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Close To You - Carpenters - Billboard Hits U.S.A. (CD)

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  1. The album contains the hit singles "(They Long to Be) Close to You" and "We've Only Just Begun". The former 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 Genre: Pop, easy listening, soft rock.
  2. Sep 04,  · Before and after the Carpenters scored a massive hit with “(They Long To Be) Close To You,” others tried, but they all seemed to miss what Richard Carpenter figured out: When you have a great melody, great lyrics, and a great singer — less is more.
  3. The Carpenters hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot with their breakthrough single (They Long To Be) Close To You on July 25,
  4. Sep 27,  · Close to You is the second studio album by American duo The Carpenters, released on August 19, In , the album was ranked number on 5/5(3).
  5. CLOSE TO YOU, the second Carpenters album, really launched the duo to stardom, and quickly. Its title track, “(They Long To Be) Close To You” had been a relatively unknown song in the Bacharach canon, and at Herb Alpert’s suggestion, Richard tackled the arrangement to give it that Carpenters’ sound.
  6. Billboard ; Artist ; Pop Songs; Breaking and Entering; Digital Song Sales; All Weekly Charts; YEAR-END. Year-End Hot Songs; Year-End Billboard .
  7. Carpenters A&M Released: August Chart Peak: #2 Weeks Charted: 87 Certified Gold: 11/13/70 Karen and Richard Carpenter have taken the music world by storm with their beautiful "Close to You" million seller, and they are on their way to repeating that success with their current "We've Only Just Begun." Their smooth blend of voices is evident throughout this LP, which includes both.

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