Saturday Classics – 18022023

Carol King and “You’ve Got a Friend”. This is appropriate for the week of Valentine’s Day!

It is one of the best-selling albums of all time, with over 25 million copies sold worldwide.

It received four Grammy Awards in 1972, including Album of the Year. In 2003, “Tapestry” was ranked number 36 on Rolling Stone list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

King wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the album, several of which had already been hits for other artists such as Aretha Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and The Shirelles’ “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (in 1960). James Taylor, who encouraged King to sing her own songs and who also played on “Tapestry”, would later have a number one hit with “You’ve Got a Friend”.

When you’re down and troubled
And you need some lovin’ care
And nothin’, nothin’ is goin’ right
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night

You just call out my name
And you know, wherever I am
I’ll come runnin’
To see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there
You’ve got a friend

Lepis is hosting Saturday Classics, you can add your own link here Saturday Classics

On Her page she writes: This blog is back with hosting the Classics after few years break. This time we’ll be playing on Saturdays and you can link straight here on this own page. Rules: There are no rules, as long as the song you play is a classic in your mind. Linking open 8 am and closes 12 pm.

9 thoughts on “Saturday Classics – 18022023

  1. Loistavasti, ammattitaitoisesti tehtyä ja sovitettua musa. Vaikkei hlökohtaisesti toimi niin arvostan!(muusikkous velvoittaa;) Hyvät sanat!

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