Australian singles charts:
Rainy Days and Mondays entered the Kent charts on 26 July 1971 and peaked at #35.
The song is on Carpenters which entered the Kent album charts on 13 September 1971 and peaked at #16.
Paul Williams, Roger Nichols
Record label of Australian release:
Songwriter Paul Williams said: “On Rainy Days and Mondays, Chuck Kay, who was head of publishing at A&M, said, ‘That’s a perfect song for The 5th Dimension, let’s play it for them.'”
The 5th Dimension passed on this song, but the Carpenters picked it up, giving them their second hit written by Williams and Roger Nichols, who also wrote We’ve Only Just Begun.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/carpenters/rainy-days-and-mondays
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