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Lazy Day by Spanky & Our Gang

Album: Spanky and Our GangReleased: 1967Charted:
14
  • Unlike Spanky & Our Gang's biggest hit "Sunday Will Never Be The Same," this song has a happy theme of people taking pleasure in doing whatever they enjoy with people they love on a beautiful, sunny day. Although this song failed to make the US Top 10, it stayed in the US Top 40 four weeks longer than "Sunday Will Never Be the Same."
  • This was written by Tony Powers and George Fischoff. Fischoff's other songwriting credits include Keith's hit "98.6" and the Broadway musical Georgy!.
  • The band changed two lyric lines in this song when they recorded it. The last line of the chorus was originally "Lazy day 'n you and me," but the band replaced "'n" with the word "for." According to Sharon Bach, the wife of founding member Oz Bach, the last line of the first section of the second verse was originally "Flowers bloomin', squirrels sayin' hello," but lead singer Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane did not like that line and replaced the word "squirrels" with "children." (thanks, Jerro - New Alexandria, PA, for above 3)
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Comments: 2

On December 17th, 1967 Spanky & Our Gang performed "Lazy Day" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
Two months earlier on October 8th it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on November 26th it peaked at #14 (for 1 week) and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...
It was track one of their 1967 album, "Spanky and Our Gang", and two other tracks from the album made the Top 100 ("Sunday Will Never Be The Same" at #9 and "Making Every Minute Count" at #31)...
R.I.P. Mr. Sullivan (1901 - 1974) and Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane will celebrate her 72nd birthday this coming June 19th.
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
Great soft-rock ear candy psychedelia" of the year, right up there with "Up, Up, and Away",and "The Rain, the Park, and Other Things".Steve - Whittier, Ca