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SONGS ABOUT SUN­DAY

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MOR­RIS­SEY

The Smiths' front­man's Ev­ery­day is Like Sun­day (1988) is typ­i­cally bleak, re­port­edly cribbed from Nevil Shute's On the Beach, a novel about the end of the world tak­ing place in Mel­bourne.

KRIS KRISTOF­FER­SON

The ac­tor/mu­si­cian's Sun­day Morn­ing Com­ing Down (1969) is per­haps the epit­ome of a coun­try song: it has booze, hang­overs, lone­li­ness and ex­is­ten­tial angst … and Johnny Cash cov­ered it.

JOE JACK­SON

Joe's 1979 song Sun­day Pa­pers men­tions gay politi­cians, new sex po­si­tions, the bishop, the ac­tress and the stains on the mat­tress. Un­re­lated: don't for­get to pick up to­mor­row's Sun­day Mail.

U2

Bono's politi­ci­sa­tion came to light in 1983 with Sun­day Bloody Sun­day, about the 1972 in­ci­dent in Derry, North­ern Ire­land when Bri­tish troops opened fire on ac­tivists at the height of The Trou­bles.

QUEEN

In 1975's Laz­ing On A Sun­day Af­ter­noon, Freddy Mer­cury comes down from a week of work­ing, bicycling, paint­ing, waltz­ing and vis­it­ing the zoo by flop­ping on the couch for a well-earned rest.

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