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Rainy Days and Mondays

Music by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols

Originally Performed by Carpenters

"Rainy Days and Mondays" is a 1971 song by the Carpenters, with instrumental backing by L.A. session musicians from the Wrecking Crew, that went to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It's Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move by Carole King kept it from number 1."Rainy Days and Mondays" was the duo's fourth number 1 song on the Adult Contemporary singles chart. However, the song failed to chart in the United Kingdom until it went to number 63 in a reissue there in 1993. "Rainy Days and Mondays" was certified Gold by the RIAA. The song was composed in 1971 by the then fairly unknown composers Roger Nichols and Paul Williams. It was released as the first track on the album Carpenters, popularly known as the Tan Album, and the B-side on the single is "Saturday", written and sung by Richard Carpenter.

    Release Date: 1971


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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The Carpenters : Note-for-Note Vocal Transcriptions : Solo : Songbook : 073999860153 : 0634033700 : 00740177

The Carpenters : Note-for-Note Vocal Transcriptions

12 of the finest tunes from this sibling duo, with lush vocal parts transcribed exactly as recorded, including all background and harmony parts, guitar chords and keyboard accompaniment.

Songlist: Superstar, Top Of The World, Bless The Beasts And Children, (They Long To Be) Close To You, For All We Know, Goodbye To Love, Hurting Each Other, It's Going To Take Some Time, Please Mr. Postman, Rainy Days And Mondays, We've Only Just Begun, Yesterday Once More

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Voicing: Solo | 2575b | Songbook | $18.95 | Vocal Transcriptions


The Carpenters : Carpenters Anthology : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999064261 : 0634032348 : 00306426

The Carpenters : Carpenters Anthology

Features 43 of the best songs from this beloved sibling duo, including classics such as: Bless the Beasts and Children - (They Long to Be) Close to You - For All We Know - Goodbye to Love - Hurting Each Other - I Just Fall in Love Again - I Won't Last a Day Without You - It's Going to Take Some Time - Let Me Be the One - Merry Christmas, Darling - Please Mr. Postman - Rainy Days and Mondays - Sing - Solitaire - Superstar - There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World) - This Masquerade - Ticket to Ride - Top of the World - We've Only Just Begun - When I Fall in Love - Yesterday Once More - and more. Includes two tables on contents: one alphabetically by song title, and one chronologically by album.

Songlist: Sometimes, Solitaire, All You Get From Love Is A Love Song, Where Do I Go From Here, Beechwood 4-5789, Superstar, Saturday, Because We Are In Love (The Wedding Song), Druscilla Penny, One Love, I Kept Loving You, A Song For You, You're The One I Love, (Want You) Back In My Life Again, Top Of The World, Sing, Bless The Beasts And Children, The End Of The World, Calling Occupants (Of Interplanetary Craft), (They Long To Be) Close To You, For All We Know, Goodbye To Love, Goofus, Hurting Each Other, I Just Fall In Love Again, I Need To Be In Love, I Won't Last A Day Without You, It's Going To Take Some Time, Let Me Be The One, Make Believe It's Your First Time, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by The Carpenters | 20283b | Songbook | $19.95 | PVG


Various : Pop Ballads : Solo : Songbook : 888680723248 : 1540015114 : 00255799

Various : Pop Balladsnew

The Vocal Sheet Music series is an exciting new series for singers, featuring authentic piano accompaniments and custom guitar chord diagrams, tailored to each song's unique chord progressions and designed to provide realistic support. 33 contemporary ballads are included in this volume.

Songlist: Hero, Time After Time, Faithfully, Hello, So Far Away, Kiss From A Rose, Angel, My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From 'Titanic'), Un-break My Heart, Shape Of My Heart, Here And Now, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Can't Help Falling In Love, Careless Whisper, Just The Way You Are, Ebony And Ivory, (Everything I Do) I Do It For You, I Knew I Loved You, Glory Of Love, Hard To Say I'm Sorry, Hey Jude, How Am I Supposed To Live Without You, I Honestly Love You, I Just Can't Stop Loving You, Killing Me Softly With His Song, Rainy Days And Mondays, Right Here Waiting, Save The Best For Last, Saving All My Love For You, Take My Breath Away (Love Theme), and more

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Voicing: Solo | 40588b | Songbook | $19.95 | Singer & Piano/Guitar


Individual Folios

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Rainy Days and Mondays : SATB : Steve Zegree : The Carpenters : Songbook : 35027818 : 884088548193

Steve Zegree : Rainy Days and Mondays

The Carpenters had a hit with this haunting ballad in 1971. Steve Zegree has captured the song's original essence in this arrangement, which is sure to be a stunning moment in your choral concert. Available separately: SATB, StudioTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:33.

Arranger: Steve Zegree Performed By: The Carpenters

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35027818 | Showtrax CD Available

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