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You've Got a Friend

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"You've Got a Friend"
Single by Carole King
from the album Tapestry
Released1971
GenreSoft rock
Length5:09
Label
Songwriter(s)Carole King
Producer(s)Lou Adler
Official audio
"You've Got a Friend" at YouTube
"You've Got a Friend"
Single by James Taylor
from the album Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon
B-side"You Can Close Your Eyes"
ReleasedMay 1971
Genre
Length4:29
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Carole King
Producer(s)Peter Asher
James Taylor singles chronology
"Country Road"
(1971)
"You've Got a Friend"
(1971)
"You Can Close Your Eyes"
(1971)

"You're Got a Friend" is a 1971 song written by Carole King and was included on her second studio album Tapestry. The best known version is by James Taylor and released as a single. It was taken from his third studio album Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon. It went to number 1 in the United States, number 4 in the United Kingdom, number 2 in Canada, number 16 in Argentina, number 3 in Ireland and number 14 in the Netherlands. It won two Grammy Awards in 1972. It went on to be covered by other artists including Michael Jackson, Dusty Springfield, Anne Murray and Donny Hathaway.

References[change | change source]

  1. Smith, Troy L. (December 14, 2021). "Every No. 1 song of the 1970s ranked from worst to best". Cleveland.com. Retrieved January 30, 2023.