May 7

Lynn Anderson covers Carpenters’ “Top of the World”

Lynn Anderson

Lynn Anderson Top of the World
Photo Credit: Lynn Anderson/ via screengrab

Lynn Anderson was an American Country Music singer known for a string of hits. She was the daughter of Casey and Liz Anderson,  country music songwriters. Anderson showed her interest in singing when she was six years of age.

Anderson’s regular exposure on national television helped her become one of country music first female superstars. She also became the first country star to appear on The Tonight Show together with Johnny Carson, an American television host and producer.

She was also named “Top Female Vocalist” by Academy of Country Music, “Female Vocalist of the Year” by Country Music Association. She also won Grammy Award, People’s Choice Award, and American Music Award. She was the “Artist of the Decade” for 1970-1980.

Moreover, Anderson was the first female country artist to win the American Music Award.

“Top of the World”

I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I’ve found ever since you’ve been around
Your love’s put me at the top of the world

This song was originally written and composed by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis. It was first recorded by the Carpenters consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. The song was released September 17, 1973. It topped Billboard Hot 100 single album.

In 1973, Anderson’s version of “Top of the World” was released as a single and became a hit. It was also a number one top hit for Carpenters the same year. The second single released from “Top of the World” album also peaked at number three.  In 1974, Anderson won “Favorite Female Country Artist” Award.

The song shows how powerful this song is by making people happy as they hear this song. It brings joy to anyone knowing whatever happens in life, just live it to the fullest. The song also shows that problems will never interfere with love.

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Lynn Anderson, The Carpenters

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