Special Sub-Topic: My Weekly Calendar
|Which day of the week were Simon and Garfunkel thinking about in the middle of the night?|
Wednesday. "Wednesday Morning 3 A.M." was the title cut from their debut album released in late 1964. The song was a flop when it came out, but was re-released in 1966, and went to number 30 on Billboard's U.S. Top 40 after the duo had some major success. Another song on the album which you may have heard of, was released a little later and had a little more success. It was called "Sounds Of Silence".
|Sam Cooke had "some money, and just got paid" on what night of the week?|
Saturday. "Another Saturday Night" was a top ten hit for Sam Cooke in 1963, peaking at number ten on the Billboard charts that year. The song was most notably covered in 1974 by Cat Stevens. The talented Cooke had 29 Top 40 records in a span of eight years between 1957 and 1965. Unfortunately he was shot to death in 1965, in a dispute with a California hotel manager.
|Besides rainy days, which days did The Carpenters say always got them "down"?|
Mondays. The Carpenters recorded "Rainy Days and Mondays" in 1971 and the song shot to number one on the Billboard charts that year. It was the first track on the album simply titled "Carpenters" and was written by the then relatively unknown combo of Paul Williams and Roger Nichols.
|According to The Drifters, what was the best night for going to the movies?|
Saturday. "Who cares what picture you see, when you're hugging with your baby in the last row of the balcony". Great lyrics for the times. "Saturday Night At The Movies" was a 1964 release by The Drifters who began recording in 1954, and had such memorable hits as "There Goes My Baby", "This Magic Moment", Under The Boardwalk", Up On The Roof", and "On Broadway". This song was their last top 20 hit, topping out at number 18 on Billboard that year.
|In 1969, The Peppermint Rainbow asked if someone would be staying after which day of the week?|
Sunday. "Will You Be Staying After Sunday" was the Peppermint Rainbow's title cut from their album of the same name, and only top 40 U.S. Billboard hit, peaking at number 32 in 1969. They were a discovery of "Mama" Cass Elliot. They were one of the 60's "One Hit Wonders" and broke up in 1970.
|The Sandpipers had a hit with a song about waiting for which morning of the week?|
Saturday. The song "Come Saturday Morning" was a 1970 release for the group and made it to number 17 on the U.S. Billboard Top 40. It was the group's second hit, having had "Guantanamera" as a top ten hit four years earlier. The song was also featured prominently in the movie "The Sterile Cuckoo" starring Liza Minnelli, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song that year.
|Which day of the week did the Mama's and Papa's sing about?|
Monday. "Monday Monday" was released in 1966, and was the group's only song to make number one on Billboard's U.S. Top 40. It came off their debut album called "If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears", and also featured the cuts "I Call Your Name", and "California Dreamin" which was their first top 40 hit. The song won a Grammy award in 1967.
|Which night did Elton John think was "all right for fighting"?|
Saturday. "Saturday Night's Alright(For Fighting) came off the "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" album, released in 1973. Although this song is one of his best known, it was overshadowed on the album itself by the title cut, and also "Bennie and The Jets", as well as the original recording of "Candle In The Wind", which Elton recorded as a tribute to Marilyn Monroe, and later re-recorded after the death of England's Princess Diana.
|The Easybeats had a day of the week "on their mind" when they recorded this 1966 hit. Which day of the week was it?|
Friday. The Easybeats were an Australian group which scored "Friday On My Mind", as the first group from that country to have an international hit, although they were wildly successful in their home country for some time prior to this release.. This song went to number 16 in the U. S., as well as number one in Australia, number six in the U.K. and also made the top 20 in France, Holland, Italy, and Germany.
|What day did Spanky and Our Gang say "will never be the same"?|
Sunday. "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" was the group's biggest selling hit, topping out at number nine on Billboard's U. S. Top 40 in 1967. Other notable songs from the group include "Making Every Minute Count", "Lazy Day", and "Like To Get To Know You".
|According to the group Chicago, which was the best day to be "in the park"?|
Saturday. "Saturday In The Park" is a cut off the album "Chicago V" and was released in 1972. It went to number one on the U. S. Billboard charts for this super group, and was written by founding memeber Robert Lamm, after a trip to New York's Central Park. The song remains highly popular to this day.
|Let's not forget The Moody Blues. Which "afternoon" did they put to music?|
Tuesday. "Tuesday Afternoon" was a 1968 release by the group from "The Days Of Future Past" album. It reached number 24 on the Billboard U.S. Top 40 charts, but was overshadowed by the group's other major release from this album "Nights In White Satin".
|Way, way, way back in 1956 Fats Domino gave us a song about a "blue" day of the week. Which day?|
Monday. "Blue Monday" written by Fats Domino and Dave Bartholemew in 1955, was one of the earliest rhythm and blues type songs to make the Billboard Top 100 Pop charts.
|Which girl who was named after a day of the week did Jay and The Americans sing about in 1965?|
Sunday. "Sunday And Me" was a 1965 release which had Jay singing about making "Sunday" his girl. It had a "spanish" flavor to it, similar to the recording of "Come A Little Bit Closer" which had hit for the group earlier. The song peaked at number 18 on Billboard's U.S. Top 40. Oh, one more thing. It was written by Neil Diamond.
|For the last question, we move to 1976. Which night did the Bay City Rollers sing about?|
Saturday. "S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y" spells "Saturday Night". This song was released as early as 1973 in the U. K. but did not chart. A re-recording of the song in 1974, was the version that was ultimately released in the U. S. and went to the top of the charts.
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