Dionne Warwick, Twitter Phenom: The 'Say A Little Prayer' Singer, Then And Now

By | December 12, 2020

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With hit singles like "Walk On By" and "Say A Little Prayer," Dionne Warwick emerged as one of the sultriest singers of the '60s, carving out a place between Motown soul and easy listening. She was the favored muse of Burt Bacharach in the '60s -- what more can you say? In terms of chart performance, Warwick ranks only behind Aretha Franklin among female artists. She is one of the great vocalists of her era, a hit-maker who turned it up to 11 in 1985 -- with the all-star single "That's What Friends Are For," which was hailed as the biggest song of 1986.

Warwick Is The Hippest Octogenarian On Twitter

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Warwick, now in her 80s, emerged as a Twitter celebrity in 2020, joking around with artists less than half her age, and generally getting the better of them. As youngsters like Taylor Swift and Chance the Rapper confess their respect for this living music legend. Also in 2020, Warwick revealed herself as The Mouse on the hit singing competition series The Masked Singer. Warwick’s talents do extend beyond her witty one-liners as her distinct voice made her one of the most successful popstars in history.