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1 Close To You   1943  
  Frank Sinatra  

2 Close To You   Dec 1958  
  Muddy Waters  
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3 They Long To Be Close To You   1964  
  Dionne Warwick  
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4 (They Long To Be) Close To You 1   Jul 1970  
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5 (They Long To Be) Close To You   Sep 1972  
  Jerry Butler Featuring Brenda Lee Eager  

6 Close To You   Nov 1974  
  The Clams  

7 Close To You   Feb 1976  
  B.T. Express  
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8 Close To You   Feb 1977  
  Tyrone Davis  
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9 (They Long To Be) Close To You   Mar 1987  
  Gwen Guthrie  
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10 Close To You 1   Sep 1990  
  Maxi Priest  
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11 Close To You   Nov 1994  
  The Cranberries  
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12 Close To You   Mar 1995  
  The Brand New Heavies  
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13 Close To You 21   May 1995  
  Fun Factory  

14 Close To You   Sep 1995  

15 Close To You   Nov 2009  
  BeBe & CeCe Winans  
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16 Close To You   Jul 2014  
  Evie Archer  

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Close To You was the title for many popular songs, including two different number one hits. First, (They Long To Be) Close To You, was a 1970 number one song for Carpenters. The writers were Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Previously, it had been an album track by Dionne Warwick. The song was later covered by many others, including a comedy version by The Clams with Lou Christie singing. In 1990, Maxi Priest reached number one with a different song.

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