Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Top of the World

Top of the World by The Carpenters (1973) is one of my all-time-favourites. The first time I get to know about this evergreen song was during my primary school days, thanks to my primary school friend who intro me to it. Since then, the song stuck in my mind till now. Isn't it amazing? Although Karen Carpenter has passed away more than 2 decades ago (at the age of 32, in 1983) due to complications related to anorexia, but her voice will live forever. This uplifting classic song, Top of the World always put me on the top of the world.


Top of the World (The Carpenters ~ Karen and Richard Carpenter)
Such a feelin's comin' over me
There is wonder in most everything I see
Not a cloud in the sky, Got the sun in my eyes
And I won't be surprised if it's a dream

Everything I want the world to be
Is now coming true especially for me
And the reason is clear, It's because you are here
You're the nearest thing to heaven that I've seen

*I'm on the top of the world lookin'
Down on creation And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I've found, ever since you've been around
Your love's put me at the top of the world

Something in the wind has learned my name
And it's tellin' me that things are not the same
In the leaves on the trees and the touch of the breeze
There's a pleasin' sense of happiness for me

There is only one wish on my mind
When this day is through I hope that I will find
That tomorrow will be just the same for you and me
All I need will be mine if you are here

38 comments:

moz monster said...

I too young to appreciate this song leh ... but I do know about it ... and it's quite catchy lah ..

But ... long live Jay Chou ! =P

Chen said...

moz,
wah.. u r fast :D
This song is nice leh..
I knew about this song when I was in Primary 5 or Primary 6 :)

Btw, what has Jay Chou to do with this song? I catch no ball liao :)
*puzzled*

angel said...

Moz is ti(p)uing saying he's too young. *rolls eyes* :P

I like Yesterday Once More better!

My music teacher taught us this Top of The World song in primary school too... I'm on the, top of the world looking la lalalala...

Chen said...

angel,
Hahhaha.. If Moz is too young, then we are young too.
*roll eyes*

Never mind, let him ti(p)u himself for few seconds loh. Kkkkkkk :P

My friend taught me this song leh in the past together with few other songs which I forgotten liao. I only remember this song. Kkkkkk

♪ ♫ I'm on the top of the world lookin'.. lalalala ♪ ♫

L B said...

I, too, am too young to appreciate songs by the carpenters.. Who are they? Never heard of them before.. Are they from Malaysian Idol last year?

Chen said...

LB,
*Faint*
LB main ti(p)u !!!!!!

Your nose got grow longer or not?
Pinocchio's nose will elongate each time he tells lies leh..
Kkkkkkkkk

I saw LB's nose has elongated and is 3 inches in length liao. ROTFL :P

L B said...

3 meters... 3 meters...

Chen said...

LB,
kakkakakka...
5 metre liao !!

No wonder Ah Boy runs away :D

nyonyapenang said...

Hi Dr Chen,

I like the other song, 'Mr Postman' too. :)

L B said...

Can play skipping with Ah Boy, wat?!!

Chen said...

nyonya,
Most of their songs are nice songs :)
I've been busy listening to songs on YouTube over the last few days, including last weekends. LOL

LB,
cos hoh.. your long nose reminds him of the rotan. That's why the poor doggy runs away. Hehehehe...

moz monster said...

angel sama chen ... I no ti(p)u you all lah !!!! I hear no understand the Carpenters because I not yet born that time !!!

Jay Chou is the modern day Carpenter lor ...

Chen said...

moz,
Moz ah moz. Both Angel and I also dunno the Carpenters in the 70's leh. We only know them in the 80's. U dun have to be born at that time to know them mah. Hahahhahhaha

I still prefer the "original" Carpenters. Ori is still the best ;)

kyh said...

I like this song too... But dunno its title b4 this... Oh ya, I like their "closer to you" too. ;)

rinnah said...

I know this song too! Come next time we go sha-la-la karaoke!

eastcoastlife said...

I'm also too young to have known this song. Nope, never heard of it. Because I don't listen to songs. hehehe.....

Chen said...

kyh,
Hehehhe. Bagus woh, since u know the song, does that means u r older than those who dunno the song (including LB)? just kidding lah. LOL

rinnah,
Great. This is a nice and joyful song, hoh? I remembered someone sang this song @ Karaoke when I was in KL in January this year (together with Angel, May, Nyonya, Cocka, Sengkor, Winn, Zeroimpact, Kat, King's Wife, JL etc).

