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"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, as the song's range is narrow enough to accommodate Alpert's vocal skills.

Alpert originally sang "This Guy's in Love with You" on a 1968 television special. In response to numerous viewer telephone calls, the song was released as a single and reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in June of that year, remaining in the top position for four weeks. It was not only Alpert's first #1 record, but it was also the first #1 record for his A&M record label. The song also spent an impressive ten weeks at #1 on the adult contemporary chart, which at the time was referred to as the "Easy Listening" chart. For the single's B-side, Alpert chose "A Quiet Tear," an album track from his first album in 1962, The Lonely Bull.

Eleven years later Alpert would become the first (and only) artist to reach the top of the Hot 100 with both a vocal performance and an instrumental performance ("Rise", 1979).

Cover versions

* In Italy, the song has been sung by Fred Bongusto in English and by Herb Alpert himself as well as Tony Renis in Italian with the title "Un ragazzo che ti ama" ("A guy who loves you").
* Australian group The Reels released a version as a single and on the album Beautiful in 1982. It reached #7 in the Australian charts.
* The Bad Plus perform this song on their 2007 release, Prog (album).
* Faith No More has performed the song live during 1997.
* Barry Manilow recorded a version of this song, which appears on his 2006 album, The Greatest Songs of the Sixties.
* Harry Connick, Jr. recorded it for the soundtrack of the film One Fine Day (1996).
* Noel Gallagher of Oasis has also recorded a version of the song.
* Fastball recorded it for the soundtrack of the film Failure to Launch (2006).
* Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin have both done versions of the song, with the lyrics and title changed to suit the gender, with Warwick's version reaching #7 on the U.S. charts in 1969.
* Julio Iglesias covered the song on his 2006 album 'Romantic Classics'
* Larry Goldings Trio cover the tune on the album 'Sweet Science'

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