Top of the World (The Carpenters song)


Top of the World (The Carpenters song)

Infobox Single
Name = Top of the World



Caption = Cover to the single "Top of the World"
Artist = The Carpenters
from Album = A Song For You
A-side = "Top of the World"
B-side = "Heather"
Released = September 17, 1973
Format = 7" single
Recorded = 1972–1973
Genre = Pop
Length = 02:59
Label = A&M Records
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Writer = Richard Carpenter; John Bettis
Producer = Jack Daugherty
Certification = Gold Single
Chart position = * #1 (U.S. Billboard Hot 100)
* #2 (U.S. AC)
Last single = "Yesterday Once More"
(1973)
This single = "Top of the World"
(1973)
Next single = "I Won't Last a Day Without You"
(1974)
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = A Song for You
Type = studio
Tracks = ;Side one
# "A Song for You"
# "Top of the World"
# "Hurting Each Other"
# "It's Going to Take Some Time"
# "Goodbye to Love"
# "Intermission";Side two
# "Bless the Beasts and Children"
# "Flat Baroque"
# "Piano Picker"
# "I Won't Last a Day Without You"
# "Crystal Lullaby"
# "Road Ode"
# "A Song for You (Reprise)"
Infobox Single
Name = Top of the World


Caption = Lynn Anderson's 1973 Top of the World album.
Artist = Lynn Anderson
from Album = Top of the World
A-side = "Top of the World"
B-side =
Released = 1973
Format = 45 rpm record
Recorded = 1972
Genre = Country Pop
Length = 02:55
Label = Columbia Records
Writer = Richard Carpenter; John Bettis
Producer = Glenn Sutton, Clive Davis
Certification = Gold Single
Chart position = * #2 (Billboard U.S. Country Charts)
* #1 (Cashbox U.S. Country Charts)
* #74 U.S. Billboard Hot 100
Last single = "Keep Me In Mind"; 1973
This single = "Top of the World"
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Next single = "Sing About Love"; 1973
Misc =

"Top of the World" is the name of a 1973 song by The Carpenters. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1973, becoming the duo's second U.S. number-one single. Originally intended to be only an album cut for the Carpenters, country artist Lynn Anderson first released it as a single in 1973, taking it to #2 on the U.S. country singles charts. The success of Anderson's version prompted the Carpenters to release a new version as a single, where it topped the U.S. pop singles chart. The song is equally identified with both The Carpenters and Lynn Anderson. Richard Carpenter has remixed the song's vocals, most recently for their 35th Anniversary "Gold" compilation.

In Cash Box magazine, "Top of the World" was #1 on December 1, 1973.

Other cover versions

Swedish dansband Vikingarna had a 1974 Svensktoppen hit with a cover version in Swedish, "På världens tak", which was the first Vikingarna song at Svensktoppen.

In 1994, the Friends episode "The One with the Blackout" featured Phoebe, Monica and Joey singing the song.

Shonen Knife's cover was the ending theme song to the 1995 film "The Last Supper" and appeared in the 1998 film "The Parent Trap".

ee also

*Hot 100 number-one hits of 1973 (USA)


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