“Rainy Days and Mondays” is a song by the American music duo The Carpenters. It was released in 1971 as the lead single from their album “Carpenters.” The song was written by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols, two prominent songwriters of that era.

About This Song

“Rainy Days and Mondays” is a soft rock ballad that showcases Karen Carpenter’s rich and emotive vocals and Richard Carpenter’s intricate musical arrangements. The lyrics of the song convey a sense of melancholy and loneliness, describing how rainy days and Mondays can make a person feel down and blue. The song’s themes of isolation and longing for a better day resonated with many listeners and contributed to its popularity.

The Carpenters’ rendition of “Rainy Days and Mondays” was a commercial success, reaching the top of the charts in several countries, including Canada and the United States. It remains one of their most well-known and beloved songs.

The Carpenters, consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter, achieved significant success in the 1970s with their polished pop sound and Karen’s distinctive and soulful voice. Tragically, Karen Carpenter passed away in 1983 at the age of 32 due to complications related to anorexia nervosa, leaving behind a legacy of timeless music that continues to be cherished by fans around the world.

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Talkin’ to myself and feelin’ old
Sometimes I’d like to quit
Nothing ever seems to fit
Hangin’ around
Nothing to do but frown
Rainy Days and Mondays always get me downWhat I’ve got they used to call the blues
Nothin’ is really wrong
Feelin’ like I don’t belong
Walkin’ around
Some kind of lonely clown
Rainy Days and Mondays always get me downFunny but it seems I always wind up here
with you
Nice to know somebody loves meFunny but it seems that it’s the only thing to do
Run and find the one who loves meWhat I feel has come and gone before
No need to talk it out
We know what it’s all about
Hangin’ around
Nothing to do but frown
Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down

Funny but it seems that it’s the only thing to do
Run and find the one who loves me

What I feel has come and gone before
No need to talk it out
We know what it’s all about
Hangin’ around
Nothing to do but frown
Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down

Hangin’ around
Nothing to do but frown
Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down