Lazy Day (Spanky and Our Gang song)

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"Lazy Day"
Lazy Day - Spanky & Our Gang.jpg
Single by Spanky and Our Gang
from the album Spanky and Our Gang
B-side "(It Ain't Necessarily) Byrd Avenue"
Released October 1967 (1967)
Genre Psychedelic pop
Length 3:10
Label Mercury
Songwriter(s) George Fischoff, Tony Powers
Producer(s) Jerry Ross
Spanky and Our Gang singles chronology
"Making Every Minute Count"
(1967)
"Lazy Day"
(1967)
"Sunday Mornin'"
(1968)
"Making Every Minute Count"
(1967)
"Lazy Day"
(1967)
"Sunday Mornin'"
(1968)

"Lazy Day" is a popular song by the 1960s band Spanky and Our Gang that peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after its 1967 release[1] and number 1 in the Canadian RPM Magazine charts. It appeared on their album Spanky and Our Gang.

The song stayed in the Top 40 four weeks longer than their other hit song, "Sunday Will Never Be the Same", which peaked higher on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[2] "Lazy Day" was featured on The Ed Sullivan Show[3] and sold over one million copies.

Critical reception[edit]

Written by George Fischoff and Tony Powers, the song received generally positive reviews and is fondly remembered. According to AllMusic, "Lazy Day" "...is a giddy joy no matter what."[4] Despite calling the lyrics frothy, The Milwaukee Journal writer Dick Young called the melody magnetic.[5]

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard charting
  2. ^ SongFacts.com
  3. ^ IMDB
  4. ^ AllMusic.com review
  5. ^ Young, Dick (October 22, 1967). "Tops With Teens". The Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved March 20, 2011. 
  6. ^ Lesley Gore, "98.6/Lazy Day" Single Release Retrieved December 28, 2013
  7. ^ Video on YouTube

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