Song of the Day: Carpenters, “Rainy Days And Mondays”

Happy 82nd birthday to singer, composer, and actor Paul Williams. Paul and Roger Nichols were a relatively unknown songwriting team when they wrote “Rainy Days And Mondays” for Karen and Richard Carpenter, who recorded it for their third studio album, 1971’s Carpenters (also called “the tan album”). As a single, the song reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart in both the US and Canada, but was kept from the top spot on the Hot 100 by Carole King’s “It’s Too Late”/”I Feel The Earth Move”. It was certified Gold by the RIAA.

8 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Carpenters, “Rainy Days And Mondays”

  1. Hi John – the rain stayed away yesterday I’m pleased to see … as we had an odd one over here, but historically very worth while. I do enjoy hearing the Carpenters – cheers Hilary

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