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Only Yesterday /


The second single from "Horizon" was "Only Yesterday".  This Carpenter/Bettis composition was released on March 14, 1975 and peaked at number 4 on May 24, 1975. 


The three slots above it that week were:

#3 "Jackie Blue" - Ozark Mountain Daredevils

#2 "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" - Freddie Fender

#1 "Shining Star" - Earth, Wind and Fire

This would be the last top ten single on the Billboard Hot 100.  It was their 11th number one on the Adult Contemporary chart.

For me, this is one of my favorites.  Great song.  Great arrangement.  Nice instrumental solo.  It also shows Karen's low range.  The opening pitch is an Eb below middle C.  I purchased this on eBay.

The "b" side is "Happy" from the album "Horizon".  

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