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.