Spanky and Our Gang is the debut album by Spanky and Our Gang, released on August 1, 1967. The album was released by Mercury Records and included three songs that were released as singles. These were Sunday Will Never Be the Same, their biggest hit, which reached number Number 9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in the summer of 1967, Making Every Minute Count, which reached Number 31, and Lazy Day, reaching Number 14.
Sunday Will Never Be The Same and Lazy Day both sold over one million copies. Sunday Will Never Be the Same was written by Terry Cashman and Gene Pistilli. In an interview, Cashman said that the song was originally written as a ballad, but the group changed it and added the vocal - 'Ba-da-da-da-da' - which turned out to be a "great hook" for the song.