Who sang this hit: The Carpenters or Captain & Tennille?

Which super '70s duo recorded these Top 40 tunes?


They were two of the biggest pop duos of the Seventies — especially if you listened to a lot of soft-rock radio.

The Carpenters and Captain & Tennille ruled the airwaves with songs about dancing and touching and rain. They ruled television, too, with their variety shows and specials.

Think you can tell them apart? All of these songs (but one) broke into the Top 40 of the Billboard pop charts. Who sang what?

  1. "Do That to Me One More Time"
  2. "Muskrat Love"
  3. "(They Long to Be) Close to You"
  4. "Touch Me When We're Dancing"
  5. "Can't Stop Dancin'"
  6. "The Way I Want to Touch You"
  7. "Rainy Days and Mondays"
  8. "Come in from the Rain"
  9. "We've Only Just Begun"
  10. "Top of the World"
  11. "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (The Recognized Anthem of World Contact Day)"
  12. "Love Will Keep Us Together"
  13. "There's a Kind of Hush"
  14. "Lonely Nights (Angel Face)"

Who sang this hit: The Carpenters or Captain & Tennille?

Your Result...

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Rita6868 24 months ago
14 out of 14.Huge fan of both.Owned all records by both.I loved Toni's strong voice but nobody compares to Karen's tone and the emotion in her voice. John Bettis( Carpenters lyricist) said "Karen closed her eyes and went to a place inside all of us". I had a crush on The Captain and Richard.
Caretaker245 35 months ago
14/14... I did this one a bit different. Not as familiar with C&T so I went through and marked all the ones I knew for sure were the Carpenters and then went back and chose C&T for what was left... yes, I'm weird LOL
Dario 35 months ago
11 out of 14. Missed three songs that I've never heard before. 😁😁😁😁😁
DerekBird 35 months ago
You got 10 out of 14
"Can't Stop Dancin'" indeed! Hopefully, you loved this quiz like a muskrat.

Pretty damned good I'd say for someone that is not a fan of boring music like this and who calls himself THEHEAVYMETALMANIAC.
biscuits18521 47 months ago
Finally aced one of these tests - 14/14. (I didn't do so well on the 70s and 80s song hits quizzes - both to my disappointment.)
frenchman71 47 months ago
There was only one song by C & T I liked. "The Way I Want to Touch You". Everything else and I would change the radio station.
frenchman71 47 months ago
Too easy. But I consider myself a 70s expert.
Randall 47 months ago
I consider myself a major fan of both acts I'm very sure come in from the rain was a Melissa Manchester hit record If the CARPENTERS had had that as a hit I would remember hearing that
frenchman71 Randall 47 months ago
No it was Cap. & Tennille. The oldies station don't ever play it.
boogerdogger 47 months ago
Now that girl (Toni Tennille) has a REALLY BIG MOUTH!!
TCKirkham 47 months ago
You got 14 out of 14
"Can't Stop Dancin'" indeed! Hopefully, you loved this quiz like a muskrat.

What can I say -I own everything both of them released...heh heh
Lacey 51 months ago
11/14 Ouch, I really thought I would do better as I was a fan of BOTH duos.
Yvette 52 months ago
Also did you know Toni Tennille used to sing back up for Elton John on some of his songs? Don’t know if the Captain was part of that or not.
frenchman71 Yvette 47 months ago
The Capt. was known more for his keyboard work. They both also backed up the Beach Boys on some of their later stuff in the studio.
Yvette 52 months ago
12/14 - I remembered more than I thought lol
Lillyrose 52 months ago
14 out of 14. I haven't heard very much of Captain and Tennille's music, but I love The Carpenters!
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