"a house isn't a home" is a 1964 ballad recorded by American singer dionne warwick, and written by using the group of burt bacharach and hal david for the 1964 film of the same call, starring shelley winters and robert taylor. The music became a modest hit in the u.S.A. For warwick, peaking at #seventy one on the pop singles chart as the b-aspect of the pinnacle 40 single, "you'll in no way get to heaven (in case you spoil my heart)". Any other model of the track, by using brook benton, which turned into the model that seemed within the movie, changed into released at nearly the identical time. It debuted weeks earlier on the billboard warm a hundred. Benton's version cut up airplay with warwick's, and in the long run peaked at #75.
Warwick's model of "a house is not a home" fared better in canada, wherein it turned into a pinnacle forty hit, peaking at #37. The ballad made the r&b top 10 in cashbox with the aid of both warwick and benton, with neither artist specific as a high-quality vendor.
No matter its modest initial success, the song went on to obtain greater renown thru common recordings with the aid of other artists, inclusive of a success model in 1981 by luther vandross.