A look at the music and artists from rock n’ roll’s 2nd decade (1964 – 1973) and those who are still carrying on that sound today
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Friday, April 14, 2017
The 12 Best Songs by Carole King
Carole King’s contributions to pop music songwriting and rock ’n’ roll history can’t be overstated.
Her work, both as a composer and performer, continues to be the gold standard of fine form matched to pop melody. In fact, other canonic musicians ranging from Aretha Franklinto The Animals and The Drifters to Dusty Springfield have performed her music, partially to honor the legend and partially to make her work their own hits.
With dozens of pop standards to her name, it’s a challenge to narrow down even King’s greatest hits much less her deep cuts, overlooked gems and standout tracks from less popular and later albums. But to name her 12 best songs, calls for an emphasis on her golden years of partnership with Gerry Goffin, their work at the Brill Building and her 1971 masterpiece album Tapestry.