Coverafbeelding James Taylor - You've Got A Friend
  • Statistieken
  •   5 weken
  •   20 piekpositie
  •   67 punten
  •   1971

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When you're down and troubled and you need a helping hand
and nothing, whoa, nothing is going right.
Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there
to brighten up even your darkest nights.

You just call out my name,
and you know where ever I am I'll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall,
all you have to do is call and I'll be there,
yeah, yeah, you've got a friend.

If the sky above you should turn dark and full of clouds
and that old north wind should begin to blow,
keep your head together and call my name out loud.
Soon I will be knocking upon your door.
You just call out my name,
and you know where ever I am I'll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall,
all you have to do is call and I'll be there.

Hey, ain't it good to know that you've got a friend?
People can be so cold.
They'll hurt you and desert you.
Well, they'll take your soul if you let them,
oh yeah, but don't you let them.

You just call out my name,
and you know where ever I am
I'll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall,
all you have to do is call, Lord,
I'll be there, yeah, yeah,
you've got a friend.
You've got a friend.
Ain't it good to know you've got a friend.
Ain't it good to know you've got a friend.
Oh, yeah, yeah, you've got a friend.

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Credits: engineer: Richard Sanford Orshoff opgenomen en gemixt van: 3 januari t/m 28 februari 1971 in Crystal Recording Studios, Hollywood, Californië akoestische gitaar: Danny Kootch, James Taylor slagwerk: Russ Kunkel bas: Leland Sklar conga: Russ Kunkel, Danny Kootch kabassa: Russ Kunkel achtergrondvocalen: Joni Mitchell, James Taylor platenlabel: Warner Bros. bestelnummer: 16 085 (vinyl, 7” single) [n°1 US] [n°4 UK] Het origineel is van: 1971: Carole King op de LP: Tapestry [Ode Recordings SP-77009] [n°1 US album-hit] Cover-versies: 1971: Lynn Anderson op de LP: How Can I Unlove You [Columbia C 30925] [n°132 US album-hit] 1971: Skeeter Davis op de LP: Love Takes a Lot of My Time [RCA Victor LSA 3054] 1971: Ferrante & Teicher op de LP: It’s Too Late [United Artists UAS-5531] [n°172 US album-hit] 1971: Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway [Atlantic 45-2808] [n°29 US-hit] 1971: Claude François getiteld Un jardin dans mon cœur (Orchestre et direction Raymond Donnez); B-kant van Il fait beau, Il fait bon {Franse versie} [Disques Flèche 6061.182] 1971: The Anita Kerr Singers op de LP: Daytime, Nightime [Philips 6830093] 1971: Labelle op de LP: Labelle [Warner Bros. WS 1943] 1971: Mark Lindsay op de LP: You’ve Got a Friend [Columbia C 30735] [n°180 US album-hit] 1971: Johnny Mathis op de LP: Today’s Greatest Hits Johnny Mathis You’ve Got a Friend [Columbia C 30740] [n°80 US album-hit] 1971: Jody Miller op de LP: He’s So Fine [Epic E 30669] [n°117 US album-hit] 1971: Anne Murray op de LP: Talk It Over in the Morning [Capitol ST-821] [n°179 US album-hit] 1971: Peter Nero op de LP: Summer of ’42 [Columbia C-31105] [n°23 US album-hit] 1971: Barbra Streisand op de LP: Barbra Joan Streisand [Columbia KC 30792] [n°11 US album-hit] 1971: James Taylor op de LP: Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon [Warner Bros. BS 2561] [n°2 US album-hit] 1971: Andy Williams op de LP: You’ve Got a Friend [Columbia KC 30797] [n°54 US album-hit] 1972: Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway op de LP: Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway [Atlantic SD 7216] [n°3 US album-hit] 1972: Aretha Franklin (With James Cleveland & The Southern California Community Choir) op de LP: Amazing Grace {medley + Precious Lord, Take My Hand} [Atlantic SD 2-906] [n°7 