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Originals: “Promises, Promises” (from the Broadway production)

The songwriting duo of Burt Bacharach and Hal David created the music for the Broadway production Promises, Promises, which was an adaptation of the Billy Wilder film The Apartment.  Dionne Warwick would make this tune an international hit, and Herb covered it on his You Smile–The Song Begins album from 1973.  The vocal version of tune appears at the end of the production.