"Rainy Days and Mondays" is a 1971 song by The Carpenters that went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and it was the duo's fourth #1 song on the Adult Contemporary singles chart. However, the song failed to chart in the United Kingdom until it went to #63 in a reissue there in 1993. "Rainy Days and Mondays" was certified Gold by the RIAA
The song was composed in 1971 by then fairly unknown composers Roger Nichols and Paul Williams. It was released as the first track on the album Carpenters. The B-side on the single is "Saturday".
Olivia Newton-John, one of Karen's best friends, recorded a cover version of this song on her album Indigo: Women of Song as a tribute to Karen.
Andy Williams released a version in 1971 on his album, You've Got a Friend.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100
|U.S. Billboard Easy Listening
|U.S. Cash Box Top 100
|Canadian Singles Chart
|Oricon (Japanese) Singles Chart
|UK Singles Chart (1993)
- Yesterday Once More
- From the Top
- Love Songs
- The Essential Collection
- Carpenters: Gold 35th Anniversary Edition
- ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 47.