8 thoughts on “ Carpenters - They Long To Be Close To You ”

  1. About “ (They Long to Be) Close to You”. It became Richard and Karen Carpenter’s first RIAA-certified Gold single, as well as their first Billboard Hot single that reached the Top It stayed at number 1 for 4 weeks, and became the Carpenters' iconic song. Close to You is the second studio album by The Carpenters, released in August
  2. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" is a popular song written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David. It was first recorded by Richard Chamberlain and released as a single in as " They Long to Be Close to You," without parentheses. However, it was the single's flip side, " Blue Guitar," that became a hit.
  3. Jul 22,  · Carpenters (They Long To Be) Close To You / I Kept On Loving You ‎ (7", Single)4/5(90).
  4. Barry from Sauquoit, Ny On October 18th , the Carpenters performed "(They Long to Be) Close To You" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show' Four months earlier on June 14th, it entered Billboard's Hot Top chart at position #56; and .

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