My second 'Monday' in a My Music Monday. For all the years I've been doing this, it's only the second time the day of the week has crept into a song title - and the first time was just a month ago with the Boomtown Rats.
Ooops. Correction. I had an Orkstra Obsolete post of that group doing New Order's "Blue Monday". And I may have done a demo of Apollonia and Prince singing on the demo "Manic Monday".
Ok.....so this is only my fourth time. If you go by percentages it's still very low, until you factor in how many songs one might know with the word "Monday".
.....and now it seems I'm down in a rabbit hole.
Back to the music. I would have sworn I had more songs with today's day, but I don't. The three I mentioned and maybe three more.
I've opted to go with the most obvious choice: the Mamas & the Papas. As much as I liked them, even I would have a difficult time to name more than 6-7 songs they did. And as much as I liked them, in honestly, while John Phillips wrote much of the material, the talent of the band rested on Mama Cass and Denny Doherty.
Sure they had great "four" part harmony. Yes, that's in quotes. In 50 years, I have yet truly to hear what exactly, if anything, Michelle Phillips contributed to the band.
I dare say, that if I were to write an SAT answer it would be something like: Michelle Phillips is to singing in Mamas and Papas as Michelle Phillips is to acting in Knots Landing.
The "ouch" is implied.
Perhaps I'm totally wrong about her musical abilities. I do know she never attempted any singing after the band's demise.
All that aside, of all their popular songs, "Monday Monday" was my least favourite. It's not bad by any means, but it's not "California Dreaming", "Creeque Alley" or "Words of Love".