BILLBOARD TOP 40 SINGLES 1971: #74: ‘THAT’S THE WAY I’VE ALWAYS HEARD IT SHOULD BE’- CARLY SIMON

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Billboard Top 40 Singles 1971: #74: ‘That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be’- Carly Simon. April 17, 1971.

  • Single: “That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be’- Carly Simon
  • Record Company- elektra
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Carly Simon and Jacob Brackman
  • Time: 4:15
  • B-side: ‘Alone’
  • Album-Carly Simon
  • Grade: B+
  • Peaked at #10

The first single off of Carly Simon’s debut album. Record company staffers worried that the subject matter might be too emotionally complex to be her first single- but it worked- cracking the Top 10. Carly Simon was born in Manhattan, New York in 1945. Her father was co-founder of Simon and Schuster publishing. Simon would have 23 Hot 100 Hits with 12 making the Top 40. Her biggest hit was “You’re So Vain” #1 in 1972.

2 responses to “BILLBOARD TOP 40 SINGLES 1971: #74: ‘THAT’S THE WAY I’VE ALWAYS HEARD IT SHOULD BE’- CARLY SIMON

  1. that’s a song I’ve come to really love as I’ve gotten older. It didn’t stand out to me when I was a little kid but now it sounds really good.

  2. Not sure what that little bit on the front end with Geo and Garfunkel talking was but it was neat. This is a damfine song, sheer poetry, and she sang it exquisitely. It rivals anything Joni Mitchell has done, seriously.

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