Anyone Who Had a Heart

Album: Anyone Who Had a Heart (1964)
Charted: 42 8
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  • Anyone who ever loved could look at me
    And know that I love you
    Anyone who ever dreamed could look at me
    And know I dream of you
    Knowing I love you so

    Anyone who had a heart
    Would take me in his arms and love me, too
    You couldn't really have a heart and hurt me
    Like you hurt me and be so untrue
    What am I to do

    Every time you go away, I always say
    This time it's goodbye, dear
    Loving you the way I do
    I take you back, without you I'd die dear
    Knowing I love you so

    Anyone who had a heart
    Would take me in his arms and love me, too
    You couldn't really have a heart and hurt me
    Like you hurt me and be so untrue
    What am I to do

    Knowing I love you so

    Anyone who had a heart
    Would take me in his arms and love me, too
    You couldn't really have a heart and hurt me
    Like you hurt me and be so untrue
    Anyone who had a heart would love me too
    Anyone who had a heart would take me
    In his arms and always love me too
    Why won't you

    Anyone who had a heart
    Would love me too, yeah
    Anyone who had a heart
    Would take me in his arms and always love me
    Why won't you, yes

    Anyone who had a heart
    Would love me tooWriter/s: BURT BACHARACH, HAL DAVID
    Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
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Comments: 13

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 7th 1964, Cilla Black's covered version of "Anyone Who Had A Heart" was at #1 on the United Kingdom's Record Retailer chart; and the records in position #2 to #10 were all English acts, which marked the first time in UK chart history that the Top 10 didn't have any American artist on it.
  • Rotunda from Tulsa, OkI bought the 45 rpm single back in '64 & loved Dionne's vocal expertise on her records. This was early in her career. When I heard it on radio, I had to buy it! 1964 was a big year for music (Beatles, The British Invasion, surf music, hot rod music, folk-rock, R&B, & pop) & Dionne was big too. Cilla Black---honestly, I never heard her cover of this song! My cousin Babette had a Cilla Black 45 of another song, but her voice was so nasal-sounding. Ugh! Dionne's voice is to unique & versatile that I think her original of this song cannot be equaled. Top singer, top composers, and top studio production! Rotunda says "go now----go in pea!"
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 9th 1964, "Anyone Who Had A Heart" by Dionne Warwick peaked at #8 (for 1 week) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on December 1st, 1963 at position #100 and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #6 on Billboard's R&B Singles and #2 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks charts...
    Ms. Warwick, born Marie Dionne Warrick, celebrated her 73rd birthday two months ago on December 12th (2013).
  • Jon Mckenzie from Sydney, AustraliaI actually thought it started as two thirds and then it went down to a half.
  • Kristian from Cornwall, EnglandWhat pisses me off about all this helpful that it's in need of citation! who can prove they're right then eh.... what about all the kids who are looking for information on the songs for exams etc...???/ imagine learning this song with you time sig description!!!

    This song is actually moving between 9/8 and 6/8 ok!

    The reason poor musicians find it ODD! is because's got three extra beats stuck on the end of 6/8 ...well that's called 9 ...

    it boild my blood to think this is supposed to be clear concise's a bloody cut 'n' paste job from poorly researched sources...!

  • Kristian from Cornwall, EnglandThis was written by the songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. It was the most complex piece of music that Bacharach has possibly ever attempted, with some truly unusual time changes such as 5/4, 4/4, to 7/8 and resolving on 5/8 in only eight bars.

    Bollox.... the chorus is in 6/8 ... ! how come you didn't mention that?
  • Alexander from London, EnglandThis is one of the few songs written in 5/4 time, the other two most notables being the instrumental "Take 5" and "Danny Boy" ("Londonderry Air")
  • Gary from Huntington, WvBeing at the age of 58 it's hard for me to believe that Burt Bacharach is 80 and Hal David is 86. Of course this is just one of many, many songs this team wrote, one of the greatest song writing teams in history. I would love to see them get together and talk about all of there music on TV so that all of us that loves them can see them together on more time.
  • Tony from Devon, EnglandDionne Warwick once complained that Cilla Black's version was an outrageous note-for-note copy and allegedly remarked that if she had coughed in the middle of her recording. Cilla would have done the same!
  • Bob from Boone, NcAnyone who had a heart was not written by Dionne Worwick! Dionne Worwick sang it, but Burt Bacharach wrote it for her to sing!
  • Aj from Cleveland, GaKimberley Locke sung this on the 2nd season of American Idol
  • Vince from Phoenix, AzGorgeous, ornate and complex tune that Dionne Warwick gives her most skilled vocal performance. Phenominal studio carftsmenship and orchestration. Anyone Who Had a Heart and Don't Make Me Over are musts for any 1960's fan.
  • Annabelle from Eugene, OrLuther Vandross covered this song as part of his album, "Always And Forever, The Classics". Very Sweet and Tender.
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