💯🖕 1001 Albums: DiS - Day 12: California Dreamin' by The Mamas and The Papas

A best of. Doesn’t seem to have a Wikipedia page so here’s the song…

Also isn’t on Spotify! Here’s the closest:

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Best track:

  • California Dreamin’
  • Dedicated to The One I Love
  • Monday, Monday
  • Dream A Little Dream Of Me
  • Creeque Alley
  • I Saw Her Again
  • It’s Getting Better
  • Words of Love
  • The “In” Crowd
  • Dancing in the Street
  • Spanish Harlem
  • Twist and Shout
  • Do You Wanna Dance
  • Go Where You Wanna Go
  • Look Through My Window
  • You Baby
  • For The Love of Ivy
  • Make Your Own Kind of Music
  • Twelve Thirty
  • I Call Your Name
  • My Girl
  • California Earthquake
  • Straight Shooter
  • Glad To Be Unhappy

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DiS’s 1001 so far:

9.17 | Station to Station / David Bowie
8.92 | Daydream Nation / Sonic Youth
8.63 | Maggot Brain / Funkadelic
7.60 | Psalm 69 / Ministry
7.45 | Liege and Lief / Fairport Convention
7.00 | Licensed to Ill / Beastie Boys
6.24 | The Slider / T. Rex
6.00 | Piper at the Gates of Dawn / Pink Floyd
5.90 | Very / Pet Shop Boys

Never quite sure about best ofs in lists like these. Obviously they’re in because the band never actually did a great album but had loads of good songs. Half of these are covers though, although there are some real gems.

Interesting one.

all the leaves areALL THE LEAVES ARE BROWN
and the sky is greyAND THE SKY IS GREY


My wife always tries to sing all the bits at once.

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I do this too. Let’s get married


I bloody, bloody love The Mamas & The Papas


another dayANY OTHER DAYany other dayOF THE WEEK IS FIIIINE
but whenever

Whilst the Mamas and the Papas had some absolutely amazing tunes having a best of in a list like this just doesn’t work for me. it’s basically a compilation album so can’t really be stood in comparison to stand alone albums, still there are some great songs on this.


It’s just really nice music, isn’t it? Just makes me smile. Agree that having a best-of is cheating, but this is solid all the way through without being massively exciting.

Ask @jordan_229.