Favorite BIG #1 HITS Through the Years: 1966 Pop

@FourWalls (16203)
United States
February 26, 2018 4:23pm CST
What a lovely day! Clear blue sky, the brown grass is beginning to lose to the green grass, and the moon is in the sky along with the sun. After a week of flooding rains, it's a serene scene indeed. Time to celebrate with another song that hit #1 in a year in the first 25 years of my life. Here's the 1966 entry. 1966 (Pop): Monday, Monday - Mamas & Papas Man, was this a hard year to pick from. Chart-topping songs in 1966 included "The Sounds of Silence" and "When a Man Loves a Woman." I went with this one. And no, not because today, as I type this, is Monday. I don't have that kind of foresight. No, I picked it because I love it. Yes, it's played to death on oldies and rock stations (and for those who are tormented by such things, let me be the first to let you know that the Mamas and Papas really did record other songs!), but man, is it a great song. The song blends a little rock and a little folk into a sound that would come to explode on the American music scene and give those moptops a run for their money. One of the memorable songs by one of the memorable acts of the 60s. Monday, Monday Written by John Phillips Recorded by the Mamas & Papas From If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears, 1966 #1 for three weeks Can't trust that day:
The Mamas & The Papas - Monday Monday
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@kobesbuddy (59183)
• East Tawas, Michigan
26 Feb
This is one of my all time favorite songs:)
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@JohnRoberts (66862)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Feb
I must have taken a wrong turn on Creeque Alley and missed this one.
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@FourWalls (16203)
• United States
26 Feb
That's okay, everybody's gettin' fat except Mama Cass.
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@ramapo17 (26034)
• Melbourne, Florida
26 Mar
@FourWalls Hahaha....
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@amadeo (78087)
• United States
26 Feb
@lovinganglesinstead had this song on his post.Great song
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@FourWalls (16203)
• United States
26 Feb
I saw that. What a coincidence!
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@amadeo (78087)
• United States
26 Feb
@FourWalls yes.What other song do they have for Monday,Monday. It got a Monday kind of love lalalalalallalalalinstead of sunday
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@JolietJake (51067)
• United States
26 Feb
Moonday moonday...
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@FourWalls (16203)
• United States
26 Feb
That's so Duran Duran (New Moon on Moonday)....
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@dgobucks226 (14710)
27 Feb
Excellent song choice! One of my favorites along with California Dreamin.' There vocal harmonies as with the Beach Boys were a centerpiece to a beautiful pop sound.
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@teamfreak16 (42457)
• Denver, Colorado
7 Mar
Yeah, that "California Dreamin'" song was okay, too. Decent group.
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@ramapo17 (26034)
• Melbourne, Florida
26 Mar
I loved the Mamas and the Papas. They were an awesome group. So many of the old groups seemed so much better than the later ones.
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