Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

10 Songs You Might Not Know Carole King Wrote

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From Mariah Carey to the Beatles, Kylie Minogue and James Taylor

“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” Aretha Franklin (1967)

OK you probably knew about this one.

“If It’s Over” Mariah Carey (1991)

Co-written by King and Carey during an in-person day-long collaboration.

“Chains” The Cookies (1962), The Beatles (1963)

No offense to The Cookies but we chose to post the Beatles version.

“The Loco-Motion” Little Eva (1962), Grand Funk Railroad (1974), Kylie Minogue (1988)

Which version is best? Hard to say, so we went with the original.

“I’m Into Something Good” Herman’s Hermits (1964)

“Up on the Roof” The Drifters (1962)

“One Fine Day” The Chiffons (1963)

“Pleasant Valley Sunday” The Monkees (1967)

“Will You Love Me Tomorrow” The Shirelles (1960)

“You’ve Got a Friend” James Taylor (1971)

Find out which of these hits are in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical when it visits the Winspear Opera House June 18 – 23.

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