Yesterday Once More

Album: Now and Then (1973)
Charted: 2 2
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  • When I was young I'd listen to the radio
    Waitin' for my favorite songs
    When they played I'd sing along, it made me smile

    Those were such happy times and not so long ago
    How I wondered where they'd gone
    But they're back again just like a long lost friend
    All the songs I loved so well

    Every sha-la-la-la
    Every wo-o-wo-o, still shines
    Every shing-a-ling-a-ling, that they're startin' to sing's, so fine

    When they get to the part
    Where he's breakin' her heart
    It can really make me cry, just like before
    It's yesterday once more

    Lookin' back on how it was in years gone by
    And the good times that I had
    Makes today seem rather sad, so much has changed.

    It was songs of love that I would sing to then
    And I'd memorize each word
    Those old melodies still sound so good to me
    As they melt the years away

    Every sha-la-la-la
    Every wo-o-wo-o, still shines
    Every shing-a-ling-a-ling, that they're startin' to sing's so fine

    All my best memories come back clearly to me
    Some can even make me cry, just like before
    It's yesterday once more

    Every sha-la-la-la
    Every wo-o-wo-o, still shines
    Every shing-a-ling-a-ling, that they're startin' to sing's so fine

    Every sha-la-la-la
    Every wo-o-wo-o, still shines
    Every shing-a-ling-a-ling, that they're startin' to sing's so fine Writer/s: John Bettis, Richard Lynn Carpenter
    Publisher: Tratore, Universal Music Publishing Group, Vietnam Center for Protection of Music Copyright (VCPMC), Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Msn from United KingdomYes they are, this tune reminds me of a family holiday I was ill with food poisoning, this tune was on the radio at the time, it helped me recover.
  • Shabname from Pakistan Most beautiful song lyrics are very meaningful
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1973 {July 22nd} "Yesterday Once More" by the Carpenters peaked at #2 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, and it spent fourteen weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, and also #1 on the Canadian RPM Singles chart and the Canadian Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    The week "Yesterday Once More" was at #2 on the Hot Top 100 chart, the #1 record for that week was "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce...
    Between 1970 and 1982 the duo had twenty-eight records on the Hot Top 100 chart, twelve made the Top 10 with three* reaching #1, "Close to You" for 4 weeks in 1970, "Top of the World" for 2 weeks in 1973, and "Please Mr. Postman" for 1 week in 1975...
    Richard Lynn Carpenter will celebrate his 73rd birthday this coming October 15th, 2019 and may Karen Ann Carpenter {1950 - 1983} R.I.P.
    *They just missed having five more #1 records when "We've Only Just Begun", "Rainy Day and Mondays", "Superstar", "Hurting Each Other", and the above "Yesterday Once More", all peaked at #2 on the Hot Top 100 chart...
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1981 {May 9th} The Spinners performed their covered version of "Yesterday Once More"/"Nothing Remains The Same" medley on the nationally syndicated television program, 'Soul Train'...
    Five weeks earlier the song peaked at position #32 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart...
    Between 1961 and 1995 the Detroit quintet had forty records on the Hot Soul Singles chart, nineteen made the Top 10 with six* reaching #1...
    Their six #1 records were "I'll Be Around" {for 5 weeks in 1972}, "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" {for 1 week in 1973}, "One of a Kind (Love Affair)" {for 4 weeks in 1973}, "Mighty Love (Part 1)" {for 2 weeks in 1974}, "Games People Play" {for 1 week in 1975} and "The Rubberband Man" {for 1 week in 1976}...
    * They just missed having a seventh #1 record when their "Then Came You", with Dionne Warwick, peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks} in 1974, and for the two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe" by Barry White...
    May Don Cornelius {1936 - 2012} R.I.P.
  • Howard from St. Louis Park, Mn A great song about nostalgia. The song was used as the theme song to a short lived Saturday night 70s music show on a defunct Twin Cities radio station.
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenI think the "Now and Then" album was the last one to feature Karen on the drums.
  • Kent from Greensburg, PaSuch a wonderful song with a wonderful voice. So sad how Karen had died and hid so much pain with such marvelous singing.
  • Thyrocyte from Bangkok, ThailandOldies but Goodies.
    The song always brings my memory back to my childhood and happiness in the past. It even refreshes me with the feeling of youthfulness. It always makes me smile.
  • Siansonea from Denver, CoSuch a beautiful song. It's funny that it's a song about nostalgia, that is itself now nostalgic.
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