646 Shouts - 9,279,184 Scrobbles
With their light, airy melodies and meticulously crafted, clean arrangements, the Carpenters stood in direct contrast with the excessive, gaudy pop/rock of the '70s; yet they became one of the most popular artists of the decade, scoring 12 Top Ten hits, including three number one singles. Karen Carpenter's calm, often somber voice was the most distinctive element of their music, settling in perfectly amidst the precise, lush arrangements provided by her brother Richard.
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Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- LyricsJust hear those sleigh bells Jing-a-ling
Come on, it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you
Outside the snow is falling
- LyricsSilent Night
All is calm
All is bright
Round your virgin
- LyricsClose to you!
Why do birds, suddenly appear?
Every time you are near
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you
- LyricsGreeting cards have all been sent
The Christmas rush is through
But I still have one wish to make
A special one for you
Merry Christmas darling
- LyricsWe've only just begun to live
White lace and promises
A kiss for luck and we're on our way
We've only begun
Before the risin' sun, we fly
- Top of the World - (3:00) - 13,913 plays
- Superstar - (3:46) - 12,213 plays
- Yesterday Once More - (3:51) - 12,030 plays
- Merry Christmas Darling - Album Version/Remix - (3:06) - 7,542 plays
- Rainy Days and Mondays - (3:38) - 10,040 plays