Jim Dalling’s Pop Psychology Week #2

This next song I’ve always found to be delightful. I love the band, love the singing and love the message. During the week of November 6, 1973, the number 10 song on Billboard’s Top 40 was Top of the World by The Carpenters.

Now, notions of romantic love as portrayed in popular music can be misleading, even damaging at times. And, from working as a counselor for couples in Halifax, I’ve learned just how beneficial secure, loving relationships can be.

 

My ability to let love in, to feel cared for, and trust that this is true and good has taken time to develop. When I do? Hell, I feel on top of the world.

On Top of the World by The Carpenters

Such a feelin’s comin’ over me 
There is wonder in ‘most ev’ry thing I see
Not a cloud in the sky, got the sun in my eyes
And I won’t be surprised if it’s a dream

Everything I want the world to be
Is now comin’ true especially for me
And the reason is clear, it’s because you are here
You’re the nearest thing to heaven that I’ve seen

I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I’ve found ever since you’ve been around
Your love’s put me at the top of the world

Somethin’ in the wind has learned my name
And it’s tellin’ me that things are not the same
In the leaves on the trees and the touch of the breeze
There’s a pleasin’ sense of happiness for me

There is only one wish on my mind
When this day is through I hope that I will find
That tomorrow will be just the same for you and me
All I need will be mine if you are here

I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I’ve found ever since you’ve been around
Your love’s put me at the top of the world

I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I’ve found ever since you’ve been around
Your love’s put me at the top of the world

Now, outside of the top 40 was The Joker by Steve Miller Band.

This song is here for two reasons: 1 I love it so much and 2 I’m a clown. How could I not post it.

Enjoy:

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