Throwback Thursday: Dionne Warwick – “Walk On By”
Today is Dionne Warwick’s birthday, and it is also Thursday, so this week’s TBT pick was a no-brainer. In April of 1964, Miss Warwick released “Walk On By,” the first single from her third album, Make Way for Dionne Warwick. That album title is about as ’60s as it gets.
It’s worth noting that Dionne Warwick also has albums called Presenting Dionne Warwick and The Sensitive Sound of Dionne Warwick, to name a few. What a time it must have been.
“Walk On By” was penned by Burt Bacharach and Hal David — one of the greatest songwriting duos ever — and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Over the years, many have covered the song, including Aretha Franklin and Isaac Hayes, but the original remains supreme.
And as if “Walk On By” wasn’t special enough, it holds the distinction of being one of the few songs from the ’60s with a music video. Check it out below.