''Top of the World'' is the name of an album released by country singer Lynn Anderson in 1973.
This was a very successful album for Lynn Anderson. It reached No. 7 on the "Top Country Albums" chart and No. 179 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album was named for her big 1973 hit, "Top of the World". Anderson had heard "Top Of the World" when it was released on an album by the The Carpenters in 1972 and chose to record it herself. Richard Carpenter has stated of the cover, "Karen and I were still debating whether or not to release our version as a single when Lynn Anderson released her own cover of the song. It is was a carbon copy and sealed our choice to release the song ourselves." Anderson's version was a No. 2 country hit and a No. 74 pop hit. It has often been speculated that "Top of the World" would have been as big a pop hit for Lynn Anderson as her signature tune, "Rose Garden", had the Carpenters not released their pop version. The album and single were certified "Gold" by the RIAA in 1973. This was one of 17 Gold albums for Lynn Anderson.
This album produced a second single, "Sing About Love", which reached No. 3 on the U.S. country charts. Other covers on the album include: Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly With His Song", Anne Murray's "Danny's Song", and even Vicki Lawrence's "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia". "Fickle Fortune" is a song written by Anderson's mother Liz Anderson, an award-winning songwriter.