BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: ‘SUPERSTAR’- CARPENTERS

Karen Carpenter Sings 'Superstar,' As She Becomes One | uDiscover

Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: ‘Superstar’- Carpenters. September 4, 1971.

  • Single: ‘Superstar’- Carpenters
  • Record Company- A&M
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Bonnie Bramlett and Leon Russell
  • Time: 3:49
  • B-side: ‘Bless The Beasts and Children’
  • Album- Carpenters
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #2 13 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

The Carpenters- a brother/sister duo of Richard and Karen Carpenter from New Haven, Connecticut- were on a roll at this point in time. In 1970 they had a #1 in ‘Close To You’ and a #2 in ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’- then in 1971- #3 ‘For All We Know’ and ‘Rainy Days and Monday’s’- #2- before ‘Superstar” another #2- the streak would continue into 1972 with “Hurting Each Other’ #2. The first half of the 1970’s were their peak in popularity- 3 #1’s – ‘Close To You’ 1970, ”Top Of The World” 1973 and ‘Please Mr. Postman’ 1974.

6 responses to “BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: ‘SUPERSTAR’- CARPENTERS

  1. excellent song, and they did it wonderfully. Coincidentally I included a link to a Sonic Youth cover of it on one of my blog posts today… it’s the 27th anniversary of the Carpenters tribute album coming out.

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