Monday, Monday

MONDAY, MONDAY: it’s MUSIC!

Monday, Monday.. It’s Monday and who else to celebrate with but The Mamas and The Papas?

Monday, Monday was released in 1966. Yes, the sixties, and let’s call them the “roaring” sixties. One of the first things that come to mind when thinking about the sixties is The Mamas and The Papas, they are the incarnation of the sixties, their music, their clothes, their look..  If sixties were to be a proper adjective and we said “it’s so sixties”, then The Mamas and the Papas fully fit into this description.

Monday, Monday was written by John Phillips and became part of The Mamas and The Papas 1966 album If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears. Interesting fact that not many know, is that this song was The Mamas and The Papas ONLY number one hit on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song remained number one throughout the May 7, May 14 and May 21 1966 Billboard Magazine rankings. Just to put the grandiosity into context, in the same year other hits which made the number one hit ranking were “The Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel, “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys, “I’m a Believer” by the Monkees, The Beatles with “We Can Work It Out” and “Paperback Writer”, and Frank Sinatra with “Strangers in the Night” and Johnny Rivers.. and the amazing list goes on.

All, all, all, all the lists of all, all, all the number one hits and Billboard rankings from 1940 to today can be found on Wikipedia. Wikipedia IS amazing! The link can be found by clicking here. I’d really suggest a look to the rankings, it’s a great way to listen to past golden pieces, refresh the memories or perhaps find artists you didn’t know about before!

and it’s Monday, Monday..

Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday morning, Monday morning couldn’t guarantee
That Monday evening you would still be here with me.

Monday Monday, can’t trust that day,
Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be
Oh Monday Monday, how yould cou leave and not take me.

Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin’ all of the time

Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday morning, Monday morning couldn’t guarantee
That Monday evening you would still be here with me.

Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin’ all of the time

Monday Monday, …

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