Will You Be Staying After Sunday?

Album: Will You Be Staying After Sunday? (1969)
Charted: 32
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  • This song is about a love affair that only exists on the weekends. It's hot, passionate and loving, but when Sunday night/Monday morning rolls around the guy goes away. For most of the song the girl is almost begging him to stay and wishing and hoping they can be together, but then finally giving him an ultimatum towards the end of the song which goes:

    We gotta let this feeling grow
    Or Let it end
    You say you care
    Well if you do/Don't ever go
    I'm begging you...
    Suggestion credit:
    M. J - Silver Spring, MD
  • "Will You Be Staying After Sunday?" was the biggest hit by Baltimore, Maryland's sunshine-pop band The Peppermint Rainbow. Sung by the Lamdin sisters Bonnie and Patty, the song is about a woman who has grown tired of being "the other woman" in an affair and wants something longer-lasting. She never comes out and says this directly, but her sentiments make it clear. She gets the man on weekends, but once Monday comes he goes back to his regular life. "We gotta let this feeling grow or let it end," sings Rainbow frontwoman Patty Lamdin Phipps.

    The rest of the lyrics leave us doubting the strength of her conviction, as she sounds more pleading than demanding. "I won't try to own your soul, you can be free," she promises. "I only want you here each night, loving me."
  • Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn wrote they song. They also wrote "The Morning After" by Maureen McGovern.
  • The song was on the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 weeks, peaking on May 3, 1969 at #32.
  • The song's theme is very similar to the only other Peppermint Rainbow song to crack the charts, "Don't Wake Me Up in the Morning, Michael." Both were also thematically similar to "Sunday Will Never Be The Same," by fellow sunshine-pop group Spanky & Our Gang.
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Comments: 6

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaBarry, didn't they also record Back On The Street Again (Remembering when)?
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 19, 1969, Peppermint Rainbow performed "Don't Wake Me Up in the Morning, Michael" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV network Saturday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #60 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; the following week it would peak at #54 {for 2 weeks} and it spent 9 weeks on the Top 100.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 12th 1969* "Will You Be Staying After Sunday?" by the Peppermint Rainbow entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #96; and eleven weeks later on April 27th, 1969 it peaked at #32 {for 2 weeks} and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100...
    The Baltimore, MD quintet had one other Top 100 record, "Don't Wake Me in the Morning, Michael"; it reached #54 and stayed on the chart for 9 weeks...
    * On January 12th, 1969 the song was one of nineteen records that entered the Top 100 on that day.
  • Don from Willoughby, OhHas anyone noticed that this sounds like Sunday Will Never Be The Same by Spanky & Our Gang?.
    Sunday Will Never Be The Same was first offered to the Mamas and Papas but was turned down because But John Philips, is doing mostly his own songs at that time.
    One can't help but wonder how much Mama Cass had to do with this song.
  • Scott from Portland, OrWhat a lovely slice of Sunshine Pop. So glad to hear Bonnie went on to much success in the health care field. I hope she still sings--even to a grand baby or two!
  • Glenn from Simi Valley, CaThe group formed in 1967 as the New York Times and split up in 1970. They had another minor hit in 1969, "Don't Wake Me Up in the Morning, Michael, which got to number #54. They were discovered by Mama Cass. Their lead singer, Bonnie Lambdin Phipps, is now President and CEO of St. Agnes Medical in Baltimore.
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