Tom Jones

What's New Pussycat?

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A made-to-order song for the truly wacky Woody Allen film of the same name, "What's New Pussycat?" has aged surprisingly well. It's certainly not one of the songs in the Bacharach/David catalog that's easy to take seriously, yet it still has a strong charm. Basically a heavy, jazzy rock & roll waltz with some overly romantic lyrics from Hal David that border on parody, the song has an ultra-strange groove that is absolutely infectious. A true guilty pleasure in the songwriting duo's body of work. And what fun. It went Top Ten for Welsh singer Tom Jones with a smile in the summer of 1965.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
What's New Pussycat? 1965 Decca / Universal 2:09
No Image 1975 Tele House
It's Not Unusual [Decca] 1987 Decca 2:07
The Best of Tom Jones [Decca] 1988 Decca 2:04
The Burt Bacharach Songbook [Connoisseur] 1988
Various Artists
Connoisseur 2:06
AM Gold: 1965 1990
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:06
Velvet + Steel = Gold: Tom Jones 1964-1969 1993 Decca 2:08
The Complete Tom Jones 1993 London 2:04
Your Hit Parade: The '60s 1993
Various Artists
Time / Life Music
Their Gretest Hits 1996 Rebound Records 2:07
Bachelor Pad Pleasures 1996
Various Artists
Chronicles / Polygram 2:06
Lounge Legends [K-Tel] 1997
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:07
The Ultimate Collection [BMG] 1997 Bmg Camden 2:19
Greatest Performances 1998 32 Records / 32 Jazz 2:19
Vocal Treasures [Rebound] 1998
Various Artists
Rebound Records 2:05
Selection of Tom Jones 1998 Golden Sounds 2:12
The Best of Tom Jones [Polygram] 1998 Polydor / Polygram 2:05
40 Golden Love Songs 1998 Double Classics 2:15
Hit Singles 1998 BR Music 2:19
Las Vegas Showstoppers 1998
Various Artists
Beloved Records 2:06
Green, Green Grass of Home [Double Gold] 1998 Double Gold 2:19
The Look of Love: The Burt Bacharach Collection 1998 Rhino 2:19
26 Classic Pop Hits 1998 Prism Leisure 2:13
His Best 1998 Columbia River Entertainment Group
Legendary Performer 1999 Goldies 2:20
Songbook 1999 Import 2:16
Songs of Burt Bacharach 1999
Various Artists
Polygram 2:06
Great 1999 Festival Records / Red X 2:17
The Reel Burt Bacharach 1999 Hip-O 2:20
Sings the All Time Hits 1999 Charly Records 2:17
The 100 Song Collection 1999 Prism Platinum 2:13
Tom Jones Hits [Box] 1999 Delta Distribution 2:32
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tom Jones 2000 Polydor / Polygram 2:05
At His Best 2000 Castle Music Ltd. 2:15
The Love Songs of Burt Bacharach [Universal] 2000
Various Artists
Sammel 2:17
The Gold Collection 2000 Sony Music Distribution 2:16
An Evening with Tom Jones 2000 Goldies / Golden Stars 2:20
Hits & Duets 2000 BMG International 2:15
The Legends Collection 2001 Dressed To Kill 2:14
The Very Best of Burt Bacharach [Rhino] 2001 Warner Bros. / Rhino 2:19
Selection, Vol. 1 2001 Proper Sales & Dist. 2:15
60 Greatest Hit Songs 2002 EMI Music Distribution 2:14
Greatest Hits [Disky] 2002 Disky 2:14
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 2002 Classic World Productions, Inc. 2:21
Legends of Las Vegas 2002
Various Artists
Time Music 2:21
Singles Plus 2002 Import 2:19
Greatest Hits [Universal] 2003 Universal 2:04
The Heart & Soul of Bacharach 2003 Music Club Records 2:19
Songs of Hal David & Burt Bacharach 2003
Various Artists
Audiophile Legends 2:20
The 20 Most Requested 2004 Festival Mushroom 2:15
Music Legends: Best of Tom Jones 2004 BCI Music (Brentwood Communication) 2:23
Garfield: The Movie 2004
Original Soundtrack
Bulletproof / Rykodisc 2:06
No Image 2004
Various Artists
Universal Distribution 2:05
She's a Lady [Pazzazz] 2004 Pazzazz 2:15
Gold (1965 - 1975) 2005 Hip-O / Deram 2:19
Chronicles 2005 Polydor / Decca 2:05
Gold 2006 Hip-O 2:18
Flushed Away 2006
Original Soundtrack
Astralwerks / EMI 2:17
What's New Pussycat? [Intense] 2006 Pazzazz 2:15
The British Beat: Best of the '60s 2007
Various Artists
Shout! Factory / TJL 2:19
Icons 2007 Universal / Universal Distribution 2:19
Silver Collection 2007 Universal Distribution 2:08
Sugar, Sugar: 60s Pop 2007
Various Artists
Sony BMG 2:19
Feline Groovy: 24 Purrfect Tracks for Kool Kats 2008
Various Artists
Ace 2:18
The Best of Tom Jones: Green Series 2008 Strategic Marketing / Universal International 2:20
Magic Moments: The Definitive Collection 2008 Rhino 2:20
As Seen on Screen: Film Title Songs from the 50s and 60s 2008
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 2:06
'60s Music Revolution 2012
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:06
The Art of the Songwriter: The Best of Burt Bacharach - Anyone Who Had a Heart 2013 Universal 2:20
Salut Les Copains 1959-1968: Best of 2013
Various Artists
UMSM / Universal Music 2:05
Icon 2013 Universal 2:04
'60s Music Revolution: Magic Carpet Ride
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:06
100 Essential 60's
Various Artists
Universal 2:07
Legendary Voices
Various Artists
StarVista / Time / Life Music 2:05
Salut Les Copains, Vol. 2
Various Artists
Universal 2:05
Turbo [Music from the Motion Picture]
Original Soundtrack
Relativity / Relativity Music GRP 2:19
No Image
Various Artists
Relativity 2:19