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(They Long To Be) Close To You

Carpenters

1970

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Top 40

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(They Long to Be) Close to You van de Carpenters ligt vanaf 15 mei 1970 in de winkel. Deze song is een compositie van Burt Bacharach op tekst van Hal David.

Richard Chamberlain zet (They Long to Be) Close to You in 1963 als eerste op de plaat. De single wordt geen hit. Al snel wordt de B-kant Blue Guitar door de Amerikaanse radiostations tot A-kant gebombardeerd. Blue Guitar komt op 9 november 1963 niet hoger dan tweeënveertig in de Billboard Hot 100.

Op 20 juni 1970 komt (They Long to Be) Close to You van de Carpenters als klapper van de week op zesenvijftig binnen in de Billboard Hot 100 en stoot vijf weken later op 25 juli 1970 Mama Told Me (Not to Come) van Three Dog Night van zijn troon. De single staat vier weken bovenaan. Op de andere kant van deze single staat I Kept on Loving You, een compositie van Paul Williams en Roger Nichols.

Beide liedjes zijn afkomstig van hun album Close to You. Deze LP maakt op 19 september 1970 zijn entree in de Amerikaanse Top LPs & Tapes 200-lijst en blijft op 7 december 1970 op de tweede plaats steken achter Abraxas van Santana. In totaal staat dit album van de Carpenters zevenentachtig weken in de albumlijst van Billboard.

In de Nederlandse Top 40 komt (They Long to Be) Close to You op 3 september 1970 niet verder dan drieëndertig. De single haalt op 10 oktober 1970 de zesde plaats in de Britse hitparade.

Op 16 maart 1971 worden in het Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles voor de dertiende keer de Grammy Awards uitgereikt. Karen en Richard Carpenter krijgen drie Grammy’s. Ze worden onderscheiden voor Close to You als "Best Contemporary Song" en krijgen voor dit liedje een Grammy als "Best Contemporary Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus". Ook in de categorie "Best New Artist" mogen ze de prijs in ontvangst nemen.

Trivia

Wist je dat?credits:

arrangeur: Burt Bacharach

opgenomen in: A&R Recording Studios, New York City

uit de film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid met in de hoofdrollen Paul Newman en Robert Redfort, draait vanaf 24 oktober in alle Amerikaanse bioscopen

1969: B.J. Thomas op de Original Soundtrack LP: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
[A&M Records SP-4227]
[n°16 US album-hit]

1970: B.J. Thomas op de LP: Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head
[Scepter Records SPS-580
[n°12 US album-hit]


cover-versies:

1969: Sacha Distel (Produced, Arranged and Conducted by Jimmy Wisner
[Warner Bros. WB 7345]
[n°10 UK-hit]

1969: Johnny Farnham
[EMI Columbia 1C 006-80 308]

1970: Ed Ames (Arranged and Conducted by Perry Botkin, Jr.) op de LP: Sing Away the World
[RCA Victor LSP 4381]
[n°194 US album-hit]

1970: Roy Ayers (Arranged by Roy Ayers & Edwin Birdsong) op de LP: Roy Ayers: Ubiquity
[Polydor 24-4049]

1970: Pedro Biker getiteld Regndråber drypper i mit hår {Deense versie}
[Polydor 2054 005]

1970: Fred Bongusto op de LP: Alla mia maniera
[RiFi RFL ST 14038]

1970: Dennis Brown getiteld Raindrops Keep Falling op de LP: No Man Is an Island
[Studio 1 SOL 01112]

1970: Vikki Carr (Strings & Horns Arr. by Julian Lee) op de LP: Nashville by Carr
[Liberty LST-11001]
[n°111 US album-hit]

1970: Perry Como op de LP: It’s Impossible
[RCA Victor LSP-4473]
[n°22 US album-hit]

1970: Ray Conniff And The Singers op de LP: Bridge Over Troubled Water
[Columbia CS 1022]
[n°47 US album-hit]

1970: Floyd Cramer op de LP: The Big Ones, Volume II
[RCA Victor LSP-4312]
[n°183 US album-hit]

1970: The Mike Curb Congregation (Arr. & Prod. By Perry Botkin. Jr.) op de LP: Come Together
[CoBurt Records Inc. CO 1002]
[n°105 US album-hit]

1970: Danny getiteld Räystäät jos tippuu; B-kant van Kukat nuo kun vienyt on syys {Zweedse versie}
[Scandia KS 822]

1970: John Davidson op de LP: Everything Is Beautiful
[Columbia C 30098]

1970: Sacha Distel (Orchestre, dir. Jimmy Wisner) getiteld Toute la pluie tombe sur moi {Franse versie}
[EMI/La voix de son maître 2 C006-10721]

