(They Long To Be) Close To You (track) by Carpenters

(They Long To Be) Close To You by Carpenters
Year: 1970
From the album Close To You (track #6)
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CARPENTERS (THEY LONG TO BE) CLOSE TO YOU 45 RPM A&M RECORDS 1970 (R-2)
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1970 Carpenters: (They Long To Be) Close To You/I Kept On Loving You VG 7"record
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The Carpenters, Vinyl 45, Ticket to Ride/(They Long To Be) Close To You, 1971
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88/100 (from 77 votes)
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This track is rated in the top 1% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 88.2/100, a mean average of 89.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 89.7/100. The standard deviation for this track is 9.2.

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From 09/26/2021 16:46
Another timeless classic Bacharach tune with fantastic vocals.
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From 02/14/2019 03:23
Rather overrated in the Carpenters canon. Was swell enough in 1970 but not truly special enough to maintain this stature.
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From 10/31/2012 22:28
I can't help but associate this song with The Simpsons.
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