The Hit Song That Was Originally Written For A Bank Commercial (VIDEO)

November 18, 2014 2:40 PM

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Paul Williams is a legendary songwriter. He's won three Grammy Awards (plus an Oscar and a Golden Globe), worked with everyone from Barbra Streisand to Kermit the Frog, and, more recently, collaborated with electronic powerhouse Daft Punk. But, as he tells Oprah on "Super Soul Sunday," not all of his musical hits seemed destined for such success.

One of those songs was "We've Only Just Begun," made famous in 1970 by The Carpenters. But before the chart-topping brother-sister duo sang the sweet single, Williams had written the lyrics for a very different purpose: a commercial for a San Francisco bank.

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