Australian singles charts:
We’ve Only Just Begun entered the Kent charts on 9 November 1970 and peaked at #6. The song was #60 on the Top 100 of 1971.
The song was on Close to You which entered the Kent album charts on 30 November 1970 and peaked at #16.
The song debuted within a wedding-themed television commercial. Richard Carpenter and the song’s lyricist Paul Williams (who sung it on the commercial) were both under contract to A&M Records. Carpenter asked Williams if a full-length version was available. Although the TV commercial had only two verses and no bridge, Williams stated that there was a bridge and an additional verse, forming a complete song, which they then delivered.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We’ve_Only_Just_Begun
Williams went on to write several more hits for The Carpenters, as well as songs for Barbra Streisand, Carole King and Three Dog Night. He also worked on many films as both a songwriter and an actor, composing the classics Evergreen from A Star Is Born and Rainbow Connection for The Muppet Movie.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/carpenters/weve-only-just-begun
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