You've Got A Friend
James Taylor
Taylor James 1971 Youve Got Friend 45

When you're down and troubled
and you need a helping hand,
and nothing, whoa nothing is going right.
Close your eyes and think of me
and soon I will be there
to brighten up even your darkest nights.

You just call out my name and you know wherever I am
I'll come running, oh yeah baby
to see you again
Winter, spring, summer, or fall
all you got to do is call
and I'll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah
You've got a friend

- written by Carole King -

Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1971 for one week
  • peaked at No. 4 on the UK Singles chart in 1971
  • RIAA certified Gold record
  • from the album Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon (1971)
  • James Taylor's biggest hit single
  • 1971 Grammy Award for Song of the Year
  • 1971 Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
  • harmony vocal: Joni Mitchell
  • written by Carole King
  • produced by Peter Asher
  • on July 31, 1971, ”You've Got a Friend” moved The Raiders' ”Indian Reservation” off the top of the Hot 100, which had held the position for one week
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