She has more hits to be written in one day can listen. But who a good idea to get some Carole King today 75!- like to her name, comes up with the selection below. Ten classics from the ultimate popjukebox. And you don’t even mints.
• WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW (The Shirelles, 1960).
The first big hit of the songwritersduo Carole King-Gerry Goffin and it’s also the first song, sung by a girl group, that the top of the American charts, it reached. The song, in which a girl wonders if her boyfriend still will love her after they meet with him in damascus has shared, was later by Carole King in a much slower and melancholy version played on her million-seller ‘Tapestry’.
• TAKE GOOD CARE of MY BABY (Bobby Vee, 1961)
The died last year, Bobby Vee was in the early sixties a tieneridool and was using this number for three weeks on the first place of the American charts. ‘Take Good Care of My Baby enjoys now the status of a ‘golden oldie’ and the naive text fits perfectly in the innocent zeitgeist of the time. The sexual revolution was clearly still far away.
• THE LOCOMOTION (Little Eva, 1962)
Goffin & King wrote this song, originally intended for Dee Dee Sharp, but she did not want to know. Maybe because there is also a dance was linked to? A good thing for Little Eva Boyd, who at that time for the songwritersduo as a baby-sitting service did. ‘The Locomotion’ was one of the most popular singles in 1962, and also made in the subsequent decades, have two times the U.s. top five, in the versions of, respectively, Grand Funk Railroad (1974) and Kylie Minogue (1988).
• UP ON THE ROOF (The Drifters, 1962)
Of all the texts that Gerry Goffin wrote, he called “Up on the Roof’ his absolute favorite. Source of inspiration was the musical ‘West Side Story’, in which several scenes were located on the roofs of once. Goffin and King knew the grootstadsromantiek of the early sixties in such a sophisticated way to grasp, that the number later by dozens of other artists recorded. Bruce Springsteen played his E Street Band, on his ‘Born to Run’tour in 1975.
• HE HIT ME (AND IT FELT LIKE A KISS) (The Crystals, 1962).
This ominous song, in the studio, taken in hand by Phil Spector, was inspired by Little Eva (“The Locomotion”), which regularly by her boyfriend was beaten. When Goffin and King asked her why she of him, she picked up, she answered: “It is his way to show how much he loves me”. “He Hit Me” received little airplay because radio producers of the content too controversial. So it was not a hit. But Amy Winehouse would later be one of her ‘all time favorites’ and Courtney Love played it during her MTV Unplugged show with the Hole.
• I’M INTO SOMETHING GOOD (Herman’s Hermits, 1964)
The version of Herman’s Hermits was not the first, but the group scored there, at the height of the ‘British Invasion’ would be a whopper of a hit. When The Beatles, in their wake, countless other English groups, America conquered, threatened liedjesschrijvers as Carole King and Gerry Goffin seriously in the tribulation to hit. That their tracks by overseas artists were picked up -The Fab Four themselves would also be their ‘Chains’ recording – so that was a relief.
• GOIN’ BACK (The Byrds, 1968)
Itself would be Carole King this song until two years later, but in 1979 he was featured on the lp ” The Notorious Byrd Brothers by The Byrds, which in the same way to the started as with the oeuvre of Bob Dylan. The song is about growing up and nostalgia to the carelessness of the youth. Byrds guitarist David Crosby was not very enthusiastic about the song, especially when it turned out that the plate would come at the expense of his own ‘Triad’. But Dusty Springfield, Nils Lofgren, Elkie Brooks, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Collins and Marianne Faithfull were all to their advantage.
• (You MAKE ME FEEL) LIKE A NATURAL WOMAN (Aretha Franklin, 1967)
This Goffin-King composition, where Atlantic producer Jerry Wexler had a hand in turned grew to be the anthem of Aretha Franklin. And when the ‘Queen of Soul’ in 2015 even sang in honor of Carole King, became the composer is visible, blissfully happy. Spicy detail: even Barack Obama, who together with his wife sitting in the audience, flashes of emotion a little tear away. The song also exists in a version of Céline Dion, but let’s agree that, you in a wide arch around it get.
• IT’S TOO LATE (Carole King, 1971)
This hit single (an American number one in 1971), lifted off from the classic ‘Tapestry’, describes how a romance can end without blame. Critics called it at the time, one of the most honest and truest break-up songs ever written. According to Dave Marsh testifies he even implied feminism, because it is the woman that the man leaves. It is one of the first songs that Carole King admits her love for latin and jazz.
• YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND (James Taylor & Carole King, 1971)
The auteursversie of Carole King and the cover of her good friend James Taylor, appeared at about the same time, but the latter won a number one hit and a Grammy Award in the wait. King would later tell that the song itself wrote, ” and that her answer was a sentence from taylor’s ‘Fire and Rain’: “I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend”. The song was also recorded by Dusty Sprinfield, and Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway, but the definitive version remains that of King himself.
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