Know any songs about Thursdays? A song for everyday of the week
Since the charts began, there have been songs about every single day of the week. And Mondays aren’t always about post-weekend blues, just as Fridays aren’t all hangovers and kebabs. Somebody has felt enough passion to write or sing about all seven days - and that even includes Thursday.
MONDAY: “Monday Monday” by the Mamas and the Papas (1966)
A Grammy award winning effort from the Californian vocal group, one of the lines is how you “can’t trust that day.” It turned out to be prophetic as Mama Cass, the vocalist here, sadly passed away on a Monday.
TUESDAY: “Tuesday’s Gone” by Lynyrd Skynyrd (1973)
Ok, so it’s not about that day itself, it’s more about a woman who is named after the day. But he loved her, and she’s gone. What more drama do you need?
WEDNESDAY: “Wednesday Morning, 3am” by Simon & Garfunkel (1964)
Harmonising as only they can, a song about the last night that a man can spend with his lover before the law catches up with him. If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime, I say.
THURSDAY: “Thursday” by The Pet Shop Boys (Feat. Example) (2013)
The electro-pop masters initially sound like they haven’t progressed very much in the last thirty years, but then up pops Example - and all of a sudden it’s the 21st Century.
FRIDAY: “Girl Friday” by Butterfingers (2003)
You would think this band is straight out of Seattle with a classic Grunge sound. But you know what? You’d be wrong. This band was formed in 1993…in Malaysia. Didn’t see that one coming did ya?
SATURDAY: “Saturday Gigs” by Mott The Hoople (1974)
The very last studio recording made the band, this homage to the touring days of the early seventies was used as the last song in their set during their European Tour. What the lead singer (Ian Hunter) hadn’t told the band was that this was the last ever tour, and he was going to quit. Legend has it that the other members of the group were wondering why they were all singing “Goodbye, Goodbye” at the end!
SUNDAY: “Sunday Morning Nightmare” by Sham 69 (1978)
Punk at its best. This was actually a B Side (look that term up if you’re under 30) of the single “If the Kids Are United.” It’s an anthem to lad culture, and as such won’t appeal to everyone. But then, that was the whole point of punk.