The Carpenters – (They Long To Be) Close To You Review
“(They Long To Be) Close To You” is taken from The Carpenter’s album “Close to You. It was released on 15 May, 1970 by A&M Records. It was produced by Jack Daugherty, and written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach. They won a Grammy Award in the Category of “Best Contemporary Performance by a Duo”.
“(They Long To Be) Close To You” peaked at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart, at number 71 on the Japanese Oricon Singles Chart, at number 1 on the Canadian Singles Chart, Billboard Easy Listening Chart and Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
There are many cover versions available for “(They Long To Be) Close To You” including Tina Arena, Perry Como, Paul Welter, Freya Lin, Emil Chau, Ethyl Meatplow, Vincy Chan, Harry Connick, Lauryn Hill and Ronald Isley.