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. 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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