King’s 1972 song dominated the charts 24



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On this day in 1972, this very catchy song held the number one spot on the Billboard Top 100 for five weeks! In fact, this Grammy-Award winning singer has wrote or co-wrote 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

Jon Landau’s review of the album Tapestry (1971) for Rolling Stone praised her voice, saying it is full of emotions from “raunchy” to “bluesy” to “harsh” to “soothing”. The success of the song has been attributed to the piano-led groove and to King’s vocal delivery.  Her lyrics and music are still praised.

Do you remember these lyrics?

I feel the earth – move – under my feet

I feel the sky tum-b-ling down – tum-b-ling down

I feel my heart start to trem-b-ling 

Whenever you’re around


Can you name this tune?



Have a listen to Carole King’s “I Feel the Earth Move” below! 


Tell us, what are your memories of dancing along to this song? 

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  1. When Sydney had its minor earth tremor in late 89 , I was working in the QVB and I rushed to turn on the radio for news of what was happening and this song was playing

  2. “Beautiful – the Carole King Story” is a musical now showing in London’s west end. I saw it a few weeks ago & it is absolutely amazing. She sure was a talented lady!

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