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Rainy Days and Mondays
"Rainy Days and Mondays"
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Single by Carpenters
from the album Carpenters
ReleasedApril 23, 1971
Format7" single
LabelA&M 1260
Paul Williams; Roger Nichols
Jack Daugherty
Carpenters singles chronology
"For All We Know"
"Rainy Days and Mondays"
Carpenters track listing
Side one
  1. "Rainy Days And Mondays"
  2. "Saturday"
  3. "Let Me Be the One"
  4. "(A Place to) Hideaway"
  5. "For All We Know"
Side two
  1. "Superstar"
  2. "Druscilla Penny"
  3. "One Love"
  4. "Bacharach/David Medley"
  5. "Sometimes"

"Rainy Days and Mondays" is a 1971 song by the Carpenters, with instrumental backing by L.A. session musicians from the Wrecking Crew,[1] that went to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, It's Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move by Carole King kept it from number 1.[2] "Rainy Days and Mondays" was the duo's fourth number 1 song on the Adult Contemporary singles chart.[3] However, the song failed to chart in the United Kingdom until it went to number 63 in a reissue there in 1993. "Rainy Days and Mondays" was certified Gold by the RIAA.

The song was composed in 1971 by the then fairly unknown composers Roger Nichols and Paul Williams. It was released as the first track on the album Carpenters, popularly known as the Tan Album, and the B-side on the single is "Saturday", written and sung by Richard Carpenter.


Chart performance


  • Yesterday Once More
  • From the Top
  • Interpretations
  • Love Songs
  • The Essential Collection
  • Carpenters: Gold 35th Anniversary Edition

See also


  1. ^ Hartman, Kent (2012). The Wrecking Crew. St. Martin's Griffin. pp. 261-263. ISBN 978-1-250-03046-7.
  2. ^ https://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100/1971-06-19
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 47.
  4. ^ http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/films-videos-sound-recordings/rpm/Pages/image.aspx?Image=nlc008388.5347&URLjpg=http%3a%2f%2fwww.collectionscanada.gc.ca%2fobj%2f028020%2ff4%2fnlc008388.5347.gif&Ecopy=nlc008388.5347
  5. ^ "flavour of new zealand - search listener". Flavourofnz.co.nz. Retrieved .
  6. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?brws_s=1&file_num=nlc008388.7590&type=1&interval=24&PHPSESSID=mhe12pta2k83e08udtq66ot062
  7. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1971/Top 100 Songs of 1971". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Billboard. Books.google.co.uk. 1971-12-25. p. 15. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved .CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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