Anticipation (song)

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Single by Carly Simon
from the album Anticipation
Released 1971
Format 7" single
Recorded 1971
Genre Rock
Length 3:19
Label Elektra
Writer(s) Carly Simon
Producer(s) Paul Samwell-Smith
Carly Simon singles chronology
That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be (1971) Anticipation (1971) Legend In Your Own Time (1972)

"Anticipation" is a song by Carly Simon. It was the lead single from her 1971 album of the same name, and became a smash hit, peaking #13 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The song relates Simon's state of mind as she waits to go on a date with Cat Stevens.[1]

The song was used in commercials for Heinz Ketchup through the late 1970s into the 1980s.[2]

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The Filipino singer Nora Aunor recorded an easy listening version of "Anticipation" in 1973 on the Mayon Records label.

It was covered by Dinosaur Jr frontman J Mascis on his 1996 solo acoustic album, Martin + Me.

It was covered by Mandy Moore on her album Coverage in 2003.

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