always Something There To Remind Me
 Naked Eyes
6One Less Bell To Answer
 The 5th Dimension
7Anyone Who Had A Heart
 Dionne Warwick
8To All The Girls I've Loved Before
 Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson
9Walk On By
 Dionne Warwick
10Blue On Blue
 Bobby Vinton
11Only Love Can Break A Heart
 Gene Pitney
12The Look Of Love
 Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
13I'll Never Fall In Love Again
 Dionne Warwick
14What The World Needs Now Is Love
 Jackie DeShannon
15Message To Michael
 Dionne Warwick
16Alfie
 Dionne Warwick
17Do You Know The Way To San Jose
 Dionne Warwick
18Wishin' And Hopin'
 Dusty Springfield
19What The World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham, Martin And John
 Tom Clay
20The Look Of Love
 Dusty Springfield
21I Say A Little Prayer
 Dionne Warwick
22Wives And Lovers
 Jack Jones
23It Was Almost Like A Song
 Ronnie Milsap
24I Say A Little Prayer
 Diana King
25(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance
 Gene Pitney
26Johnny Get Angry
 Joanie Sommers
27This Girl's In Love With You
 Dionne Warwick
28Rain On Me
 Ashanti
29You'll Never Get To Heaven (If You Break My Heart)
 Dionne Warwick
30Don't Make Me Over
 Dionne Warwick

Explore and Find More

Home Page
One Hit Wonders
Rock of the Eighties
Rock of the Nineties
Rock of the 2000's