Lazy Day (Spanky and Our Gang song)
|Single by Spanky and Our Gang|
|from the album Spanky and Our Gang|
|B-side||"(It Ain't Necessarily) Byrd Avenue"|
|Songwriter(s)||George Fischoff, Tony Powers|
|Spanky and Our Gang singles chronology|
"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 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. "Lazy Day" was featured on The Ed Sullivan Show and sold over one million copies.
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." Despite calling the lyrics frothy, The Milwaukee Journal writer Dick Young called the melody magnetic.
- Lesley Gore released a version in May 1969 as a medley with "98.6".
- The song's opening was sampled in Masta Ace's 2001 single "Take A Walk".