Music for Monday: B. J. Thomas, ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head’

Doesn't appear to be all wet - but we'll take his word for it.  (B.J. Thomas, 1970)

Doesn’t appear to be all wet – but we’ll take his word for it. (B.J. Thomas, 1970)

B. J. Thomas released “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” in October of 1969. The reason you are seeing a 60s tune here, written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach for the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, is that it was the very first #1 song of the 1970s.

Although “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” was later covered by many artists, including Engelbert Humperdinck, Johnny Mathis and Perry Como, Thomas’ version went to #1 in the US, Canada, Norway and South Africa and grabbed the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

B.J. Thomas ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,’ 1970

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