Australian singles charts:
No Milk Today entered the Kent charts on 22 October 1966 and was a #1 hit. The song was #16 on the Top 100 of 1966.
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The lyrics of No Milk Today refer to the practice, common at the time, of milkmen delivering fresh milk in bottles to residential houses each morning. The love interest of the song’s protagonist has just moved out, so the household needs less milk. The notice in front of the house, asking the milkman not to leave the usual bottle, while seeming mundane to passers-by (“how could they know just what this message means?”), symbolises to the singer himself the break-up of his relationship (“the end of all my dreams”). Gouldman wrote the song for The Hollies after he saw a “no milk today” notice outside a friend’s house one day, and his father observed that could be for various reasons.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Milk_Today
This song was written by future 10cc member Graham Gouldman. Among other ’60s hits written by Gouldman were Bus Stop by the Hollies and For Your Love by the Yardbirds.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/hermans-hermits/no-milk-today
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