James Taylor

Multiple Grammy-award winner James Taylor has had a very successful musical career, which dates back to the mid-1960s.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for James Taylor's You've Got a Friend at Lyrics.org.

Born in March 1948 in the City of Boston, the US singer and guitarist released his first record, a self-named project, in 1968.

He tasted his first major success in the music scene through his 1970 hit single “Fire and Rain”. This song was released from his sophomore studio album “Sweet Baby James”, which dropped in 1970.

Between 1968 and 2020 Taylor had released a total of twenty albums. And this includes his fourteenth studio album “Hourglass”, which was named “Best Pop Album” at the 1998 Grammy Awards.

What Style is James Taylor?

This US singer has established himself in the following styles of music:

  • Folk rock
  • Soft rock
  • Folk pop

Notable Songs

In addition to his above-mentioned breakthrough single, Taylor’s other well known songs include the ones listed below:

 “Sweet Baby James”

“You’ve Got A Friend”

“Suite For 20G”

“Jellyman Kelly”

“Carolina In My Mind”

“Valentine’s Day”


Taylor received his first Grammy Award in 1972. This award, which he won for his track “You’ve Got a Friend”, was in the “Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male” award category. In 1977 and 2001, he was honored in the same category, for his songs “Handy Man” and “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight”, respectively.

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