This Guy’s in Love with You

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Released April 1968
Format 7″
Genre Pop
Length 3:55
Label A&M
Songwriter(s) Burt Bacharach, Hal David
Producer(s) Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss

“This Guy’s in Love with You” is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and recorded by Herb Alpert. Although known primarily for his trumpet playing as the leader of the Tijuana Brass, Alpert sang lead vocals on this solo recording, arranged by Bacharach.

As documented in a Biography cable episode featuring Bacharach, the recording originated when Alpert asked Bacharach, “Say, Burt, do you happen to have any old compositions lying around that you and Hal never recorded; maybe one I might use?” Alpert said he made it his practice to ask songwriters that particular question; often a lost “pearl” was revealed. As it happened, Bacharach recalled one, found the lyrics and score sheet, and offered it to Alpert: “Here, Herb … you might like this one.”

Alpert saw the possibilities in it for himself. The composition had a recognizable Bacharach-David feel, a spot for a signature horn solo in the bridge and in the fadeout, and it was an easy song to sing within Alpert’s vocal range. He originally sang “This Guy’s in Love with You” on a 1968 television special,

Several female vocalists have rendered the song as “This Girl’s in Love with You”, beginning with Dionne Warwick. Her version was released as a single in 1969, reaching No. 7 that same year. It ranked as the 64th biggest US hit of 1969. As a demo, her version was actually the original as it preceded Alpert’s.

Eydie Gormé had a Top 20 Easy Listening hit with the song.
Aretha Franklin cut the song to serve as title cut for her This Girl’s in Love with You album released in 1970.
Dusty Springfield recorded the song for her 1968 album Dusty… Definitely.
Allison Durbin released a version on her 1968 album I Have Loved Me a Man (titled “This Girl’s In Love”).
The song has also been recorded by Barbara Acklin, Petula Clark, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita Harris, Brenda Lee, Liza Minnelli, Marva Whitney, and Hildegard Knef. More recent versions have included those by She & Him and Frances Madden in 2014.