Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Album: Hit Maker! (1965)


  • Burt Bacharach wrote this with Hal David. They are one of the most prolific and successful songwriting teams of the rock era, and surprisingly, this song was never a hit. Bacharach was the first to record it, but Roger Nichols, Sergio Mendez and Herb Alpert all covered the song.
  • The song has a Bossa Nova beat and lyrics where the singer asks for forgiveness and another chance.
  • Bacharach didn't sing on his version, but he did play piano. He used a female session singer for the vocals, something he often did when recording his own songs.
  • Wondermints recorded this on their 1995 album Wonderful World Of Wondermints. It is the only Wondermints song featuring Probyn Gregory on lead vocal. He recorded his vocal around the time he and a longtime girlfriend had broken up and says that as a result, he was truly singing from his heart. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Sean - Chicago, IL

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  • Doug from Oakland, CaAretha did a fine version of this song.
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