About the song
B.J. Thomas – Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head
B.J. Thomas was an American singer and songwriter best known for his hit song “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head.” The song was released in 1969 as part of the soundtrack for the film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and went on to become one of Thomas’ most iconic songs.
The song was written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach and was originally intended for the scene in the movie where Paul Newman and Katharine Ross ride a bicycle together. The upbeat and cheerful tune perfectly captured the carefree and optimistic mood of the scene, and it quickly became a chart-topping hit.
“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and propelled B.J. Thomas to international fame. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart and became a gold-certified record. It also earned Thomas a Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male.
The success of “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” solidified B.J. Thomas’ place in music history and cemented his status as a pop and country music icon. His soulful voice and heartfelt delivery continue to resonate with audiences today, and the song remains a beloved classic.
In addition to his signature hit, B.J. Thomas had a successful career with numerous other chart-topping singles and albums. He continued to record and perform throughout the years, leaving behind a lasting legacy of timeless music.
Sadly, B.J. Thomas passed away in 2021, but his music lives on as a testament to his talent and influence in the music industry. “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” remains a beloved song that continues to bring joy to listeners of all generations.