The Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You sheet music

Thinking about evergreen hits and classics, we will always look at The Carpenters as one of the top bands.

They were an American duo consisting of the brothers Karen and Richard Carpenter.

They were famous for their soft and romantic musical style, their compositions being harmonic and unique.

The Carpenters were active for 14 years, between 1969 and 1983 and they recorded 10 albums, along with other singles and TV specials.

Their most successful songs are Close To You and We’ve Only Just Begun. Their career ended when Karen died from heart failure.

Today we are talking about Close To You, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

The song was recorded for their second studio album named Close to you and was released in May 1970. The song was produced by Jack Daugherty.

The free Close To You piano sheet music has a length of 4:33 minutes in the original version from the album and is considered part of the pop, soft rock music genre.

It had amazing success, going on top of the US Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts, the Canadian and Australian charts, and many others.

It was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in August 1970.

Close To You was also used in media in movies or TV commercials, like for example in one episode of The Muppet Show, The Simpsons, or the Parenthood movie, in 1989.

The song is still used in movies and media nowadays, for example in 2019 the song was featured in a scene from the animated movie Spies in Disguise.

From the instrumental point of view, the free Close To You piano sheets are rich enough, with leading and backing vocals, piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, orchestration, bass, drums, trumpet, and flute.

Many other famous artists, like Diana Ross in 1970, Isaac Hayes in 1971, Stevie Wonder in 1972, and others, successfully covered the song.

It is a nice song to be played at your piano at home, so feel free to use all the information you can find on our website to do that.

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(They Long To Be) Close To You - The Carpenters piano tutorial

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