Recently, on this humble Yorkshire blog, I featured "Up On the Roof" performed by The Drifters. It was written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin in I think 1961. The Drifters' version came out in 1962.
For whatever reason, special songs like that one attract different recording artists. My fellow Yorkshireman, Tasker Dunham mentioned in comments that his preferred version is by Laura Nyro. She recorded it in 1970 but I must admit that I had never listened to it before. Here it is: