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Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics, Dionne Warwick

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Dionne Warwick's, "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"
The Lyrics:
What do you get when you kiss a guy?
You get enough germs to catch pneumonia
After you do, he'll never phone ya
I'll never fall in love again
Dontcha know that I'll never fall in love again.
"I'll Never Fall In Love Again" was another hit for singer Dionne Warwick and songwriting duo, Hal David and Burt Bacharach (the song was released in December 1969 and went up to #6 in the charts in early February 1970). And now, Dionne decides to totally swear off love in this tune (that's until near the end of the song, when she decides maybe until tomorrow). It was again set to an uptempo easy listening dance beat. The lyrics upabove are the second verse of the tune. I think Dionne might have been grateful that when she kissed the guy who gave her pneumonia that it wasn't about ten years later (which is gross in and of itself), because she might have gotten AIDS or something even worse (?)!
Submitted by: Peter
Dionne Warwick's, "Walk On By"
The Lyrics:
Walk on by, walk on by
Foolish pride
Is all that I have left
So let me hide
The tears and the sadness you gave me
When you said goodbye
Walk on by (don't stop)
and walk on by (don't stop)
and walk on by (don't stop)
Dionne Warwick probably comes very near to being the "Queen" of solo singers who had hits with songs that were uptempo beats but with depressing lyrics (although Diana Ross & the Supremes are probably the top group in that category). Take her first top ten hit from 1964, "Walk On By" for example. Written by the reknowned duo of Hal David & Burt Bacharach (who would write even more tunes and hits for Warwick, including two more hits that fit this category) and the only hit by Warwick produced by Phil Spector (long before his criminal dealings) with his "Wall of Sound", the whole song (although uptempo) is about a woman not wanting to show her former boyfriend who dumped her that she's in pain from the dump -- so, all she can say to him is, "Walk On By". Written up above by me is the third and final verse of "Walk On By" with Warwick still pleading to the former boyfriend to "Walk On By".
Submitted by: Peter

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