Friday, July 28, 2017

1971: "You've got a Friend" by James Taylor was # 1 this week on Billboard

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We remember James Taylor and Carole King's "You've got a friend".    

According to "Songfacts":    
Written and recorded by Carole King in 1971, this song became the biggest, and most well-known hit for then 23-year-old James Taylor, and his only #1 in America. It was the first single off of his third album.
King's version was released first, appearing on her Tapestry album in February 1971. The song appeared on Taylor's Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon album in April, and was released as a single around the same time, going to #1 US in July.
According to Taylor, Carole King told him that this song was a response to his 1970 hit "Fire and Rain," where Taylor sings, "I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend." King's musical response: "you've got a friend right here."
Taylor had a few solo hits and then with his wife Carly Simon.      

My favorite by James Taylor is "Fire and rain".     



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