Carly Simon – Anticipation (1973, Vinyl) - Discogs

Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #241: ‘Anticipation’- Carly Simon. December 11, 1971.

  • Single: ‘Anticipation’- Carly Simon
  • Record Company- Elektra
  • Genre: Pop Rock
  • Written by Carly Simon
  • Time: 3:19
  • B-side:’ The Garden’
  • Album- Anticipation
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #13 13 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

Carly Simon’s second hit- following ‘That’s The Way We Always Heard It Should Be’ from earlier in 1971. This hit may be best remembered for being used in a Heinz ketchup commercial in the 70’s- early 80’s era. Carly Simon has had 23 Hot 100 hits from 1971-1989- with 12 making the Top 40. Her biggest hit- went to #1 in 1972 “You’re So Vain.’

6 responses to “BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #241: ‘ANTICIPATION’- CARLY SIMON

  1. She sold it too quickly to the Hienz folks. She had a great voice, but from what I read, had a terrible case of stage fright and was socially paralyzed. So why become a singer and performer? Not sure. James Taylor and his downward spirals didn’t build her confidence. I had no idea she was dating old Cat Stevens.

    • Great point there- it was like that song went from the charts to commercials- in a blink of an eye…..I thought both Simon and Taylor had more hits than they actually did.

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