A Beautiful Morning

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"A Beautiful Morning"
A Beautiful Morning - Rascals.gif
Single by The Rascals
B-side"Rainy Day"
ReleasedMarch 1968
Format7" single
Songwriter(s)Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati
Producer(s)The Rascals
The Rascals singles chronology
"It's Wonderful"
"A Beautiful Morning"
"People Got to Be Free"

"A Beautiful Morning" is a song written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and recorded by the Rascals. Coming out in early 1968, it was the group's first single released under that name rather than the Young Rascals. The song continued the theme of carefree optimism that had distinguished the previous year's "Groovin'". The song was a big hit in the United States, reaching number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and also reaching number 36 on the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart.[1] It was RIAA-certified as a Million Seller on June 28, 1968. The first album on which the song appeared was Time Peace: The Rascals' Greatest Hits.

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Other versions[edit]

Renée Geyer covered the song on her album Dedicated (2007).

In other media[edit]

The song is featured in a Scrubs episode, at the start of a season 6 episode with Zach Braff who plays J.D. dancing to it. It was also featured at the end of a second season episode of The Greatest American Hero in which Ralph had to disarm a nuclear missile. It was also featured in the movie Kingpin immediately following the scene that shows how Roy got his rubber hand. The song was featured during the 1969 college graduation scene in The First Wives Club. The song was also used in the 1993 movie A Bronx Tale opening the racetrack scene, as well as on Arrow at the end of the eighteenth episode of the fifth season, titled "Disbanded."[7]


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 482.
  2. ^ http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/films-videos-sound-recordings/rpm/Pages/image.aspx?Image=nlc008388.5786&URLjpg=http%3a%2f%2fwww.collectionscanada.gc.ca%2fobj%2f028020%2ff4%2fnlc008388.5786.gif&Ecopy=nlc008388.5786
  3. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–2002
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  5. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1968/Top 100 Songs of 1968". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  6. ^ Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 28, 1968
  7. ^ "Arrow recap: 'Disbanded'". Entertainment Weekly. March 29, 2017. Retrieved May 5, 2017.

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