Lynn Anderson - Top Of The World Country music singer Lynn Anderson covered the song in 1973 for her studio album Top of the World, released on Columbia Records. It was the first single released from her album and her version of the song became the first hit. Anderson's cover reached No. 2 on the U.S. country singles chart and No. 74 on Billboard Hot 100 in mid-1973. The success of Anderson's version prompted the Carpenters to release a new version as a single, where it topped the U.S. pop singles chart for two weeks in December 1973.