You Oughta Know: Carole King
It’s been awhile since we’ve broken out this feature, but for those of you who don’t recall “You Oughta Know,” the purpose is to remind people of songwriters whose names are relatively well known, even if the sheer volume of classic songs they’ve composed may not be. Our purpose, of course, is to remind you of just how talented they are, and this time around we’re shining the spotlight on Carole King.
What songs has King had a hand in penning? Well, as it happens, we’ve put together a playlist filled with them, but here’s a sampling of some of the classics she’s had a hand in composing…
- “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (The Shirelles)
- “Chains” (The Beatles)
- “The Locomotion” (Little Eva)
- “Take Good Care of My Baby” (Bobby Vee)
- “Up on the Roof” (The Drifters)
- “Crying in the Rain” (The Everly Brothers)
- “One Fine Day” (The Chiffons)
- “Pleasant Valley Sunday” (The Monkees)
- “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” (Aretha Franklin)
- “You’ve Got a Friend” (James Taylor)
Classics all, right? You’d better believe it. And Carole King’s name is in the credits for each and every one of ‘em.
You’ll find the playlist below. Give it a spin and either familiarize yourself or remind yourself just how many great songs Carole King has given us.