Only Yesterday (song)

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"Only Yesterday"
Cover to the single "Only Yesterday"
Single by The Carpenters
from the album Horizon
B-side "Happy"
Released March 14, 1975
Format 7" single
Recorded 1975
Genre Pop
Length 4:10
Label A&M
Writer(s) Richard Carpenter
John Bettis
Producer(s) Richard Carpenter
The Carpenters singles chronology
"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town"
"Only Yesterday"

"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,[1] 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.



Chart Peak
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

See also[edit]


  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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