Carole King is an American composer and singer-songwriter. She has made 25 solo albums, the most successful being Tapestry, which held the record for most weeks at No. 1 by a female artist for more than 20 years.
If you’re a fan of Carole King, you’re probably aware that she’s a great songwriter. Her breakthrough album Tapestry won her an allegiance of fans and proved that she was a great performer as well.
When you actually look at the list of hit songs she penned, however, it’s really amazing. In the ’60s, her and her husband Gerry Goffin wrote more than two dozen hit songs for a variety of artists!
1.”Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” by The Shirelles
2. “Take Good Care Of My Baby,” by Bobby Vee
3. “Chains,” by The Cookies
4. “The Loco-Motion,” by Little Eva
5. “Go Away Little Girl,” by Steve Lawrence
6. “Up On The Roof,” by The Drifters
7. “One Fine Day,” by The Chiffons
8. “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” by The Monkees
9. “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” by Aretha Franklin
Carole King has won four Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting. She is the recipient of the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the first woman to be so honored. She is also a 2015 Kennedy Center Honoree.
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