Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #88: ‘Rainy Days And Mondays’- Carpenters. May 15, 1971.
- Single: ‘Rainy Days And Mondays’- Carpenters
- Record Company- A&M
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols
- Time: 3:36
- Album: Carpenters
- Grade: A+
- Peaked at #2 12 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
The Carpenters are one of those groups/artists that as a teenager I certainly wasn’t into. My mother had their first greatest hits album and played it now and then. In the days before I really got into music- it sounded ok to me but when I got heavily into music while they weren’t someone I would make fun of- it didn’t seem cool in 1977 to like them. I’ve seen this trait in a lot of young people. As I became an adult though while I can’t say I’ve ever been a Carpenters-head – I’ve grown to appreciate their music and the singing of Karen Carpenter.
This was the fourth Top 40 hit of their career and they were on a roll- after a #1 with ‘Close To You’ in 1970 this was the third single in a row to peak at #2- ‘Superstar’ the next single would also peak at #2. This is one of my favorites of theirs- I don’t like Mondays.