Shalalala
♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫

ECL,
*faint*
U r too young to know this song? Even the 20-yr-old kyh also know this song leh. Then u must be "teenager" liao? Kkkkkkk...

Hah? u never listen to songs wan ah? So weird geh? Are u from this planet? LOL

Woof Woof n Meow Meow said...

I like this song too...

in fact,most of the carpenters` songs are nice...

hehe...

i go search for the cd sin...=P

doc said...

ah yes, i have fond memories of this song. it was a hit the same time the result of my PMR (called LCE those days) was released.

yeah, i was on top of the world then.

angel said...

Oi!! Fast fast! You must tell me everything abt BW!! Muahahahahaha...

OMG... really sucha small world! But he doesn't know who Angel is... cos last time, I Devil... kakaka...

Lately I dapat so many blasts from the past! muahahaha..

Anonymous said...

i was 28 yrs old when 1st i heard tat song...

*i so old liao*

Cocka Doodle said...

Next time go kalaoke, you sing for me, ok? When are you coming to KL again?

Ehon said...

i soooo rmbr this song mann.. although i still haven't existed yet when they released this song. :P

Another song I LOVE is Let It Be.

Chen said...

woof meow,
yeah, most of their songs are nice.
o.O
u even have their CD?
is it yours or issit your mum or dad's CD? Hehehehhe

doc,
Passing with flying colours, your parents must be very proud with u at that time. And surely u are on top of the world ;)

angel,
Kakkakaka, so sampat :D
i know him for several years liao, we can yak about that later in YM. Wah, u r little Devil in the past ah? Did he catch u for being notti? Hahahahha

*Blast*

Chen said...

anon,
Young man, why u always say u r old wan? u r still so young :P
at least u r younger than most of us

*take away tongkat*

cocka,
next time can dance pom chak chak inside karaoke room? Oops.. wrong dance to go alone with the song :P

Might be I will drop by KL end of December. Might be lah, just for a day :)

ehon,
Yeah, u r only "16". Of coz u haven't existed when they released the song. Hehehe..

I love Let It Be by Beatles too. That song was even older. LOL :)

may said...

*joins hands, makes a circle with everyone*

*sings*

sing... sing a song...
sing out loud... sing out strong...


oops, wrong tune...

Wennnn said...

I love to sing it when I was young.... hehehhehe does it mean I am OLD ah???

yenjai.net said...

Yeah.
I like Mr Postman too

Woof Woof n Meow Meow said...

yaya...its my dad 1 lor...

i pinjam...=P

winniethepooh said...

i was humming this tune just this morning! :) makes me feel happy hehe

Adino said...

Ah! The song's stuck in my head now!

Doreen said...

I know this song! Very nice!

Giddy Tiger said...

Oi, all the young 'uns claim to know this song, but all the oldies claim ignorance. LOL
*sings*
I'm on the ... top of the world looking.... down on creation and the only explanation I can find... :)

Thanks for putting a smile on my face!

Chen said...

may,
Kkkkk.. Ah May must be sleepy liao
hence singing the wrong song?

give May one cup of Cappuccino
or u prefer Caffè latte? :P

wenn,
I think u meant it as "u like to sing it when u are younger"?
cos u r still young mah..
Hahahhahhaa

yenjai,
Guess which song i'm listening to a while ago? The nostalgic hits We Are The World and 明天会更好. LOL

woof meow,
hehhe.. I guess so. That CD is impossible to be yours :P

Chen said...

winniethepooh,
Indeed an uplifting song ;)

adino,
Wah.. do i need to get a hammer or a screw driver to remove the song from your head? LOLOL

doreen,
Pity hoh someone dunno this nice song. *point point finger above*
Hahahhahhha

giddy tigers,
Someone in denial kua?
Kekkekkeke

Have a wonderful weekend and hope u can keep the smile throughout the week ;)

Selba said...

My favorite one is Yesterday Once More :)

but I also love the Top of the World especially for karaoke....

Are we on the top of the world right now? hehehe

Chen said...

Selba,
Yesterday Once More is another classic song. Listening to it will bring back memories...

♪ ♫ Every Shing A Ling A Ling..
Lalalaalala ♪ ♫

oceanskies79 said...

I like Karen Carpenter's voice. It seemed moves the heart. I only started to learn about the Carpenters in my early twenties actually, and that was after her death.