30 Day Song Challenge, Day 4 – “A Beautiful Morning” by The Rascals

The subject for Day 4 of my 30 Day Song Challenge is “A song that reminds you of Spring“, and for my pick I’m going way back to 1968 with “A Beautiful Morning” by The Rascals. It’s not a song about Spring per se, but for me, its positive title and exuberant sunny vibe evoke images of a lovely Spring-like day, where it just feels good to be alive.

Co-written in Honolulu by band members Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati while the band was performing in Hawaii, “A Beautiful Morning” continued with the theme of carefree optimism expressed on their massive hit song “Groovin'”. The song was appropriately released at the beginning of Spring on March 22, 1968, and was the band’s first single released as the ‘The Rascals’, rather than their previous moniker ‘the Young Rascals’. The single was also one of the earliest to be released in stereo, as 7-inch 45 singles had generally been recorded in mono. Together with the Doors “Hello, I Love You” it’s credited with changing the industry standard of singles. (Wikipedia) “A Beautiful Morning” also became a big hit, reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

12 thoughts on “30 Day Song Challenge, Day 4 – “A Beautiful Morning” by The Rascals

  1. Badfinger (Max)

    They were such a great singles band…just one after another. I love the optimism of their songs. This one is a great one to start your day.

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