Looking for Love (Karen Carpenter song)

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"Looking for Love"
Single by Karen Carpenter
from the album From the Top
Recorded 1966
Genre Soft rock
Length 1:52
Label Magic Lamp
Writer(s) Richard Carpenter
Producer(s) Joe Osborn
Karen Carpenter singles chronology
"Looking for Love"
(1966)
"Ticket to Ride"
(1969)

"Looking for Love" is a song released under Karen Carpenter's name, regarded as the first release by what was to become The Carpenters. The music was written by Karen's brother, Richard Carpenter. It was recorded in 1966 and released on record label Magic Lamp, a small label with a limited budget. Even though Richard Carpenter does participate on the recording, it is printed "Karen Carpenter" on the recording contract and record label.

The record has now become a collectors' item and is worth between $2,000 to $2,500 as only 500 copies of the 45rpm were printed. The single did not chart commercially and no music video was shot for the song (as promotional music videos were in their infancy as well). This process led Magic Lamp to defunct, but the song, along with its B-side "I'll Be Yours", were later included on the 1991 4-CD box set From the Top.