B.J. Thomas

Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head

Composed by Burt Bacharach

Song Review by

Like "This Guy's in Love With You," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" is a unique foray for the Bacharach/David team into the country arena. A huge hit for singer B.J. Thomas when released on the Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid soundtrack, this song is a true easy listening classic. Hal David's lyric has a wonderful, resigned charm, and framed by Burt Bacharach's extremely simple melody, it's one of their more charming creations. It went to number one on the pop charts in autumn of 1969.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
The Sound of Bacharach 1965
Various Artists
Westside Records 3:03
The Hits & Much More 1966 Pair 2:55
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [Original Score] 1969 A&M 2:57
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head/Everybody's Out of Town 1970 Collectors' Choice Music 3:05
No Image 1971 3:01
No Image 1972
Various Artists
Sceptre 3:07
The Best of B.J. Thomas [K-Tel] 1975 Dominion / K-Tel Distribution 2:57
16 Greatest Hits [Deluxe] 1986 Deluxe 3:07
Back to the '60s, Vol. 2 1987
Various Artists
Dominion 2:56
No Image 1990 Pair 3:01
AM Gold: 1969 1991
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:58
The Scepter Records Story 1992
Various Artists
Capricorn 3:00
Better Days [Rhino] 1992
Various Artists
Rhino 3:03
Rock & Roll Years: 1969 1993
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:49
The Fabulous 60's 1993
Various Artists
Dominion / K-Tel Distribution
20 Greatest Hits 1994 Deluxe
Rhythm of the Rain [Varese Sarabande] 1994
Various Artists
Varèse Sarabande 3:17
Forrest Gump 1994
Original Soundtrack
Epic 3:00
Car Trax: Taking It Easy 1995
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:49
No Image 1995
Various Artists
Sterling Gold
His Golden Classics 1995 Collectables 3:02
Academy Award Winning Songs (1934-1993) [Box Set] 1995
Various Artists
Rhino 3:15
Gold Collection Artists 1996
Various Artists
King 2:58
16 Unforgettable Slows 1996
Various Artists
EPM 2:44
Best of B.J. Thomas [Intercontinental] 1996 Intercontinental Records 3:02
Academy Award Winning Songs, Vol. 3 (1958-1969) 1996
Various Artists
Rhino
Billboard Top Movie Hits 1960s 1996
Various Artists
Rhino
Rock On 1970 1996
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 2:59
Songs in the Rough 1996
Various Artists
Foundation 3:02
Golden Classics: 22 Classic Tracks 1996 Masters Intercontinental 2:59
The Magic of Burt Bacharach [Charly] 1996 Charly Records 3:03
Golden Oldies NonStop Party Mix 1996
Various Artists
ZYX Music 1:17
Remember When...1969 1996
Various Artists
King / Koch 2:59
Double Gold Hits, Vol. 5 1996
Various Artists
Public Music
No Image 1996
Various Artists
MCA
Sixties Generation: 1969 1997
Various Artists
St. Clair / Retro Music 2:59
Greatest Soundtrack Hits, Vol. 1 1997
Original Soundtrack
Priority Records 3:01
Classic Gold [Compose] 1997
Various Artists
Compose Records 2:49
Rock On: 1970-1974 1997
Various Artists
Madacy 2:56
The Very Best of B.J. Thomas [Varese] 1997 Varèse Vintage / Varese 3:17
Global Rock, Vol. 9: From London to L.A. 1997
Various Artists
Columbia River Entertainment Group
Rockin' Jukebox, 1969 1997
Various Artists
Excelsior Recordings 2:49
Greatest Love [Crimson] 1998
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 2:59
#1 Hits: The 70's Decade 1998
Various Artists
St. Clair / Number 1 Hits 2:54
Greatest Hits [Eclipse] 1998 Eclipse Music Group 2:55
#1 Hits of 1970-1974 1998
Various Artists
GNP / Crescendo 2:59
Hollywood Collection [Entertainers] 1998
Various Artists
Entertainers 2:58
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Collection 1998
Various Artists
Rhino 3:15
The Look of Love: The Burt Bacharach Collection 1998 Rhino 2:59
More from the Bacharach Songbook 1998
Various Artists
Varèse Sarabande / Varese 3:00
Rock On: From 1970 to 1979 1998
Various Artists
Madacy 2:56
Songs of Burt Bacharach 1999
Various Artists
Polygram 2:59
40 Hits: 1970-1974 1999
Various Artists
Millennium Hits (Netherlands) 3:02
Everlasting Love [Crimson] 1999
Various Artists
Crimson Productions
Soundtrack Jams, Vol. 1 1999
Various Artists
Delta Distribution 3:03
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head [Charly] 1999 Charly Records 3:04
