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.