December 19, 2008

Guilty Pleasure

The Carpenters had a huge hit on their debut album in 1970 called "Close To You". Until today, I didn't know that Burt Bacharach wrote the song. The little trumpet solo makes it even more obvious. I don't know how the guy playing the clarinet got a trumpet sound out of it. I loved this song back in the day. I still do.


  1. I adore The Carpenters and listen to their album in my car all the time.

  2. OMG, I've always loved this song, too! My folks played tons of Bacharach when I was growing up so I've got a soft spot for all those tunes.

    Thanks for sharing the video - awesome.

    Take care and happy holidays!

    :^) Anna

  3. It's SO burt, isn't it now that you know? God, I remember thos edays, those shows, those songs like it was yesterday but it really was a world ago. Times have REALLY changed.

    I got that tag too, and I enjoyed reading yours.

  4. The Carpenters were one of my favourite groups when I was younger, and I still love to sing along with their albums. :)

  5. I love that song. I haven't thought of it in many years. I was still able to sing along, much to Jessica's dismay.