What Was Burt Bacharach’s First Hit Song?

Celebrity Q&A, Featured Article
on August 10, 2013
"Anyone Who Had a Heart"

What was composer Burt Bacharach’s first No. 1 hit song?
—Janet Jones, Camden, N.J.

That would be “The Story of My Life,” a No. 1 song on the country charts for Marty Robbins in 1957 and the first of numerous hits for Bacharach and lyricist Hal David. In May, Bacharach, 85, who was born in Kansas City, Mo., and grew up in New York City, released his autobiography, “Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music.” Married four times, he toured in the late 1950s as musical arranger and conductor for actress and singer Marlene Dietrich.