“Carpenters Close To You”

07 Oct


Close to You is the second studio album by The Carpenters, released in August 1970. In 2003, the album was ranked number 175 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[1] The album contains the hit singles “(They Long to Be) Close to You” and “We’ve Only Just Begun”. “(They Long to Be) Close to You” was the duo’s song that gained the Carpenters an international reputation for a decade. The album topped the Canadian Albums Chart and peaked at #2 on the US Billboard albums chart. It was also successful in the United Kingdom, entering the top 50 of the official chart for 76 weeks during the first half of the 1970s.


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8 responses to ““Carpenters Close To You”

  1. Light Ministry Blog

    October 7, 2016 at 8:42 am

    I heard somewhere that Karen and Richard were just two kids who loved listening to rock-n-roll. The one day, they decided to try their hand at making a song or two. As they say…the rest is history!

    Thanks for the visit and following. I love many of the songs you post!



  2. Taia

    October 7, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Carpenters were popular also here in Finland at 1970’s among Beatles, Greedence Clearwater and many others. I was a teenager at those times and this music belongs to my memories. I think many of the 1970’s songs are the best pop & rock music of all times. Thank you for sharing this song.

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  3. America On Coffee

    October 7, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Right you are, Taia! And, you are most welcome. So happy to share these classic songs with you. Have a nice weekend!

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  4. Relax...

    October 7, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    :-) So sweet.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. America On Coffee

    October 8, 2016 at 1:39 am

    They were so lovingly inspired. Thank you as well. Nice to share memories and special times.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Light Ministry Blog

    October 11, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Karen had such a great voice! Kind of “gravely” but not like Joplin or such. They started with that bank commercial song for “United California Bank”…UCB.

    Now that was a long time ago!

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  7. America On Coffee

    October 13, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Such a sweet, beautiful voice with lyrics of wonderful, loving expressions. Unique. Enjoyed to this day by many!!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Light Ministry Blog

    October 14, 2016 at 8:16 am

    The music of that era is still the best of any I’ve heard in decades. The 60’s-80’s were a special time…



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