Classics and some curiosities in the history of music.
¿Qué obtienes cuando te enamoras?Un tipo con un alfiler para reventar tu burbuja Eso es lo que obtienes para todos tus problemas Nunca volveré a enamorarme Nunca volveré a enamorarme¿Qué obtienes cuando besas a una chica Atrapas gérmenes suficiente para coger una pulmonía Después de que los haces, nunca volverá a llamarte Nunca volveré a enamorarmeNunca volveré a enamorarmeNo me digas que lo que se trata de Porque yo he estado allí y me alegro estar fuera Fuera de las cadenas de esas cadenas que te atan Es por eso que estoy aquí para recordarles ¿Que consigues cuando das tu corazón?obtienes que lo rompan y maltratenEso es lo que obtienes, un corazón que está roto Nunca volveré a enamorarmeNunca volveré a enamorarmeFuera de las cadenas de esas cadenas que te atan Es por eso que estoy aquí para recordarles ¿Qué consigues cuando te enamoras?Sólo obtienes mentira, dolor y tristezaAsí que por lo menos hasta mañana Nunca volveré a enamorarmeNunca volveré a enamorarmeNunca volveré a enamorarmeNunca volveré a enamorarme"I'll Never Fall in Love Again" is a popular song by composer Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David that was written for the 1968 musical Promises, Promises. Several recordings of the song were released in 1969, the most popular of which was by Dionne Warwick, who took it to number six on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 and spent three weeks with it at number one on the magazine's list of the 40 most popular Easy Listening songs in the US.Promises, PromisesIn the fall of 1968 Bacharach and David were in Boston for previews of Promises, Promises, the new musical for which producer David Merrick had asked if they would write the score, and Merrick realized, "'We're missing a song in the middle of the second act, and what we need is something the audience can whistle on their way out of the theater.'" But around this time, Bacharach was hospitalized with pneumonia and wasn't able to sit at a piano to write the music until after he was released. By that time "Hal had already come up with the lyrics to 'I'll Never Fall in Love Again,' and my hospital stay had inspired him to write, 'What do you get when you kiss a girl? / You get enough germs to catch pneumonia / After you do, she'll never phone you.'" When he finally sat with the lyrics in front of him, he recalls, "I wrote the melody for 'I'll Never Fall in Love Again' faster than I had ever written any song in my life." The surge of creativity paid off. "We came in with the song the next morning, and it went into the show a couple of nights later. 'I'll Never Fall in Love Again' became the outstanding hit from the score and pretty much stopped the show every night." Promises, Promises had its Broadway premiere on December 1 of that year, and the song was originally performed as a duet between the characters played by Jill O'Hara and Jerry Orbach as they ruminate on the various troubles that falling in love brings. They recorded it for the original Broadway cast album.The first recording of "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" to reach any of the charts in Billboard was by Johnny Mathis, whose cover debuted on the magazine's Easy Listening chart in the issue dated May 17, 1969, and reached number 35 over the course of three weeks there. Bacharach's own version, which was sung by a female chorus, overtook the Mathis release after a May 31 debut on that same chart and got as high as number 18 during its nine-week stay. It also peaked at number 93 on the Hot 100 during the two weeks it spent there in July. Bobbie Gentry entered the UK singles chart with the song the following month, on August 30, and enjoyed one of her 19 weeks there at number one. She also peaked at number one in Ireland, number three in South Africa, and number five in Norway.