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The 5th Dimension

One Less Bell To Answer

  • Pop
  • Soul
  • Space
  • Blues
  • Vocal
song from
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1971

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“One Less Bell to Answer” is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Originally written in 1967 for Keely Smith, the song was rediscovered in late 1969 by Bones Howe, the producer for The 5th Dimension, and the song was included on the group’s 1970 debut album for Bell Records, Portrait. Lead vocals on the single were sung by Marilyn McCoo. The song reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 4 on the Best Selling Soul Singles chart in 1970. It also went to No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart that same year. This version of the song was prominently featured at the same time in an episode of the Robert Wagner TV series, It Takes a Thief. Rosemary Clooney had a national Easy Listening chart record of this song in 1968. Barbra Streisand partially covered the... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Why, why, why did he leave ... One less man to pick up after ... One less egg to fry

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