Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head

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"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David for the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.[3][4] The uplifting lyrics describe somebody who overcomes his troubles and worries by realizing that "it won't be long till happiness steps up to greet me."[5][6]

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"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"
From the motion picture, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Single by B. J. Thomas
from the album Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
B-side"Never Had It So Good"
ReleasedOctober 1969[1]
StudioA & R (New York City)
B. J. Thomas singles chronology
"Pass the Apple Eve"
"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"
"Everybody's Out of Town"
"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" on YouTube

The single by B. J. Thomas reached No. 1 on charts in the United States, Canada and Norway, and reached No. 38 in the UK Singles Chart.[4] It topped the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks in January 1970 and was also the first American No. 1 hit of the 1970s. The song also spent seven weeks atop the Billboard adult contemporary chart.[7] Billboard ranked it as the No. 4 song of 1970. According to Billboard magazine, it had sold over 2 million copies by March 14, 1970, with eight-track and cassette versions also climbing the charts.[8] It won an Oscar for Best Original Song.[4] Bacharach also won Best Original Score.