BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #104: ‘YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND’- JAMES TAYLOR

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Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #104: ‘You’ve Got A Friend’- James Taylor. June 5, 1971.

  • Single: ‘You’ve Got A Friend’- James Taylor
  • Record Company- Warner Bros
  • Genre: Folk Rock
  • Written by Carole King
  • Time: 4:29
  • B-side: ‘You Can Close Your Eyes’
  • Album-Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #1 in Billboard Hot 100. #4 in UK Singles Chart.

1971 was a big year for Carole King- she had a #1 on her own with ‘It’s Too Late’ from her Tapestry album- and another song she wrote and first recorded on her album- was covered by James Taylor who took the single to #1- ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ would be Taylor’s only #1 hit. Joni Mitchell provides back up vocals on this one.