"If I Had You" is a song recorded by the late Karen Carpenter during her solo sessions in New York with producer Phil Ramone for her subsequently shelved debut solo album. However in 1989 If I Had You was released as a Karen Carpenter-solo single (featuring Richard Carpenter's remix ending), along with The Uninvited Guest (an outtake from the Carpenters album Made In America), also credited as a Karen Carpenter-solo, as its B-side (in Japan the B-side was "Lovelines", another track from Karen's solo album, also the title track from the 1989 Carpenters Lovelines album)). The single was the first single for the Carpenters album Lovelines. As of 2016, this is also the last Carpenters single released to American radio. The single version has also appeared on numerous Carpenters compilations since its release. The single reached #18 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Chart.
The original version, featuring the fade-out ending has only appeared on Karen Carpenter's 1996 solo album.