Billboard #1 Hits: #311: “Top Of The World”- The Carpenters. December 1, 1973. #1 for 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single:”Top Of The World”- The Carpenters
- Record Company- A&M
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis
- Time: 2:56
- Album-A Song For You
- Peaked at #1 in Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks. #5 in UK Singles chart. #1 in Australia and Canada.
“Top Of The World” was originally only going to be an album cut but after country singer Lynn Anderson took her version of the song to #2 on the country music singles chart- they reconsidered and released it as a single- and presto- #1 hit. Worth noting as I have so often this past year- on drums again- for another of the #1 hits he contributed to- Hal Blaine.