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"Superstar" became its biggest hit version for the Carpenters. Richard Carpenter was unaware of the Bramlett or Mad Dogs originals, but as he later wrote in a compilation album's liner notes: "I came home from the studio one night and heard a then relatively unknown Bette Midler performing this song on the Tonight Show. I could barely wait to arrange and record it. (It remains one of my favorites)."

Carpenter's arrangement featured an oboe line at the start, followed… read more


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    dig it.
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    The best song ever
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    melhor musica do mundo pau no cu de quem discorda
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    Forget if I heard this growing up or heard it in a movie or something, but no matter, I found it now. Damn this is perfect.
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    Quinticential Carpenters!
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    Baby, baby, baby, baby, oh baby

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