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"What the World Needs Now Is Love" is a 1965 popular song with lyrics by Hal David and music composed by Burt Bacharach. First recorded and made popular by Jackie DeShannon, it was released on April 15, 1965, on the Imperial label after a release on sister label Liberty records the previous month was canceled. It peaked at number seven on the US Hot 100 in July of that year. In Canada, the song reached number one.

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composer: Burt Bacharach
lyricist: Hal David
publisher: Casa David LP
New Hidden Valley Music Co.
SecondHandSongs: http://www.secondhandsongs.com/work/10428 [info]
Wikidata: Q1998902 [info]
Wikipedia: en: What the World Needs Now Is Love [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Burt_Bacharach:What_The_World_Needs_Now [info]
http://lyrics.wikia.com/Jackie_DeShannon:What_The_World_Needs_Now_Is_Love [info]
later translated versions: Oggi il mondo vuole amore (What the World Needs Now Is Love)
愛を求めて
later versions: Tant que tu seras
referred to in medleys: Love Medley: What the World Needs Now Is Love / All You Need Is Love / Have You Tried Love?

Recordings

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
performance
1966-01-06 What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Shirley Scott 3:59
1966-03-17 What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Wes Montgomery 4:59
1966-05 What the World Needs Now Is Love (live, 1966-05) cover and live Andy Williams 2:49
1966-06-16 What the World Needs Now Is Love instrumental Houston Person 3:55
1966-07-08 What the World Needs Now Is Love cover and instrumental Stanley Turrentine 6:43
1968 What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Cal Tjader 4:24
1974-10-26 Medley: Your song〜Where is the love〜You make me feel brand new〜You are everything〜I won’t last a day without you〜Holidays〜Alone again (Naturally)〜Ticket to ride〜Something〜All you need is love〜What the world needs now is love (live, 1974-10-26: Nakano Sunplaza Hall, Nakano, Tokyo, Japan) cover, live and medley オフコース 5:58
1988-08-15 – 1988-08-16 What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Mulgrew Miller 7:32
1996-03-13 – 1996-03-17 What the World Needs Now Is Love cover and instrumental McCoy Tyner 6:09
2000-01-19 What the World Needs Now Is Love cover and live Mr. Bungle ?:??
2000-08-19 What the World Needs Now Is Love cover and live Mr. Bungle 3:08
2001-02-08 What the World Needs Now (2001-02-08: live at the Commodore) cover and live Coldplay 1:14
2001-02-13 What the World Needs Now cover and live Coldplay 5:46
2003-02-18 – 2003-02-22 What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Stacey Kent 4:12
2003-12-09 What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Bill Frisell 5:23
2008-03 What the World Needs Now cover and live Trijntje Oosterhuis 4:25
Intro - What the World Needs Now Is Love cover and partial Dionne Warwick with The Hip-Hop Nation United 0:35
Reprise - What the World Needs Now Is Love cover and partial Dionne Warwick with The Hip-Hop Nation United 0:47
The Windows of the World / What the World Needs Now Is Love cover and medley Greg Coulson, Renato Paris & The Original London Cast 3:39
What the Word Needs Now Is Love cover Patty Ascher 3:55
What the World Need Now Is Love cover and instrumental Bill Shepherd Orchestra 3:36
What the World Needs cover and live Wynonna 5:34
What the World Needs cover Wynonna 3:37
What the World Needs Now cover Valerie Joyce 5:44
What the World Needs Now cover and live Dionne Warwick 3:48
What the World Needs Now cover and instrumental Al Petteway 3:59
What the World Needs Now cover Carla Thomas 2:47
What the World Needs Now cover The Four Seasons 3:02
What the World Needs Now cover Carol Duboc featuring Hubert Laws 4:08
What the World Needs Now cover Marilyn Maye 3:13
What the World Needs Now cover Michael Ball 3:29
What the World Needs Now cover Aled Jones and the Waringstown Primary School Choir 3:25
What the World Needs Now cover The New Christy Minstrels 2:14
What the World Needs Now cover Luther Vandross 5:19
What the World Needs Now cover Connie Francis 3:33
What the World Needs Now cover Cat Power 2:29
What the World Needs Now cover Marshall & Alexander 3:45
What the World Needs Now cover Trijntje Oosterhuis 4:01
What the World Needs Now cover Aimee Mann 3:12
What the World Needs Now cover Rigmor Gustafsson 3:40
What the World Needs Now cover Rick Astley 3:00
What the World Needs Now cover Mr. Bungle 3:20
What the World Needs Now cover Steve Tyrell 4:49
What the World Needs Now cover Ronan Keating & Burt Bacharach 3:29
What the World Needs Now cover Jad Fair & Daniel Johnston 3:03
What the World Needs Now (live) cover and live Andy Williams 2:43
What the World Needs Now cover and instrumental Klaus Wunderlich 2:26
What the World Needs Now cover Diana Ross 4:21
What the World Needs Now cover Alex Swings Oscar Sings! 3:28
