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YMMV: Carpenters
  • Awesome Music
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: One version of Let Me Be The One heard on the 40/40 compilation album has one funny "didn't see this coming" part after Karen sings the last "Let me be the one" line, which at the tail end, she ends up saying a different line while trying not to chuckle and ends on one more note she did to close the song.
  • Covered Up: "Superstar" by Sonic Youth, arguably.
    • Definitely an example for the Carpenters' version- the original was written by Leon Russell and popularized by Delaney and Bonnie.
    • Also "Sing", originally written for Sesame Street. OF course, the song is today more associated with Sesame Street than the Carpenters.
    • Their Signature Song, "Close to You", was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David about seven years earlier and recorded by several other artists before they grabbed it and made it their own.
    • Many songs written (or co-written) by Paul Williams were popularized by the Carpenters in their heyday, including "We've Only Just Begun" and "Rainy Days and Mondays".
  • Ear Worm
  • Mis-blamed: Some say that the reason Karen's disorder happened was because on one report where it said "Richard and his chubby little sister" (When Richard is the one chubby, not Karen).
  • Tear Jerker: "Rainy Day and Mondays". "Superstar", "I Need to Be in Love".
  • The Woobie: Oh, Karen...

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