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Anticipation by Carly Simon

Album: AnticipationReleased: 1971Charted:
  • In an interview with National Public Radio (NPR), Carly said she wrote this song about Cat Stevens while she was waiting for him to pick her up for their first date. >>
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    Darrell - Dallas, TX
  • This song was made famous by a series of Heinz ketchup commercials in the late '70s, including one starring a young Corey Feldman. Heinz ketchup is thick and pours very slowly. In the commercials, a person would be shown waiting for the ketchup to come out of the bottle as the chorus of "Anticipation" played in the background. For this reason, many people think of this song as "The Ketchup Song." >>
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    Andy - Arlington, VA
  • Simon earned a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, but she lost to Helen Reddy for "I Am Woman."
  • Simon recorded an acoustic version with her son, Ben Taylor, for her 2009 album, Never Been Gone.
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Comments: 5

I didn't fully realize it when this song came out in 1971 but those really were the good old days.Randy - Houghton Lake, Mi
I agree with you Guy.Martin - Fresno, Ca
a truly great song- Carly had a great voice- and was quite a babe back in the day.....Doug - Kansas City, Mo
I hear this song and it takes me back to the 70's when I was roller skating in Champs Roller ring.Joe - Radcliff, Ky
Wonderful song! One of my favorites from a very intelligent and insightful songwriter.Guy - Woodinville, Wa
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