What the World Needs Now cover and instrumental David Hazeltine 6:49
What the World Needs Now cover Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ’66 2:16
What the World Needs Now (live, Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands) cover and live Trijntje Oosterhuis 3:21
What the World Needs Now cover Dionne Warwick 3:09
What the World Needs Now cover Woong San 4:33
What the World Needs Now (Is Love) cover Dave Graney and Clare Moore vs. Dirty Three 4:25
What the World Needs Now (live) cover and live Trijntje Oosterhuis & The Metropole Orchestra 3:20
What the World Needs Now is Love cover and instrumental Stanley Turrentine 6:43
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Tiny Tim 3:34
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover and instrumental Doug Smith & Mark Hanson 3:21
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover and instrumental Alan Haven 3:23
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Thaincha 3:59
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Tony Bennett 2:42
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Rumer 3:47
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Marilyn Maye 3:12
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover and instrumental [unknown] 3:11
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover and instrumental Bud Shank 2:54
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover and instrumental David Osborne 3:42
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover and instrumental Jazz Urbaine 3:54
What the World Needs Now Is Love (part of a “Kontor: Sunset Chill 2012” DJ‐mix) Burt Bacharach 3:59
What the World Needs Now Is Love Burt Bacharach 4:18
What the World Needs Now Is Love Burt Bacharach 3:23
What the World Needs Now Is Love Ray Anthony 3:30
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover and instrumental The Toughest Tenors 5:35
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover The Original London Cast 4:15
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Jacqui Hicks 3:15
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Sheila E. 4:46
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Lyn Collins 3:16
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover and instrumental Stan Getz 3:01
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Dionne Warwick 3:10
What the World Needs Now Is Love Burt Bacharach 4:16
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Pete Jolly ?:??
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Diana Ross & The Supremes 2:54
What the World Needs Now Is Love Jackie DeShannon 3:06
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Dionne Warwick 4:21
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Johnny Mathis 2:37
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Sammy Davis Jr. & Buddy Rich 2:45
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Jack Jones 2:57
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Gals and Pals ?:??
What the World Needs Now Is Love Jackie DeShannon 3:14
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Gals and Pals 2:30
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover The Chambers Brothers 3:20
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Cilla Black 3:06
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Leslie Uggams 2:46
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Ferrante and Teicher 3:17
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Barbara Acklin 2:25
What the World Needs Now Is Love instrumental George Shearing 2:03
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Enoch Light 2:45
What the World Needs Now Is Love Burt Bacharach & The Posies 3:58
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard & Rickey Smith 3:28
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Ed Ames 3:16
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Andy Williams 2:50
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Andrea Ross 2:47
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Barry Manilow 3:42
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Anita Kerr Singers 3:25
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Wing 2:33
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Clay Aiken / Kimberly Caldwell / Corey Clark / Julia DeMato / Joshua Gracin / Kimberley Locke / Carmen Rasmusen / Rickey Smith / Ruben Studdard / Trenyce 3:29
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Tom Jones 2:37
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Richard Poon 3:19
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover Ensemble 5:06
What the World Needs Now Is Love cover The Tony Mansell Singers ?:??
What the World Needs Now Is Love (Bossa version) cover Patty Ascher 3:56
What the World Needs Now Is Love [1971] cover Cilla Black ?:??
What the World Needs Now Is Love / Abraham, Martin and John cover Tom Clay 6:20
What the World Needs Now Is Love Sweet Love cover The Isley Brothers & Santana 5:29