US album-hit] 1972: Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds op de LP: Hallway Symphony {medley + Bridge Over Troubled Water} [Dunhill/ABC Records DSX 50113] [n°191 US album-hit] 1972: Donny Hathaway op de LP: Donny Hathaway Live [Atco SD 33-386] [n°18 US album-hit] {live-opname, opgenomen in The Bitter End in New York City} 1972: Michael Jackson op de LP: Got to Be There [Motown M 747L] [n°14 US album-hit] 1972: Tom Jones op de LP: Close Up [Decca SKL 5132] {Engelse persing} [n°17 UK-album-hit] [Parrot XPAS 71055] {Amerikaanse persing} [n°64 US album-hit] 1972: Daliah Lavi getiteld Ich bin dein Freund op de LP: Ich bin dein Freund [Polydor 2310 176] 1972: Trini Lopez getiteld Tu amigo fiel op de LP: Viva [Capitol SK-11009] 1972: Mina getiteld Io ti amavo quando op de LP: Cinquemilaquarantatre {Italiaanse versie} [PDU Pld. L 5043] 1972: Jim Nabors op de LP: The Way of Love [Columbia KC 31336] [n°157 US album-hit] 1972: The Persuasions op de LP: Street Corner Symphony {medley + He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother} [Capitol ST-872] [n°88 US album-hit] 1972: Phillip Upchurch op de LP: Darkness, Darkness [Blue Thumb Records BTS 6005] 1973: Gerard Cox getiteld Tot ik bij je ben op de LP: De Beste Van Gerard Cox: ’t Is weer voorbij die mooie zomer [CBS S 53029] 1973: Lettermen op de LP: “Alive” Again…Naturally {+ Bridge Over Troubled Water} [Capitol SW-11183] [n°193 US album-hit] 1973: Sonny & Cher op de LP: Sonny & Cher: Live in Las Vegas, Vol. 2 {medley + I Can See Clearly Now/Where You Lead} [MCA Records MCA2-8004] {live-opname opgenomen in Sehara Hotel, Las Vegas - juli-augustus 1973} [n°175 US album-hit] 1974: Petula Clark op de LP: Live in London [Polydor 2383 303] {live-opname, opgenomen in de Royal Albert Hall op 14 februari 1974} 1974: The Fatback Band Featuring Brother Johnny King op de LP: Feel My Soul [Perception PLP-46] 1974: Ella Fitzgerald op de LP: Ella in London [Pablo Records 2310-711] {live-opname, opgenomen in Ronnie Scott’s, London, Engeland op 11 april 1974} 1975: Kamahl op de LP: The Elephant Song [Philips 6357 029] [n°1 NL album-hit] 1977: Willeke Alberti getiteld Iemand die van je houdt op de LP: Iemand die van je houdt [Philips 6413 096] 1979: Michel Delpech getiteld T’as un ami op de LP: 5000 Kilomètres {Franse versie} [Barclay 62.611] 1981: Katja Ebstein getiteld Ich bin dein Freund op de LP: Katja Ebstein {Duitse versie} [Amiga 8 55 675] 1987: Al Green op de LP: Soul Survivor [A&M SP-5150] [n°131 US album-hit] 1988: Michael Cooper op de LP: Love Is Such a Funny Game [Warner Bros. 9-25653-1] [n°98 US album-hit] 1988: Lucerito getiteld Tu amiga fiel op de CD: Lucerito {Spaanse versie} [Melody International TMM/380] 1995: René Froger & Friends [= Marco Borsato, Ruth Jacott & The Frogettes] [Stichting CPG 1995002] (CD-single) [n°3 NL-hit] 1997: The Brand New Heavies [ffrr Trade Mark BNHCD 10] (CD-maxi) [n°9 UK-hit] 1998: Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Shania Twain, Carole King op de CD: VH1 Divas Live [Epic EK 69600] [n°21 US album-hit] 2002: Cliff Richard op de CD: Wanted [Papillon 5 050003 002025] [n°11 UK album-hit] 2005: McFly; B-kant van All About You [Island MCSTD 40409] (CD-Single) [n°1 UK-hit] 2007: Billy Ray Cyrus op de CD: Home at Last [Walt Disney 000707] [n°20 US album-hit] 2007: Barry Manilow op de CD: The Greatest Songs of the Seventies [Arista 88697100342] [n°4 US album-hit]
ArtiestJames Taylor
 A-kant
Titel You've Got A Friend
Lengte 04:29
Componist(en) Carole King
Producer(s) Peter Asher
 B-kant
Titel You Can Close Your Eyes
Lengte 02:31
Componist(en) James Taylor
Producer(s) Peter Asher
Platenlabel Warner Bros.
Catalogusnr 16085
Hoogste positie UK 4
Hoogste positie US 1
Album Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon


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