There's a Kind Of Hush
This was the lead single release from the 1976 album "A Kind of Hush". With releasing another "oldie", it seems as though Karen and Richard were trying to capture another "Please Mr. Postman". Unfortunately, it didn't reach to the heights of the former song. This would be their last "top 20" single of the 1970's. It was released on February 12, 1976. and peaked on April 24, 1976.
It reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was their 13th single to reach #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. It feels sort of like this is the single that led to the drop in the Carpenters' popularity. The top 11 spots of that week were taken by the following:
#11 - Lonely Night (Angel Face) - The Captain and Tenille
#10 - Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Elvin Bishop
#9 - Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
#8 - Show Me the Way - Peter Frampton
#7 - Welcome Back - John Sebastian
#6 - Only Sixteen - Dr. Hook
#5 - Sweet Love - Commodores
#4 - Boogie Fever - The Sylvers
#3 - Right Back Where We Started From - Maxine Nighingale
#2 - Let Your Love Flow - Bellamy Brothers
#1 - Disco Lady - Johnnie Taylor
The single that I own was purchased at some point in the 70's...possibly in 1976. It came in the generic A&M sleeve. In 2019 I purchased the original picture sleeve (only) on eBay. It is somewhat of a rare sleeve to find.
Not one of my favorite singles or songs recorded by The Carpenters, but I don't always skip it when it plays. The video of the single is somewhat difficult to watch, as it is one of the first times we see Karen at such a low weight.