Sunday Will Never Be The Same

Album: Spanky and Our Gang (1967)
Charted: 9
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  • I remember Sunday morning
    I would meet him at the park
    We'd walk together hand in hand
    Till it was almost dark
    Now I wake up Sunday morning
    Walk across the way to find
    Nobody waiting for me
    Sunday's just another day

    Sunday will never be the same
    (Sunday will never be the same)
    I lost my Sunday song
    He'll not be back again

    Sunny afternoons that made me feel so warm inside
    Have turned as cold and gray as ashes
    As I feel the embers die
    No longer can I walk these paths for they have changed
    I must be home the sun is gone and I think it's gonna rain

    I remember children
    Feeding flocks of pigeons
    I remember sunshine and you were mine

    Sunday will never be the same

    Sunday will never be the same

    Sunday will never be the same Writer/s: GENE PISTILLI, TERRY CASHMAN
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 14

  • Baby Boomer from Msthis was so classic and so good brings back many memories of the sound of the 1960's. Covid-19 as much as it sux, allowed me to bring out some albums from the past and really feel the sounds of my teen years.----Great
  • Alex Kije from New York City, Mostly Thanks a million for this story! Can you also talk about the technical specs of the recording? Like audio processing? It is phenomenal that all the words can be heard distinctly. So like can you describe EQ, multi-tracking, mics and mic placement. What studio? Thanks for much! Tov!
  • David from San Francisco CalifThis is a great song that brings back those days. A song is like a book with many stories and this song has many good stories. David (sparky) Avis 2019
  • Richard from TampaI remember this song coming on the radio and thought immediately it was sad, but fit in somehow for the times we were living through. There was this girl I new slightly who was madly in love with her childhood sweetheart. They were inseparable since third grade. But he went off to VietNam to fight in the war… and never returned. A casualty of the war. From that day forwards she never went with any other guy and remained alone for the rest of her life…
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 1, 1967, Dick Clark interviewed, via telephone, Elaine 'Spanky' McFarlane on his ABC-TV network Saturday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" was at #16 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; the week before it had peak at #9 {for 1 week}, and it spent 8 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #7 on the Canadian RPM Singles chart...
    Between 1967 and 1969 the group had nine records on the Top 100 chart; "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" was their only Top 10 record...
    They did have two Top 20 records; "Lazy Day" {#14 in 1967} and "Like To Get To Know You" {#17 in 1968}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 10th 1967, Spanky and Our Gang performed at the 'The Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival’ in Marin County, California...
    At the time the sextet's debut charted record, "Sunday Will Never Be the Same", was at #14 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; eight days later it would peak at #9 {for 1 week}...
    {See second post below}.
  • Adele from Long IslandEven though this song mourns better days, it brings me back to happy moments as a child in the 60's . These days I realize that Sundays will never be the same. Great song on so many levels!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 18th 1967, Spanky and Our Gang performed "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    One month earlier on May 14th, 1967 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #98; and on that day they appeared on the 'Sullivan' show it peaked at #9 (for 1 week) and spent 8 weeks on the Top 100...
    Between 1967 and 1969 the group had nine Top 100 records; their next biggest hit was "Lazy Day", it reached #14...
    'Tanya the Elephant' also appeared on the same 'Sullivan' show!!!
    Lead singer Elaine 'Spanky' McFarlane celebrated her 25th birthday the day after this appearance on the 'Sullivan' show, her birth date was June 19th, 1942.
  • Don from Willoughby, OhHas anyone noticed that the song, Will You Be Staying After Sunday? by The Peppermint Rainbow sounds like, Sunday Will Never Be The Same?.
    Will You Be Staying After Sunday? charted at 32 in 1969. Also, The Peppermint Rainbow was discovered by Mama Cass, of the Mamas and Papas.
    And as the first songfacts stated "I sent it to Lou Adler at Dunhill Records, which was associated with ABC for the Mamas and Papas. He said, 'Hey, this is a great song.' But John Philips, is doing mostly his own songs right now".
    Can't help but wonder how much, Sunday Will Never Be The Same had to do with, Will You Be Staying After Sunday?.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhThe sound of Spanky McFarlane's voice pierced through my heart when I was a young child less than 10 years old, listening to the music my parents played on the car radio as I rode along in the back seat. I wanted to BE Spanky just because of the sound of her voice. And maybe just a little bit because she had such a cool nickname. Now a middle aged adult, the music of Spanky and Our Gang always evokes those wonderful, innocent, carefree days of my youth.
  • Ramon Avila from Orlando, FlThis song brings back memories of my Jr. High School back in Mission,Tx.
    Ramon, Orlando,Fl.
  • Pete from Hopkinton, RiThere are strings playing in the background. Does anyone know how that was done?
  • Charles Hollingswort from Leeds, Al"98.6" was sung by Keith not Keif. His real name is James Barry Keefer and "98.6" was on Mercury Records #72639 released in 1966.
  • Reed from New Ulm, MnGreat melody in this song. Always liked this one.
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