Thursday, October 8, 2015

Jimmy Buffett: Come Monday

I can’t believe that after writing this blog for over six years that I’ve never featured a tune by Jimmy Buffett. Well, let’s rectify that situation with our Thirty Something Thursday selection. “Come Monday” written about a leg of his 1973 summer tour which took him from Los Angeles to San Francisco where he would play his Labor Day show. It continues to be one of eight songs that Buffett plays at every appearance.

“Come Monday” was written about and for Buffett’s then girlfriend Janie who would later become his wife in 1977. While it wasn’t Buffett’s first single release, it was the first to make it into the Top 40. While this second single from his LP “Living and Dying in 3/4 Time” only made it to #30, it was bigger hit on adult contemporary radio where it peaked at #3 in 1974. It also got some country play, but the record stalled at #58 on the C&W charts.

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