https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTwPnpod0wg Full performance of Lady Gaga singing "You've Got A Friend" live at the 2014 MusiCares tribute to Carole King held on Feb. 6th, 2014. Presentacion completa de Lady Gaga cantando "You've Got A Friend" en vivo en el tributo a Carole King en MusiCares en Febrero 6 de el año pasado When you're down and troubled And you need some loving care And nothin', nnothin' is goin' right Close your eyes and think of me And soon I will be there To brighten up even your darkest night
You just call out my name And you know wherever I am I'll come runnin' to see you again Winter, spring, summer or fall All you have to do is call And I'll be there You've got a friend
If the sky above you Grows dark and full of clouds And that old north wind begins to blow Keep your head together And call my name out loud Soon you'll hear me knockin' at your door
You just call out my name And you know wherever I am I'll come runnin', runnin, yeah, yeah, to see you again Winter, spring, summer or fall All you have to do is call And I'll be there, yes I will
Now ain't it good to know that you've got a friend When people can be so cold They'll hurt you, yes, and desert you And take your soul if you let them Oh, but don't you let them.
You just call out my name And you know wherever I am I'll come runnin, runnin', yeah, yeah, yeah to see you again Winter, spring, summer or fall All you have to do is call And I'll be there, yes I will You've got a friend, you've got a friend, ain't it good to know, you've got a friend, ain't it good to know, ain't it good to know, ain't it good to know, you've got a friend, oh yeah now, you've got a friend, yeah baby, you've got a friend, oh yeah, you've got a friend. "You've Got a Friend" was written by Carole King during the January 1971 recording sessions for her own album Tapestry, and James Taylor's album Mud Slide Slim. King has stated that "the song was as close to pure inspiration as I've ever experienced. The song wrote itself. It was written by something outside myself, through me." King's album was recorded in an overlap with Taylor's, and King, Danny Kortchmar, and Joni Mitchell perform on both. The song is included on both albums; King said in a 1972 interview that she "didn't write it with James or anybody really specifically in mind. But when James heard it he really liked it and wanted to record it".
Taylor's version was released as a single, and reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. The James Taylor version also spent one week at the top of the Easy Listening charts. Billboard ranked it as the No. 17 song for 1971.
During the recording process, Taylor also offered to his Apple Records labelmate Mary Hopkin a chance to record the song, which she turned down, a decision she later said she strongly regretted.
James Taylor and Carole King performed "You've Got a Friend" together in 2010 during their Troubadour Reunion Tour. In 2015, Taylor performed an acoustic rendition of the song at Hôtel de Ville, Paris at the invitation of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo in tribute to the victims of the 2015 Paris attacks.
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