History Music / Carpenters

19th Mar '18 2:56:38 PM tropower
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* CoverVersion: Several, including "Ticket to Ride" (Music/TheBeatles), "Please Mr. Postman" ([[Creator/{{Motown}} The Marvelettes]]), "There's a Kind of Hush" (Music/HermansHermits), and "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" (Music/{{Klaatu}}).

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* CoverVersion: Several, including "Ticket to Ride" (Music/TheBeatles), "Please Mr. Postman" ([[Creator/{{Motown}} The Marvelettes]]), "There's a Kind of Hush" (Music/HermansHermits), and "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" (Music/{{Klaatu}}).(Music/{{Klaatu}}), and "Sing" (Series/SesameStreet).


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* SesameStreetCred: And without appearing on the show, no less. As mentioned under cover version, they had done a cover of "Sing", which was originally written for the show.
19th Mar '18 2:46:35 PM tropower
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* TopTenJingle: The song "We've Only Just Begun" was originally written for a TV commercial jingle in 1971 for what is now Wells Fargo.
19th Mar '18 2:39:28 PM tropower
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They were active from 1969 until Karen's death in 1983. During this time, they were very prolific and scored numerous hits, only a few of which are commonly known to people who weren't there in TheSeventies. Their biggest hit, and probably their best-remembered song, is "(They Long to Be) Close to You"; others include "We've Only Just Begun", "For All We Know", "Rainy Days and Mondays", "Superstar", "Hurting Each Other", "Sing", "Yesterday Once More", "Top of the World", and "Only Yesterday".

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They were active from 1969 until Karen's death in 1983. During this time, they were very prolific and scored numerous hits, only a few of which are commonly known to people who weren't there in TheSeventies. Their biggest hit, and probably their best-remembered song, is "(They Long to Be) Close to You"; others include [[TopTenJingle "We've Only Just Begun", Begun"]], "For All We Know", "Rainy Days and Mondays", "Superstar", "Hurting Each Other", "Sing", [[Series/SesameStreet "Sing"]], "Yesterday Once More", "Top of the World", and "Only Yesterday".



* DownerEnding: Karen's death at 32, of complications stemming from her severe [[WeightWoe anorexia nervosa.]] On the bright side, it actually did a lot to open up awareness of the disease.

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** They also did a cover of [[Film/TheMuppetMovie The Rainbow Connection]] (another Muppet song), but was originally unreleased, as Karen [[OrSoIHeard reportedly]] didn't like the song. It wasn't even given a full recording. It eventually was released, but not until long after the world lost Karen.
* DownerEnding: Karen's death at 32, of complications stemming from her severe [[WeightWoe anorexia nervosa.]] On the bright side, side[[note]]If there can truly be one, in this case.[[/note]], it actually did a lot to open up awareness of the disease.



* GameMusic: Apparently, Creator/HideoKojima was a huge fan of "Sing", because it's what the AI's sing out during the battles of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', it plays during a few cutscenes involving Dr. Strangelove, and [[spoiler: Peace Walker sings this when she drowns herself to stop herself from transmitting the launch sequence to the US military]]. It also plays during the end credits.

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* GameMusic: Apparently, Creator/HideoKojima was a huge fan of "Sing", [[Series/SesameStreet "Sing"]], because it's what the AI's sing out during the battles of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', it plays during a few cutscenes involving Dr. Strangelove, and [[spoiler: Peace Walker sings this when she drowns herself to stop herself from transmitting the launch sequence to the US military]]. It also plays during the end credits.
4th Jan '18 5:27:23 PM nombretomado
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* GameMusic: Apparently, HideoKojima was a huge fan of "Sing", because it's what the AI's sing out during the battles of ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker]]'', it plays during a few cutscenes involving Dr. Strangelove, and [[spoiler: Peace Walker sings this when she drowns herself to stop herself from transmitting the launch sequence to the US military]]. It also plays during the end credits.

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* GameMusic: Apparently, HideoKojima Creator/HideoKojima was a huge fan of "Sing", because it's what the AI's sing out during the battles of ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker]]'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', it plays during a few cutscenes involving Dr. Strangelove, and [[spoiler: Peace Walker sings this when she drowns herself to stop herself from transmitting the launch sequence to the US military]]. It also plays during the end credits.
11th May '17 9:24:46 AM PhysicalStamina
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* FadeIntoTheNextSong: Many of their albums feature this throughout the entire album.

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* FadeIntoTheNextSong: FadingIntoTheNextSong: Many of their albums feature this throughout the entire album.
17th Mar '17 8:28:30 PM arnoldmcguire335
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May or may not be related to Sabrina Carpenter of ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'' and her older sister Sarah, despite the fact both sets of Carpenters have the same roles in music. (Karen and Sabrina sing while Richard and Sarah does the behind the scenes work (In Sarah's case, she plays with her sister when Sabrina performs live on instruments).)
1st Mar '17 5:13:18 PM BradOlson
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* FadeIntoTheNextSong: Many of their albums feature this throughout the entire album.
21st Nov '16 9:44:16 PM Mdumas43073
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* ChristmasSongs: Their 1970 single "Merry Christmas Darling" is still an annual radio staple. There are also two full albums of Christmas music, one released in Karen's lifetime (1978's ''Christmas Portrait'') and the other following her death (1984's ''An Old-Fashioned Christmas'').

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* ChristmasSongs: Their 1970 single "Merry Christmas Darling" is still an annual radio staple. There are also two full albums of Christmas music, one released in Karen's lifetime (1978's ''Christmas Portrait'') (''Christmas Portrait'', 1978) and the other following her death (1984's ''An (''An Old-Fashioned Christmas'').Christmas'', 1984).
5th Sep '16 9:11:09 AM 06tele
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONGVPxbFENM She really could play, though.]]
9th Aug '16 11:46:02 PM shamblingdead2
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* BasementDweller : Karen lived at home until 1976, several years into her fame.
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