Don't Make Me Over (song)  

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"Don't Make Me Over" is a song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, originally recorded by Dionne Warwick in August 1962 and released in fall 1962 as her debut single. The song reached number 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number five on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart. It was also a top-forty hit in Canada, reaching number 38.

In 1989 a remake of "Don't Make Me Over" by American singer Sybil reached number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, one position above Warwick's original, and number two on the Hot Black Singles chart, eventually receiving a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. This version also became a UK hit, peaking at number 19 on the UK Singles Chart, and topped the New Zealand Singles Chart for four weeks. A prominent sample of Sybil's version of the song became the basis for Caron Wheeler's 1992 hit single "I Adore You" from the soundtrack of the motion picture Mo' Money starring Damon Wayans.

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