"Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?" is a song written by John Sebastian and first released by his band The Lovin' Spoonful on their 1965 debut album Do You Believe in Magic. It was the second single released from the album and the most successful, reaching #2 on the American Billboard charts on the week of June 11, 1966 (#1 being Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones) and #3 in the UK in July of 1966.
The song has continued to be popular and has been included in many compilations of music of the period. In 1996, Denny's restaurants used the song for the Breakaway Values program.
The Christian parody band ApologetiX included a parody, "Did You Ever Ask Where Cain Got His Wife?" on their 2010 album Soundprooof.
- ^ MUSIC VIEWPOINT;RESTART ME UP;IN TODAY'S MUSIC FOR ADVERTISING, EVEYTHING OLD IS NEW, AND EVERYTHING NEW IS OLD. WHAT'S GOIN' ON? - by Rick Lyon (1996)