1970: Charles Earland op de LP: Black Drops
[Prestige PRST 7815]
[n°131 US album-hit]

1970: Percy Faith His Orchestra and Chorus op de LP: Leaving on a Jet Plane
[Columbia CS 9983]
[n°88 US album-hit]

1970: Ferrante & Teicher (Conducted by Nick Perito) op de LP: Getting Together
[United Artists UAS 5501
[n°97 US album-hit]

1970: Four Tops op de LP: Changing Times
[Motown MS-721]
[n°105 US album-hit]

1970: Bobbie Gentry
[Capitol CL 15626]
[n°40 UK-hit]

1970: Bobbie Gentry (Arranged by Tommy Oliver) op de LP: Fancy
[Capitol ST-428]
[n°96 US album-hit]

1970: Engelbert Humperdinck op de LP: We Made It Happen
[Parrot XPAS 71038
[n°19 US album-hit]

1970: Ferlin Husky op de LP: Your Love Is Heavenly Sunshine
[Capitol ST-433]

1970: Johnny getiteld Ei haittaa sää op de LP: Polttopiste {Finse versie}
[MCA MAPS 3918]

1970: Bert Kaempfert and his Orchestra op de LP: The Bert Kaempfert Touch
[Decca DL 75175]
[n°87 US album-hit]

1970: Peggy Lee op de LP: Bridge Over Troubled Water
[Capitol ST 463]
[n°142 US album-hit]

1970: Raymond Lefèvre et son Grand Orchestre op de LP: Concerto pour une voix...
[Riviera 550 005]

1970: Henry Mancini And His Orchestra op de LP: Theme from “Z” and Other Film Music
[RCA Victor LSP 4350]
[n°111 US album-hit]

1970: Al Martino op de LP: Can’t Help Falling in Love
[Capitol ST 405]
[n°184 US album-hit]

1970: Barbara Mason (Arr. & Cond. by Bobby Martin)
[National General Records NGR 005]
[n°112 US Bubbling Under-hit]

1970: Barbara Mason op de LP: If You Knew Him Like I Do
[National General Records NGS 2001]

1970: Johnny Mathis (Arranged and Conducted by Ernie Fields) op de LP: Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head
[Columbia CS 1005]
[n°38 US album-hit]

1970: Paul Mauriat And His Orchestra op de LP: Gone Is Love
[Philips PHS-600-345]
[n°184 US album-hit]

1970: Willie Mitchell op de LP: Robbin’s Nest
[Hi Records SHL 32058]
[n°188 US album-hit]

1970: Peter Nero op de LP: I’ll Never Fall in Love Again - Peter Nero Plays the Great Love Songs of Today
[Columbia CS 1009]

1970: Peter Nero
[Columbia 4-45167]

1970: Patti Page (Arranged and Produced by Don Costa) (Conducted by Rocky Cole) op de LP: Honey Come Back
[Columbia CS 9999]

1970: Franck Pourcel et son Grand Orchestre getiteld Toute la luie tombe sur moi op de LP: “Amour, danse et violons” - N°35
[EMI/La voix de son maître 2C 062-15552]

1970: Patty Pravo getiteld Gocce di pioggia su di me op de LP: Patty Pravo {Italiaanse versie}
[RCA Italiana PSL 10461]

1970: Kenny Price op de LP: Northeast Arkansas Mississippi County Bootlegger
[RCA Victor LSP 4373]

1970: Renato dei Profeti getiteld Gocce di pioggia op de LP: Innamorato {Italiaanse versie}
[CBS 64225]

1970: Boots Randolph (Arranged and Conducted by Bill Walker) op de LP: Hip Boots 1970
[Monument SLP 18144]
[n°157 US album-hit]

1970: Poul Rudi getiteld Regndråber drypper i mit hår {Deense versie}
[RCA Victor 45 1171]

1970: Jimmy Ruffin op de LP: ….Forever
[Tamla Motown STML 11161]
(Engelse persing)

1970: Tony Sandler & Ralph Young op de LP: Honey Come Back
[Capitol ST 449]
[n°199 US album-hit]

1970: Edwin Starr op de LP: War & Peace
[Gordy G 948]
[n°52 US album-hit]

1970: Ray Stevens (Arranged & Produced by Ray Stevens) op de LP: Everything Is Beautiful
[Barnaby Records Z12 35005]
[n°35 US album-hit]

1970: Jerry Vale (Arranged and Conducted by Joe Gardner) op de LP: Let It Be
[Columbia CS 1021]
[n°189 US album-hit]

1970: Billy Vaughn op de LP: Winter World of Love
[Dot DLP 25975]
[n°188 US album-hit]

1970: The Ventures op de LP: The Ventures 10th Anniversary Album
[Liberty LST-35000]
[n°91 US album-hit]

