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Artist Countdown: The Carpenters Top 20 Hits 10pm ET

The Carpenters were an American vocal and instrumental duo, consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. Though often referred to by the public as The Carpenters, the duo’s official name on authorized recordings and press materials is simply “Carpenters”. During a period in the 1970s when louder and wilder rock was in great demand, Richard and Karen produced a distinctively soft musical style that made them among the best-selling music artists of all time.

Carpenters’ melodic pop produced a record-breaking run of hit recordings on the American Top 40 and Adult Contemporary charts, and they became leading sellers in the soft rock, easy listening and adult contemporary genres. Carpenters had three No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and fifteen No. 1 hits on the Adult Contemporary chart. In addition, they had twelve top 10 singles (including their No. 1 hits). To date, Carpenters’ album and single sales total more than 100 million units.

During their 14-year career, the Carpenters recorded 11 albums, thirty-one singles, five television specials, and a short-lived television series. They toured in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, the Netherlands and Belgium. Their recording career ended with Karen’s death in 1983 from cardiac arrest following complications of anorexia nervosa. Extensive news coverage of the circumstances surrounding her death increased public awareness of the consequences of eating disorders.  (Ctsy Wikipedia)

1 Please Mr. Postman
2 Yesterday Once More
3 Top of the World
4 Only Yesterday
5 Superstar
6 (They Long to Be) Close to You
7 Sing
8 Hurting Each Other
9 Goodbye to Love
10 There’s a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)
11 We’ve Only Just Begun
12 For All We Know
13 I Won’t Last a Day Without You
14 Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
15 Solitaire
16 Rainy Days and Mondays
17 Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
18 Sweet, Sweet Smile
19 A Song For You
20 Beechwood 4-5789