^^Thanks for the insight ! I see Ticket To Ride peaked in April 1970. And, Close To You released May 1970. Be that as it may, Close To You was (and, remains) a tough sell for me, whereas Ticket To Ride has brilliance written all over it. I do recall--way back, sometime in the 1970's--when I first recall hearing Close To You on the radio, I was actually not impressed ! Since, above all--at that point in time--(while listening to The Singles 1969-1973 LP) the two lackluster songs for me on that LP were Close To You and It's Going To Take Some Time ! So, to this day, the success of Close To You boggles my mind. Good song, I'll give it that. But, Ticket To Ride seems to be head and shoulders above it !