Title: Beautiful Sunday

Artist: Daniel Boone

Album:Beautiful Sunday

Year Released: 1972

What It Is: A breezy little pop song. It’s upbeat and cheerful and the kids and yer ma loved it. It was easy to play on a cross section of radio stations, and variety show programmers could easily put this guy on because he didn’t scare anyone, unlike some of those ugly rock-and-rollers. I had this on a K-Tel record back in the day and yes, I pretty much wore it out.

Riffage / Hookage:The whole freakin’ song is a hook. “Hey, hey, hey, it’s a beautiful day” and the whole (thump) chorus (thump) works (thump) like an earwig. And the modulation at the end was a genius move!

Cowbell?:No, just that thump of the drums during the chorus.

Words Of Wisdom: I don’t know if I can pick any one set of lyrics out. You listen to this once, and you know it.

Mixology Report:This works in a cheesy happy love-infused mix. Or to piss off the death metal crowd! Either one, it’s a winner.

For The Good Of The Order: Who was this guy? Where did he come from? Where did he go? Well, um, maybe one of my readers from the UK knows, because I got nothin’.

This, obviously, was shot later than 1972, but it’s the original song, and you know that even in 1972 the old ladies in the crowd would still clap along.