"Make It Easy On Yourself
" is a popular song written
and Hal David
Written in 1962 and originally intended for Dionne Warwick
, it was instead offered to
went to number eighteen on the R&B singles and peaked at number
twenty on the Billboard Hot 100
Warwick's disappointed reaction to having the song go to Butler,
was later fashioned by Bacharach and David into her first single
, "Don't Make Me Over
", which became
Warwick's first hit single
, reaching #21
on the Billboard chart
- Two other hit versions of "Make It Easy On Yourself" are of
note. In 1965, The Walker
Brothers took their version to #1
on the UK Singles Chart for a week
in September 1965. It also reached #16 in the U.S.
in 1970, Warwick - the original intended recipient of the song -
covered "Make It Easy On Yourself" (in a concert version) and had a hit with it, reaching #37
in the U.S. and #24 in Canada.
2001, The Walker Brothers version of the song was sampled extensively by the Northern
Irish band, Ash, on their single "Candy".