(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls

Album: Dionne Warwick in Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Charted: 28 2
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  • Gotta get off, gonna get Have to get off from this ride
    Gotta get hold, gonna get Need to get hold of my pride
    When did I get, where did I
    How was I caught in this game
    When will I know, where will I
    How will I think of my name

    When did I stop feeling sure, feeling safe
    And start wondering why, wondering why
    Is this a dream, am I here, where are you
    What's in back of the sky, why do we cry

    Gotta get off, gonna get Out of this merry-go-round
    Gotta get off, gonna get Need to get on where I'm bound
    When did I get, where did I Why am I lost as a lamb
    When will I know, where will I How will I learn who I am
    Is this a dream, am I here, where are you
    Tell me, when will I know, how will I know
    When will I know why?Writer/s: ANDRE PREVIN, ANDRE G. PREVIN, DORY PREVIN
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 3

  • Babbling Babette from Tulsa OkI bought the 45 rpm single in '67 when I was at University of Kansas. The song was a haunting & catchy one. Valley of the Dolls was first a huge #1 novel about Hollywood's seamier effects on young actresses. Scandalous for The Sixties decade. Then, it became a big flashy movie with Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Sharon Tate, Susan Hayward, & others. The song was on the radio in my area for a long time (Kansas City area) and was very popular for Dionne. A huge seller too. When I went home on a "break" to Oklahoma, the song was #1 on the area radio station there. On Billboard, I heard it hit all the way up to #2. Impressive.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 18th 1968, "(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls" by Dionne Warwick peaked at #2 (for 4 weeks) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on January 14th at position #77 and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100 (and for 7 of those 13 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
    It also reached #2 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart and #4 in Canada...
    Was track four of side one on her tenth studio album, 'Dionne Warwick in Valley of the Dolls', and the album peaked at #6 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart...
    The first three weeks the song was at #2, the #1 record was "Love Is Blue" by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra and during its last week "(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding was in the top spot...
    Ms. Warwick, born Marie Dionne Warrick, celebrated her 73rd birthday two months ago on December 12th (2013).
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyAccording to Billboard; this record was a two-sided Top Ten hit for Dionne; "Valley of the Dolls" stayed at #2 for four weeks while the flip-side "I Say A Little Prayer" peaked at #4!!!
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