Monday, Monday

The Mamas & the Papas

About Monday, Monday

"Monday, Monday" is a 1966 song written by John Phillips and recorded by the Mamas & the Papas using background instruments played by members of The Wrecking Crew for their 1966 album If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears. It was the group's only #1 hit on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100. Phillips said that he wrote the song quickly, in about 20 minutes. The song includes a false ending, with a pause before the coda of the song, modulating up a half note for the bridges and refrains of the song. On March 2, 1967, the song won for The Mamas & the Papas a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. The song was performed at the Monterey Pop Festival (California) in 1967. The performance was filmed for the movie of the festival, but not included in the final print. The song appears on the soundtrack of Michael Apted's film Stardust. 


Year:
2001
3:25
10,252 
#5

 Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons!

Bah da bah da da da
Bah da bah da da da
Bah da bah da da da

Monday, Monday, so good to me
Monday mornin', it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday mornin', Monday mornin' couldn't guarantee
That Monday evenin' 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 mornin' you gave me no warnin' of what was to be
Oh Monday, Monday, how could you 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
A you can find me cryin' all of the time

Monday, Monday, so good to me
Monday mornin', it was all I hoped it would be
But Monday mornin', Monday mornin' couldn't guarantee
That Monday evenin' 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
A you can find me cryin' all of the time

Monday, Monday, can't trust that day
Monday, Monday, it just turns out that way
Oh Monday, Monday, won't go away
Monday, Monday, it's here to stay
Oh Monday, Monday
Oh Monday, Monday

 The easy, fast & fun way to learn how to sing: 30DaySinger.com


The Mamas & the Papas

The Mamas & the Papas (credited as The Mama's and the Papa's on the debut album cover and sometimes shortened to Mamas & Papas) were an American/Canadian vocal group (Denny Doherty was from Canada) who came to prominence in the 1960s. The group recorded and performed from 1965 to 1968 with a short reunion in 1971, releasing six albums and 11 Top 40 hit singles. They have sold nearly 40 million records worldwide. more »

5 fans

Written by: John Edmund Andrew Phillips

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind


15 facts about this song

Award Winning
"Monday, Monday" won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with a Vocal in 1966.
Album Appearance
The song was also included in their 1966 album titled "If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears."
Billboard Ranking
It topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US, on May 7, 1966. It spent three weeks at No. 1.
Worldwide Success
Apart from the success in the US, the song also reached No. 3 in the United Kingdom.
Popularity
"Monday, Monday" is considered one of the band's signature songs besides "California Dreamin'".
Songwriting
The song was written by John Phillips, who was a member of the band.
Trivia
Despite its popularity, "Monday, Monday" was reportedly the only song that group member Mama Cass Elliot didn't like.
Legacy
Since its release, the song has been covered by many artists and used in several movies and television shows over the years.
Initial Reception
Weirdly enough, after the song was recorded, the group isn't reported to have been too fond of it, citing it as sounding too pop-oriented.
First Performance
"Monday, Monday" was first performed live by The Mamas and The Papas on The Ed Sullivan Show, April 3, 1966.
Continual Popularity
It was certified as a Gold record by the RIAA for sales of over a million copies in the US.
Impact
The song's release and success helped solidify The Mamas & the Papas as one of the leading American bands in the "folk rock" movement during the 1960s.
Song Theme
The somber lyrics of "Monday, Monday" describe the lonesome feeling that many people typically associate with Mondays, a sentiment that resonates with listeners even today.
Inspirational Story
"Monday, Monday" inspires musicians with its story, reminding them that even a song, disliked by its creators, can become a massive hit.
Cultural Significance
This song contributed significantly to 1960s pop culture, with its catchy, emotive melody and stirring vocal harmonies.

Discuss the Monday, Monday Lyrics with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Monday, Monday Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 18 Apr. 2024. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/4871701/The+Mamas+%26+the+Papas/Monday%2C+Monday>.

    Missing lyrics by The Mamas & the Papas?

    Know any other songs by The Mamas & the Papas? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Watch the song video

    Monday, Monday

    38.7M
    149.9K     5,878

    Top Hot 100 Songs 1966

    Billboard #1


    more tracks from the album

    Mega 60's

    Browse Lyrics.com

    Quiz

    Are you a music master?

    »
    From Broken Bells debut single The High Road: "It's too late to change your mind you let ______ be your guide."
    A Laws
    B Lozenge
    C Lawns
    D Loss

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Don't miss The Mamas & the Papas's

    Upcoming Events

    »
    The Mamas & the Papas tracks

    On Radio Right Now

    Loading...

    Powered by OnRad.io


    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!