What Are You Doing Sunday?

Album: Candida (1970)
Charted: 3 39

Songfacts®:

  • This was written by Irwin Levine and Toni Wine, who were the team that wrote "Candida," which was the first hit for Tony Orlando & Dawn. Says Wine, "We just wanted a happy, feel-good song. You know, 'Hey, what are you doing Sunday? You wanna marry me? Cool.' You know, and we did it. Really, we just wanted to have these two young people in love. Young love is always great to write about, and just very positive. That was a very positive time. There weren't really many songs of sadness. Sure, love gone wrong, and things that didn't work out, but I guess that whole period had a lot of uplifting songs. So we just joined it." (For more, check out our interview with Toni Wine.)

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 29th 1972, Dawn featuring Tony Orlando performed "What Are You Doing Sunday" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Four months earlier on September 26th, 1971 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on November 7th, 1971 it peaked at #39 {for 1 week} and spent 9 weeks on the Top 100...
    Two years later in 1973 the trio changed their name to 'Tony Orlando and Dawn' {they had ten charted releases on the Top 100 using this name}.
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