"Rainy Days and Mondays"
Single by The Carpenters
from the album Carpenters

Front cover of the tan album

B-side "Saturday"
Recorded 1971
Released April 23, 1971
Length 3:39
Genre(s) Pop
Producer(s) Jack Daugherty, The Carpenters
Record label A&M Records
Letter (Make Your Own Kind of Music) K, for Karen Carpenter
Tracks from Carpenters

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"Saturday" (2)
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Singles by The Carpenters

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"For All We Know" (1971)

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"Superstar" (1971)
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"Rainy Days and Mondays" was The Carpenters' fifth single, and their second Williams/Nichols hit. It charted at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Song HistoryEdit

Recorded in early 1971, "Rainy Days and Mondays" was released on The Carpenters' third and eponymous album, Carpenters. The song was originally given to the duo as a demo, and it didn't take long to decide that it was perfect for Karen; Richard left his arrangement sparse on purpose to highlight her powerful vocals.[1]


  • Karen Carpenter - lead and backing vocals
  • Richard Carpenter - backing vocals, keyboards
  • Joe Osborn - bass guitar
  • Hal Blaine - drums
  • Tommy Morgan - harmonica
  • Bob Messenger - saxophone


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