in fact the entire soundtrack to that film was people covering burt and hal songs. dusty would also have a hit with 'the look of love' - which is featured in the 1st austin powers film with burt at the piano while mike meyers sings the song. the 1st song of burt and hal's to chart was 1957's 'the story of my life' recorded by marty robbins. in the 60s, jackie deshannon would take burt and hal's 'what the world needs now is love' all the way to number 7 on the pop charts.
and that's the track that started the partnership. they worked together for the allison anders' film 'grace of my heart.' illeana douglas plays a songwriter in the 60s who is similar to caroe king. she writes with eric stolz who is supposed to be like carole's first husband gerry goffin. then, like carole, she gets divorced and moves from new york to california. there she meets a brian wilson type (played by matt dillon) who records her in the studio singing 'god give me strength.' after they wrote that song together, they recorded their album 'painted from memory.'
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'