Top Ten Songs by Karen Carpenter

Today would have been Karen Carpenter‘s 62nd birthday – a beautiful voice and a sweet woman whose life was sadly cut short, suffering under the weight of pop stardom expectations. We’re remembering Karen’s immense talent with ten of her songs, from The Carpenters’ Oscar-winning song For All We Know to the popular wedding choice We’ve Only Just Begun:

10. For All We Know – peaked at #3 in 1971 (Oscar-winning song)

9. Sing – peaked at #3 in 1973

8. Yesterday Once More – peaked at #2 in 1973

7. Hurting Each Other – peaked at #2 in 1972

6. Rainy Days & Mondays - peaked at #2 in 1971

5. Superstar – peaked at #2 in 1971

4. We’ve Only Just Begun – peaked at #2 for 4 weeks in 1970

3. Please Mr.Postman - peaked at #1 for 1 week in 1974 (their last million-seller)

2. Top of the World – peaked at #1 for 2 weeks in 1973

1. Close to You - peaked at #1 for 4 weeks in 1970 (their first hit)


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  1. delia rasile says:

    She is still sadly missed…Happy Birthday Karen!! I can only imagin the wonderful songs you could have sung for us…