Only Yesterday (song)
Cover to the single "Only Yesterday"
|Single by The Carpenters|
|from the album Horizon|
|Released||March 14, 1975|
|The Carpenters singles chronology|
"Only Yesterday" is a song recorded by The Carpenters in 1975. It was released on March 14, 1975, and was the Carpenters' last top-ten single on the Billboard Hot 100. Composed by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis, it peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the easy listening chart, the Carpenters' eleventh number one on the chart.
The music video features some footage of Karen and Richard at work in the studio. After Karen sang the line, "the promise of morning light", it faded from the studio to a fountain in Huntington Library Gardens in San Marino, California. It then featured some footage of a Japanese bridge. Huntington Library Gardens in San Marino, California.
- Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals
- Richard Carpenter - backing vocals, keyboards
- Joe Osborn - bass guitar
- Tony Peluso - guitar
- Jim Gordon - drums
- Bob Messenger - tenor saxophone
- Earle Dumler - oboe
|Canadian Singles Chart||2|
|Oricon International Singles Chart||1|
|Oricon (Japanese) Singles Chart||12|
|UK Singles Chart||7|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||4|
|U.S. Billboard Easy Listening||1|
- Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 47.
- The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition, 1996
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