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Dionne Warwick Is Concerned About Her Top Fans After Spotify Wrapped Release

Photo Credit: Tom Copi / Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images
Photo Credit: Tom Copi / Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

The music of Dionne Warwick really pulls at the heartstrings. Many listeners can relate to the hardships of love that she describes in her soulful pop and R&B songs – and she knows it. When times get tough, her music can soothe and provide a cathartic release. But regarding the fans who have made her music their top songs of 2022, Warwick has expressed concern.

Dionne Warwick is a music icon

Headshot of Dionne Warwick
Singer Dionne Warwick poses for a portrait in 1985 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo Credit: Harry Langdon / Getty Images)

She began singing as a child, and once she started performing professionally Dionne Warwick quickly shot to stardom. In 1962, she released her first solo “Don’t Make Me Over,” which was the first in a string of hits for Warwick. Other top songs of those early years include 1964’s “Walk On By,” 1968’s “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” and 1965’s “Are You There (With Another Girl).”

With a career spanning over 50 years that placed her as the second-most charted woman in the rock era (1955-1999), Warwick is truly a music legend. She’s sold over 100 million records and has achieved more than 60 top-charted hit songs. She was known as the singer who “bridged the gap” between soulful pop, gospel, and R&B. Her shining musical talents also earned her five Grammy Awards and she’ll be forever marked in history as a music icon.

She wants to make sure her listeners are okay

Dionne Warwick in a gown performing at a microphone
Singer Dionne Warwick performing at the Cunard International Hotel for the television show The Other Broadway, London, July 18, 1975. (Photo Credit: Steve Herr / Radio Times / Getty Images)

At the release of Spotify’s annual “Spotify Wrapped” segment this year, Warwick showed concern for anyone whose top songs included her music. She reached out to fans on Twitter, saying, “If I am on your @Spotify Wrapped let me know. Most of my songs are sad and I am hoping you’re okay. We can talk about it.”

Multiple fans responded to her tweet explaining how her music made it onto their lists. To some who responded, Warwick reached out to ask how they were doing. After one follower tweeted, “the amount of times i cried to ‘anyone who had a heart’ this year is unhealthy,” Warwick replied, “Go outside and touch nature. I Love you. Everything will be okay.”

Not all of her music is sad

Dionne Warwick singing into a microphone eyes closed
Singer Dionne Warwick performs onstage at the City Parks Foundation Thirty Years Of Summer Stage Celebration at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on June 22, 2015, in New York City. (Photo Credit: J. Countess / Getty Images)

Fans of Warwick know that not all of her music is sad, and one fan expressed how her special music has helped them in times of hardship. They tweeted, “MY MENTOR, MY FRIEND YOUR SONGS ARE NOT ALL SAD MOST OF THEM HAVE HELPED ME MAKE IT THROUGH LIFE!!” Warwick expressed gratitude for the sweet sentiment, replying with “This is a lovely message. Thank you.”

Some fans told Warwick that their Spotify Wrapped didn’t showcase any of her music. To this, she had one thing to say: “Great. Healthy. [heart emojis].”

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Some fans returned the concern and asked Warwick herself how she was doing these days. The music legend responded: “I am happy and grateful for family.”

Samantha Franco

Samantha Franco is a Freelance Content Writer who received her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Guelph, and her Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Western Ontario. Her research focused on Victorian, medical, and epidemiological history with a focus on childhood diseases. Stepping away from her academic career, Samantha previously worked as a Heritage Researcher and now writes content for multiple sites covering an array of historical topics.

In her spare time, Samantha enjoys reading, knitting, and hanging out with her dog, Chowder!