Courtesy of EMI America Records

Q: Once and for all, PLEASE tell me who was first to sing the song ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME. I hear so many people on TV and radio say different names.

A: (THERE'S) ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME was originally recorded as a demo by Dionne Warwick in 1963, making her the very first to record the song. However, it first charted for Lou Johnson, reaching #49 in 1964. The chart versions that followed were by Sandie Shaw (#52, 1965 and again in 1985), (Dionne Warwick (#65, 1968), R.B. Greaves (#27, 1970) and finally the most popular version by Naked Eyes (#8, 1983). Other versions around the world include renderings by Barbara Mason, Blue Swede, Braid, Brenda Lee, Del-Rays (with Michael McDonald), Don Williams, Eddy Mitchell, Edwin Rutten, Four Seasons, Hippos, Jay & the Americans, Johnny Mathis. Jose Feliciano, La Lupe, Lou Christie, Martha & The Vandellas, Peggy Lee, Percy Faith, Ted Neeley and Wayne Fontana. A few versions of this song have dropped the word
"(There's)" from the title.