Chart Position: 2

  • #414 On Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Written by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher
  • Lead vocals: Karen Carpenter
  • Keyboards: Richard Carpenter
  • Backing vocals: Richard Carpenter
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Produced by Jack Daugherty
  • This song was written as a jingle for a Crocker Bank commercial broadcast in California
  • This is one of the most popular wedding songs of the era
  • Later recorded by Johnny Mathis (1971), Moments (1971), Dionne Warwick (1970), Bill Medley (1971), Andy Williams (1971), Mark Lindsay (1971), Claudine Longet (1971), Jack Jones (1973), Lee McDonald (1981), Ferrante and Teicher (1992), Stan Whitmire (2000), Wip (1971), Barbra Streisand (1991), Bradley Joseph (2005), Johnny Hartman (1972), Reuben Wilson (1973), Grant Lee Buffalo (1994) and Peter Grant (2006)

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