All You Get from Love Is a Love Song

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"All You Get from Love Is a Love Song"
Cover to "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song"
Single by The Carpenters
from the album Passage
B-side "I Have You"
Released May 2, 1977
Format 7" single
Recorded 1977
Genre Pop
Length 3:46
Label A&M
1940
Writer(s) Steve Eaton
Producer(s) Richard Carpenter
The Carpenters singles chronology
"Breaking Up Is Hard to Do"
(1976)
"All You Get from Love Is a Love Song"
(1977)
"Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft"
(1977)

"All You Get from Love Is a Love Song" is a song composed by Steve Eaton. It was popularized by the Carpenters in 1977. It was released to the public on May 2, 1977. Its B-side was "I Have You", a song released on the A Kind of Hush album in 1976. The song was also included on their 1977 album, Passage.

In the late 1970s, this particular track appeared in a Top 10 of misheard lyrics (and is often on similar forums online).[citation needed] This was complied by Noel Edmonds and the misheard lyric sounds like: "Because the best love songs are written with a broken arm," as opposed to the correct lyrics "Because the best love songs are written with a broken heart."[1]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 35
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 4
Canadian Singles Chart 38
Oricon (Japanese) Singles Chart 68

Personnel[edit]

Music video[edit]

The music video to "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song" takes place in the A&M Studios. It starts off with the bongo drum and fades into a camera angle zooming towards Karen Carpenter. At the end of the video, the performance fades into a picture of the Carpenters' Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, which is the beginning to the video "Top of the World", performed on The Carpenters' Very First TV Special in 1976. It can be found on the DVD Gold: Greatest Hits. The tenor saxophone solo was performed by Tom Scott (also the tenor sax soloist on "Jazz Man" by Carole King), who was then one of the hottest "session players" of the '70s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Complete Guide to the Music of the Carpenters by John Tobler, Omnibus Press, 1998. ISBN 0.7119,6312.6

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