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Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #20: ‘For All We Know’- The Carpenters. February 6, 1971.

  • Single: ‘ For All We Know’- The Carpenters
  • Record Company- A&M
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Fred Karlin, Robb Wilson and Arthur James
  • Time: 2:33
  • B side:”Don’t Be Afraid”
  • Album- Carpenters
  • Grade: B+
  • Peaked at # 3

An evening Richard Carpenter spent at the movies turned out to be more successful than planned. Richard went to see the movie Lovers And Other Strangers and heard a song on the movie sung by Larry Meredith- which ended up winning an Oscar for Best Original Song. Carpenter liked the song- and thought it would be a good one for The Carpenters to cover. The single was a successful one going to #3. Jose Feliciano nearly played on the album- he was a fan of The Carpenters- and having run into them at a restaurant said he’d like to play on one of their records. He played on this single- acoustic guitar. The next day Feliciano’s manager called and demanded that Feliciano’s contribution be removed and it was.

The Carpenters had 28 Hot 100 singles from 1970-1982 with 20 making the Top 40. The had 3 #1’s ‘[They Long To Be] Close To You’- 1970, “Top Of The World” 1973 and ‘Please Mr. Postman’- 1974. They had 4 which peaked at #2. Karen Carpenter died at the age of 32 in 1983 of heart failure due to anorexia nervosa.

5 responses to “BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #20: ‘FOR ALL WE KNOW’ – THE CARPENTERS

  1. Even after all these years, The Carpenters’ songs remain fresh and enjoyable. What a terrible tragedy Karen’s death was.

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