The Carpenters – “(They Long to Be) Close to You”. Karen Carpenter had one of the great voices of her generation and it was beautifully displayed on this song from 1970.
“(They Long to Be) Close to You” was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The most popular version is that recorded by The Carpenters for their second studio album of the same name in 1970 and was released on May 14, 1970. It topped both the US Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts and was certified gold in August 1970.