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Official Review [Single]: 13. "TOP OF THE WORLD"/"HEATHER" (1468-S)

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Chris May, Aug 20, 2016.

Which side is your favorite?

  1. Side A: "Top Of The World"

    36 vote(s)
    97.3%
  2. Side B: "Heather"

    1 vote(s)
    2.7%
  1. newvillefan

    newvillefan Well-Known Member

    To my knowledge that’s never been uploaded online anywhere.
     
  2. will1966

    will1966 New Member

    OK, this brings up something that has bothered me for over 40 years. Why are there two separate pronunciations of "world" in this song? In the first chorus, "world" has a definite "British" sounding pronunciation with a rounded "R" sound, and in the next chorus the R is a more hardened American pronunciation. I remember noticing this when I was 8 years old and trying to figure it out.
     
  3. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    And, 'food for thought'....
    Karen drums Top Of The World--1973 White House Performance--
    although, Hal Blaine does those duties on 1972's Song For You Lp.
     
  4. David A

    David A Active Member

    Top of the World, of course. I say 'of course' because an instrumental can be pleasant but without Karen's voice I lose interest quickly.

    Some here have talked about Karen's vocal inflections and accents; she does seem to choose differing pronunciations at times - sometimes in the same song, on the same word(s). I've often wondered if these were conscious choices, or Karen just singing and whatever came out, came out.
     

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