This was written for Warwick by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and recorded in 1963. In January 1964, it reached No 8 in the United States and No 42 in Britain.
Cilla Black made a terrible cover version which quite unfairly topped the charts in Britain. When she turns up the volume it is like a dentist’s drill, but not as soothing. In May 2010, research published by BBC Radio 2 revealed that it was the biggest female UK chart hit of the 1960s. What a shocking indictment of British taste.
Dusty Springfield recorded it at around the same time as Cilla Black for her album A Girl Called Dusty, but did not release it as a single. That is a shame because it’s miles better.