A Burt Bacharach evergreen, "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" was written for Lou Johnson, a pop/R&B protégé of Bacharach's. Johnson sang in a Ben E. King/Drifters style, and Bacharach and his lyricist partner Hal David wrote and produced his first single, "Reach Out for Me," in July 1963, a minor chart entry. The busy songwriters next got around to Johnson a year later, and they fashioned a song that sounded like it could have been written for the Drifters, at least during the light verse sections, with their lyrics of romantic devotion and regret. But then came the killer hook on the repeated words "always something there to remind me," which shifted the song into a higher gear emotionally. Despite the lonely words, the song had one of Bacharach's characteristically buoyant, complicated melodies. Unfortunately, July 1964, the middle of the British Invasion year, was not the ideal time to release such a song, at least in the U.S. The single struggled to make the top half of the 100 bestsellers. It was, however, heard in England, where 17-year-old singer Sandie Shaw cut it in an arrangement similar to the one Bacharach and David had done for Johnson. This single topped the British charts in October. It was released in the U.S., but did no better than Johnson's original, peaking outside the Top 40. Bacharach and David tried again with the song, using their main client, Dionne Warwick, in 1968, resulting in the third chart entry for the song, though it still wasn't a big hit. Two years later, it finally reached the American Top 40 in a recording by R.B. Greaves that also reached the Top 40 of the R&B charts and the Top Ten of the easy listening charts. Greaves began the trend toward eliminating the first, parenthetical word from the title, calling his version "Always Something There to Remind Me." Another 13 years passed before another revival of the song made the charts, but when synth pop band Naked Eyes cut it in 1983 (as "Always Something There to Remind Me"), it reached the American Top Ten. After another 12 years, the British production team Tin Tin Out, using singer Espiritu, cut a version that made the Top 20 in the U.K.