THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
815-Herb Alpert-This Guy’s in Love with You.
1986-Number 3 single.
Best Bit-At 2.16.Even my musically uneducated ears can tell he is a lot better trumpeter than singer.
Herb Alpert was born on March 31st, 1935, in Los Angeles,California,United States, he has sold in excess of 72 million records to date.He is also the co-founder of the record label ‘A&M,’ along with Jerry Moss,whose acts included The Carpenters, The Police, and Supertramp, among many others.In 1989 they sold the label to PolyGram for $500 million, and received a further $200 million in 1998.
By the time Herb Alpert came to record this song he was already an international star due to the success of his hit records with his band The Tijuana Brass.’This Guy’s in Love with You’ was written by the legendary songwriting team of Burt Bacharach, and Hal David (see also best songs 902-832-740-644 and 224,) according to Bacharach, the recording originated when Alpert asked Bacharach, ‘Say Burt do you happen to have any old compositions lying around that you and Hal have never recorded,’Alpert has said, he made it his practise to ask songwriters that particular question.
The song became the first A&M recording to top the Billboard chart, and also give Bacharach, and David their first American Number 1 as well.Herb Alpert is also the only artist ever on Billboard to have a Number 1 vocal, and Number 1 instrumental, when ‘Rise’ also topped the chart in 1979.
‘My hands are shakin,’ don’t let my heart keep breaking,’cause I need your love, I want your love.’