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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.


Top Songs

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    We'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
    We've Only Just Begun  -  551,064 plays
    Close to you!
    Why do birds, suddenly appear?
    Every time you are near
    Just like me, they long to be
    Close to you
    (They Long to Be) Close to You  -  504,504 plays
    Long ago, and, oh, so far away
    I fell in love with you before the second show
    Your guitar, it sounds so sweet and clear
    But you're not really here, it's just the radio
    Don't you remember, you told me you loved me baby?
    Superstar  -  453,734 plays
    Talkin' to myself and feelin' old
    Sometimes I'd like to quit, nothin' ever seems to fit
    Hangin' around, nothin' to do but frown
    Rainy days and Mondays always get me down
    What I've got they used to call the blues
    Rainy Days and Mondays  -  417,635 plays
    Such a feelings coming over me
    There is wonder in most every thing I see
    Not a cloud in the sky, got the sun in my eyes
    And I won't be surprised if it's a dream
    Everything I want the world to be
    Top of the World  -  434,102 plays
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