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SONGS ABOUT WEEKDAYS
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.