B.J. Thomas’ ”Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head’ shows up on Ted Lasso this week and it’s glorious
Watching the latest episode of the Apple TV series Ted Lasso today it dawned on me, while I knew all the words to ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head‘ and have seen Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the film it came from many times, I had no idea who sang the song.
Turns out it was American singer B.J. Thomas who recorded the song for the now-classic film.
It was also B.J. Thomas we heard on Ted Lasso today during that funny scene where Roy is in Amsterdam learning how to ride a bike, but keeps falling off — Ted Lasso, Season 3, Episode 6, “Sunflowers“.
You will know why the song was chosen for that particular scene if you have seen Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
The track is known for accompanying one of the film’s most famous scenes where Butch Cassidy (played by Paul Newman) takes Etta Place (Katharine Ross) for a ride on a bicycle he has just bought.
Hence, the Roy on a bike scene.
B.J. Thomas’ ”Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head‘ was written back in the late 1960s by the iconic songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
When released it quickly climbed to the #1 spot on three charts in the United States, including the Billboard Hot 100. The song also charted in 15 countries, and went on to become both an iconic song for Thomas and for the Bacharach/David team.
Listen to ”Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head‘ as heard on this week’s Ted Lasso on the Spotify player, and in the video below.
You can also watch the iconic scene from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid featuring the song down there too.
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