Dec 01, 2012
By AM740 Staff
The Carpenters went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Top of the World’. John Bettis, who co-wrote the song with Richard Carpenter, was inspired by traveling between gigs on The Carpenter’s Lear Jets (Carpenter 1 and Carpenter 2).
Bettis considered the song to be “the best rhyme scheme [he] ever executed with the Carpenters.”