1970: Bobby Vinton op de LP: My Elusive Dreams
[Epic BN 26540]
[n°90 US album-hit]

1970: Dionne Warwick op de LP: I’ll Never Fall in Love Again
[Scepter Records SPS-581]
[n°23 US album-hit]

1970: Dotti West (Vocal Accompaniment by The Jordanaires) op de LP: Forever Yours
[RCA Victor LSP-4433]

1970: Andy Williams (Arranged and Conducted by Al Capps) op de LP: Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head
[Columbia CS 9896]
[n°43 US album-hit]

1970: Nancy Wilson (Arranged and conducted by Phil Wright) op de LP: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
[Capitol ST-429]
[n°155 US album-hit]

1971: Raffaella Carrà op de LP: Raffaella Carrà
[RCA Italiana PSL 10518]

1971: Dean Martin (With the Jimmy Bowen Orchestra & Chorus) (Arranged by Ernie Freeman) op de LP: For the Good Times
[Reprise Records RS 6428]
[n°113 US album-hit]

1971: The Don Reeve Sound op de LP: Hammond - My – Way
[Amberlee AEL 202 X]

1971: The Renaissance (Arrangements: Al Capps) op de LP: Bacharach Baroque
[Ranwood R-8084]
[n°198 US album-hit]

1971: Ginette Reno op de LP: Beautiful Second Hand Man
[Parrot PAS. 71045]

1971: Sonja Salvis/Gustav Brom Orchestra op de LP: Send for Me
[Supraphon 1 13 0990] {Tsjechoslowaakse persing}

1971: Dionne Warwick op de LP: The Dionne Warwicke Story: A Decade of Gold
[Scepter Records SPS-2-596]
[n°48 US album-hit]

1972: Pino Calvi getiteld Gocce di pioggia su di me op de LP: Romantic  N°2
[RiFi RDZ ST 14221]

1972: Danny Davis and The Nashville Brass op de LP: Turn on Some Happy!
[RCA Victor LSP 4803]
[n°193 US album-hit]

1972: The Dells op de LP: The Dells Sing Dionne Warwicke’s Greatest Hits
[Cadet CA 50017]
[n°162 US album-hit]

1973: Burt Bacharach op de LP: Burt Bacharach’s Greatest Hits
[A&M Records SP 3661]
[n°173 US album-hit]

1973: Johnny Hartman (Arranged & Conducted by Tony Monte) op de LP: I’ve Been There
[Perception Records PLP-41]

1974: The King’s Singers (Arranged by Jeremy Lubbock) getiteld Here’s That Rainy Day Interpolating Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head op de LP: Out of the Blue
[EMI EMC 3023]

1976: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Harold Geller op de LP: Play for You
[Pye Records NSPLX 41053]

1979: Sacha Distel op de LP: The Night, the Music and You
[Pye Records NSPL 18606]

1994: B.J. Thomas op de Original Soundtrack CD: Forrest Gump: The Soundtrack
[Epic Soundtrax E2K 66329]
[n°2 US album-hit]

2002: Ornella Vanoni getiteld Gocce di pioggie op de CD: Sogni proibiti - Ornella e le canzoni di Bacharach {Italiaanse versie}
[Epic EPC 510240 2]

2006: Barry Manilow op de CD: The Greatest Songs of the Sixties
[Arista 82876 82640 2]
[n°2 US album-hit]

2007: Trijntje Oosterhuis & Metropole Orchestra op de CD: Who’ll Speak for Love: Burt Bacharach Songbook II
[Blue Note 5152062]
[n°2 NL album-hit]
Artiest

Carpenters

A-kant Titel

(They Long to Be) Close to You

A-kant Lengte

3:40

A-kant Componist(en)

tekst: Hal David /muziek: Burt Bacharach

A-kant Producer(s)

Jack Daugherty

B-kant titel

I Kept on Loving You

B-kant lengte

2:20

B-kant componist(en)

P. Williams, R. Nichols

B-kant producer(s)

Jack Daugherty

Platenlabel

A&M

Catalogusnr

14656 AT

Hoogste positie UK

6

Hoogste positie US

1

Album

Close to You

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Songtekst

Why do birds suddenly appear, ev'ry time you are near?
Just like me, they long to be close to you.
Why do stars fall down from the sky, ev'ry time you walk by?
Just like me, they long to be close to you.

On the day that you were born the angels got together.
And decided to create a dream come true.
So, they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of gold,
And star-light in your eyes of blue.
That is why all the girls in town follow you all around.
Just like me, they long to be close to you...

On the day that you were born the angels got together.
And decided to create a dream come true.
So, they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of gold,
And star-light in your eyes of blue.
That is why all the girls in town follow you all around.
Just like me, they long to be close to you...
Just like me, they long to be close to you...

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