Top Ten Songs Written by Carole King

She turns 72 on Sunday, born February 9, 1942; former husband/co-writer Gerry Goffin born February 11, 1939.

10. Hey Girl – Freddie Scott (#10 in 1963; also a top 10 hit for Donny Osmond in 1971)

9. One Fine Day – Chiffons (#5 in 1963; also a hit for Carole King in the 70s)

8. Up On The Roof – Drifters (#5 in 1962; also hit for James Taylor, and Nylons)

7. Jazzman – Carole King (#2 in 1974)

6. You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor (#1 for 1 week in 1971)

5. Will You Love Me Tomorrow – Shirelles (#1 for 2 weeks in 1961; also hit for Four Seasons)

4. Take Good Care Of My Baby – Bobby Vee (#1 for 3 weeks in 1961)

3. The Locomotion – Little Eva (#1 for 1 week in 1962; also #1 for Grand Funk for 2 weeks in 1974; #3 hit for Kylie Minogue in 1988)

2. Go Away Little Girl – Steve Lawrence (#1 for 2 weeks in 1962; also #1 for Donny Osmond in 1971)

1. It’s Too Late – Carole King (#1 for 5 weeks in 1971; from ‘Tapestry’)

FYI – some other Carole King songs: Crying In The Rain, I’m Into Something Good, Pleasant Valley Sunday, You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman, Chains, Hi-De-Ho, It Might As Well Rain Until September


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