Carole King got help with the lyrics from Toni Stern, who also collaborated with King on "It's Too Late
," another song from King's landmark 1971 album Tapestry
"Where You Lead" wasn't released as a single, but as part of Tapestry
it got a lot of plays. Tapestry
was the #1 album in the US for 15 consecutive weeks, the longest run any female solo artist ever had at the top of the albums chart, and it was on the Billboard 200 albums chart for over 300 weeks. The album is certified Diamond by the RIAA for over 10 million sold.