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Trivia Q & A # 16 2013

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Q.  Who sang “Monday Monday”?

A.  Mamas and The Papas

Monday, Monday” is a 1966 song written by John Phillips and recorded by The Mamas & the Papas for their 1966 album If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears. It was the group’s only number one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

This song includes a false ending, when there is a pause before the coda of the song, and goes up a half note for the bridges and refrains of the song. It was the second consecutive number one hit song in the U.S. to contain a false ending, succeeding Good Lovin’ by the Young Rascals.

On March 2, 1967, The Mamas & the Papas won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for this song.


Petula Clark on her album I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love (1966)

Neil Diamond on The Feel of Neil Diamond (1966)

Jay and the Americans on their album Livin Above Your Head (1966)

Sérgio Mendes on his instrumental album The Great Arrival (1966)

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass on their album The Beat of the Brass (1968)

The Cowsills on The Johnny Cash Show

The 5th Dimension on their album, The 5th Dimension/Live!! (1971)

Marianne Faithfull on Faithfull Forever… (1966)

Wilson Phillips on their album, California (2004) and an a cappella single version the same year

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs on their album, Under the Covers, Vol. 1 (2006)


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