No Image 1999
Various Artists
Polymedia
Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Christmas Gift to You 1999
Various Artists
Rhino 3:15
Number 1 Hits of the 70's, Vol. 1 1999
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 3:03
Rock N' Roll Hits of the 70's:  #1 Hits of the 70's 1999
Various Artists
Madacy 2:55
Number 1 Hits 2000
Various Artists
St. Clair 2:54
Entertainment Weekly: The Greatest Hits 1970 2000
Various Artists
Buddha Records 3:00
Cocodrilo Club 2000
Various Artists
Tempo 2:56
The Love Songs of Burt Bacharach [Universal] 2000
Various Artists
Sammel 2:58
Sixties Generation: 1968-1969 2000
Various Artists
Boxsets 2:59
Classic Rock Crate 2000
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:55
The '70s 2000
Various Artists
Dominion / K-Tel Distribution 2:55
Film 2000 2000
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 3:01
No Image 2000
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:01
The Very Best of Burt Bacharach [Rhino] 2001 Warner Bros. / Rhino 3:00
Country Gold [St. Clair] 2001
Various Artists
St. Clair 3:04
Wild Wild West: Great Film Themes 2001
Various Artists
Goldies 3:01
Newman's Own: Movie Songs 2001
Various Artists
Rhino 2:58
Mega 60's 2001
Various Artists
Wagram Records 2:59
American Bandstand 2001
Various Artists
Band Stand 3:00
Dick Clark's #1's: 50's to 70's "When AM Radio Was King" 2001
Various Artists
Rhino 3:16
Entertainment Weekly: The Greatest Hits 1970-1974 2001
Various Artists
Buddha Records 3:00
American Bandstand: CD 3 2001
Various Artists
Disky 3:00
60 Greatest Hit Songs 2002 EMI Music Distribution 2:59
Number 1 Hits 50's 60's & 70's 2002
Various Artists
St. Clair 2:54
Greatest & Latest 2002 Cleopatra 3:06
Unchained Melodies [K-Tel] 2002
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:55
Jukebox Hits 1969 [Madacy] 2002
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 2:56
Ultimate Jukebox Collection [Ross] 2002
Various Artists
Ross Records 2:54
Definitive 60's, Vol. 2 2002
Various Artists
B.R. 3:00
All Time Greatest Hits [K-Tel] 2002 K-Tel Distribution 2:55
Rock N Roll Reunion 1969 2003
Various Artists
Madacy 2:53
The In-Laws 2003
Original Soundtrack
Rhino / Bulletproof 3:02
Looks Like Rain 2003
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 3:17
All Time Greatest Hits [King] 2003 King 3:07
21 Winners: Jukebox Hits of the '60s [2003] 2003
Various Artists
Madacy 2:58
The Magic of Burt Bacharach [K-Tel Entertainment] 2003
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:57
Soft Rock [Brentwood] 2003
Various Artists
Brentwood Records 3:13
#1 Pop Hits of the 60s & 70s [Madacy Box] 2003
Various Artists
Madacy 0:00
The '70s Sound, Vol. 2 2003
Various Artists
Flashback Records 2:58
1960s Happy Days, Vol. 1 2003
Various Artists
Madacy 2:59
Casey Kasem Presents: America's Top Ten - The 70s #1 Pop Hits 2004
Various Artists
Top Sail Productions 3:13
Straight from the Heart [Box Set] 2004
Various Artists
Universal Special Products 3:01
1960's Happy Days [2005 #2] 2005
Various Artists
Madacy 2:59
Billboard #1s: The '70s 2006
Various Artists
Rhino 2:58
Clerks II 2006
Original Soundtrack
Bulletproof 0:00
Gold 2006 Hip-O 2:57
Romantic Moments of the 70's: Original Artists 2007
Various Artists
Laserlight 2:59
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head [Remember] 2008 Remember / Remember Records 2:55
Magic Moments: The Definitive Collection 2008 Rhino 3:00
Romancing the 70s: Precious and Few 2008
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:03
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head [JVC] 2010 Gusto Records 3:03
Pop Memories of the 60s [Time-Life Box Set] 2011
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:02
Country: B.J. Thomas 2012 BMG / Sony Music Entertainment 0:00
All-Time Classics 2012
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:02
The Art of the Songwriter: The Best of Burt Bacharach - Anyone Who Had a Heart 2013 Universal 2:59
On Stage 2013 Suite 102
60 #1 Pop Hits
Various Artists
AAO Music / United Audio Entertainment 2:58
Feelin' Groovy [Mood]
Various Artists
Mood Media Entertainment 3:01
Global Rock, Vol. 7-9: From London to L.A.
Various Artists
Columbia River Entertainment Group
No Image
Various Artists
Razor & Tie
Romantically Yours
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:02
No Image Dominion