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9 Songs You Didn't Know Carole King Wrote
Carole King and Gerry Goffin's inspiration for this song was a street called Pleasant Valley Way in New Jersey, where they were living at the time. They found the people in the area keen to 'keep up with the Joneses' and they wrote about this in the song. Hopefully the neighbours didn't take offence!