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The Courier-Mail - QWeekend - - UPFRONT -


The Ban­gles’ best-known hit, Manic Mon­day (1986), was writ­ten by Prince and, ru­mour has it, given to lead singer Su­sanna Hoffs be­cause he had the hots for her. As chat-up lines go, gift­ing a hit isn’t bad.


It’s the day of the week most song­writ­ers can’t wait to get rid of. Take Lynyrd Skynyrd ( Tues­day’s Gone), Cat Stevens ( Tues­day’s Dead) and T-Bone Walker ( Call it Stormy Mon­day, But Tues­day’s Just As Bad).


The pro­tag­o­nist of Si­mon and Gar­funkel’s Wed­nes­day Morn­ing 3am is hav­ing a sleep­less night af­ter pulling off an armed hold-up worth $25 and some change. Must’ve been a slow night at the bot­tle-o.


Aussie mu­si­cal co­me­di­ans Tri­pod like to satirise the re­straint of those Mon­dayto-Fri­day drones who “go rea­son­ably hard” and “have a fairly good time” on a Thurs­day night.


Many joy­ous songs have been writ­ten about the gate­way to the weekend, but LA teen Re­becca Black’s 2011 ef­fort Fri­day, which her mum paid $4000 for her to record, was not one of them.

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