|Written by||Carole King|
"You've Got a Friend" was recorded on two albums in 1971, first by singer-songwriter Carole King on her Tapestry album, and again by James Taylor on Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon. Both performers won Grammy Awards for the song, King for Song of the Year, and Taylor for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male.
Vincent Price and a number of ghouls and ghosties perform "You've Got a Friend" as the closing number on episode 119 of The Muppet Show. The Muppets in the chorus include Uncle Deadly, Blue Frackle, Green Frackle, Droop, Miss Kitty, Scoff, the green Scoff-like Frackle, Purple Heap, Green Heap, and the Ghosts, among others.
Kermit the Frog sang a duet of the song with Terry Fator (ventriloquist/impressionist/singer) in the 2007 season finale of America's Got Talent. They were joined by a chorus of Muppet chickens towards the end of the number.