Here we will take a look at songs that have a day of the week in their title. A song for every day of the week if you like!
Manic Monday – The Bangles
The song Manic Monday was the debut hit by girl band the Bangles in 1986. It had actually been written 2 years previously by the much more famous music star Prince. It was given to the band at a time when Prince was trying to court one of the members. The song was a massive hit reaching number 2 in the charts in the UK, the US, Ireland, Austria and Germany.
Ruby Tuesday – The Rolling Stones
Released as one half of a double A-side; the other side being ‘Let’s Spend The Night Together’. It was released as a single in early 1967, reaching number 1 in the US and number 3 in the UK. The song has been covered by many different artists but it is arguable that any of them live up to the original.
Wednesday Morning, 3AM – Simon and Garfunkel
This song was the last one on Simon & Garfunkel’s debut album and gave its name to the title of the album. The album was released in 1964 but flopped dramatically. But it was all to change on re-release. Due to radio success, the album was re-released in January 1966 and became a massive hit. The duo were on the map.
Thursday’s Child – David Bowie
A top twenty hit in the UK for David Bowie in 1999, peaking at number 16. The song came from the album ‘hours’. Along with many other songs on the album, it was originally written for inclusion on the computer game ‘Omikran – the Nomad Soul’. It was released as a single two weeks previous to the albums release.
Friday On My Mind – The Easybeats
The Easybeats were an Australian rock-pop band from the 1960’s. This song was written by band members George Young (originally from Scotland) and Harry Vanda (originally from Holland). It was a worldwide smash-hit, peaking at number 1 in Australia, number 6 in the UK and number 16 in the US. Despite most band members not being Australian, this song was voted as the best Australian song of all time.
Saturday Night – Bay City Rollers
Originally this song was released in 1973 when Gordon Clark was the lead singer of the Bay City Rolls; it flopped. One year later however, with new lead singer Les McKeown, the song was included on the album but not released in the UK. It was released in the US in 1976 where it reached the top of the charts.
Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
This song came from the U2 album called ‘War’, released in 1983 Sunday Bloody Sunday was the band’s third single. The lyrics to the song describe some of the horrors felt in Northern Ireland and specifically the ‘Bloody Sunday’ incident in Derry where British troops murdered civil rights marchers.