Songs About Days Of The Week

Welcome to our review of songs about days of the week—a look at the best songs with a day of the week in the title. You’ll enjoy this unique playlist that will have you humming a new tune every day of the week!

The best songs about days of the week

Let’s start with one of the most popular songs ever recorded with a day of the week in the title. It’s so good, they named it twice!

1. Monday songs

“Monday, Monday” by The Mamas & The Papas

Album: If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears
Year: 1966

The Mamas & The Papas debut album captured the popular 1960’s folk-rock sound with the band’s groovy, radio-friendly harmonies. Their album “If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears” is credited with four hit singles, including “California Dreaming” and “Monday, Monday” and ranks among Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 greatest albums of all time.

According to band member and songwriter John Phillips, “Monday, Monday” is about what a downer it is to end a fun weekend and start the new work week. It only took him 20 minutes to write. But his bandmates Mama Cass, Michelle Phillips, and Denny Doherty were reportedly unimpressed with the song. “Nothing about it stood out to me,” Doherty said.

“Monday, Monday” is the group’s only song to ever reach #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. In the U.K., it took the #3 spot.

More of the best Monday songs:

  • “Monday Morning” by Fleetwood Mac
  • “Come Monday” by Jimmy Buffett
  • “New Moon On Monday” by Duran Duran
  • “I Don’t Like Mondays” by The Boomtown Rats
  • “Manic Monday” by the Bangles
  • “Blue Monday 1988” by New Order
  • “Rainy Days And Mondays” by the Carpenters
  • “Blue Monday” by Fats Domino

2. Tuesday songs

“Ruby Tuesday” by The Rolling Stones

Album: Between The Buttons
Year: 1967

The Stones’ fourth #1 hit in the United States, “Ruby Tuesday,” tells the tale of a broken relationship and heartbreak. According to legend, a split between the band’s guitarist Keith Richards and his girlfriend Linda Keith inspired the song.

Richards explained the song’s origin,” That’s one of those things—some chick you’ve broken up with. And all you’ve got left is the piano and the guitar and a pair of panties. It’s goodbye, you know. And so it just comes out of that. And after that you just build on it. It’s one of those songs that are easiest to write because you’re really right there and you really sort of mean it. And for a songwriter, hey, break his heart and he’ll come up with a good song.”

“Ruby Tuesday” rose to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #3 in the U.K., and ranks among Rolling Stone magazines’ 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

More of the best Tuesday songs:

  • “Tuesday’s Gone” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • “Tuesday Afternoon” by The Moody Blues

3. Wednesday songs – Songs About Days Of The Week

“Waiting For Wednesday” by Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories

Album: Tails
Year: 1994

Let’s just be honest. Wednesdays are rarely inspiring enough to be song-worthy. In fact, you won’t find many songs anywhere that reference the so-called Hump Day.

Among the best we could find is Lisa Loeb’s contribution to the pantheon of songs about days of the week, called “Waiting For Wednesday.” It’s about a girl in a bad relationship who may be pregnant. She waits nervously for the results of a pregnancy test and ponders leaving her boyfriend.

The pop princess’ song reached #83 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts—and to no one’s surprise that is the highest any song has made the list with “Wednesday” in the title.

4. Thursday songs

“Thursday’s Child” by David Bowie

Album: Hours…
Year: 1999

As a young boy, David Bowie read the autobiography of cabaret singer Eartha Kitt. Her book from 1958, titled “Thursday’s Child,” left an impression on the young lad from London that stayed with him his whole life and inspired this song’s title.

Bowie wrote “Thursday’s Child,” along with much of the material on his “Hours…” album, for use in the “Omikron: The Nomad Soul” video game. Along with this musical contribution, the rock star even made a couple of cameo appearances in the adventure game.

“Thursday’s Child” gained popularity in his homeland, reaching as high as #16 on the U.K. chart.

5. Friday songs

“Friday I’m In Love” by The Cure

Album: Wish
Year: 1992

Robert Smith and The Cure broke the mold with “Friday I’m In Love.” The band’s lead singer, known for his goth persona and dark, moody music, takes an upbeat and optimistic approach with the song.

“[It’s] a dumb pop song, but it’s quite excellent actually, because it’s so absurd. It’s so out of character—very optimistic and really out there in happy land. It’s nice to get that counterbalance. People think we’re supposed to be leaders of some sort of ‘gloom movement.’ I could sit and write gloomy songs all day long, but I just don’t see the point,” he explained to Spin magazine.

This poppy diversion from The Cure’s usual fare earned them their second-biggest hit after “Lullaby.” “Friday I’m In Love” peaked at #6 in the U.K. and #18 on the U.S. charts.

More of the best Friday songs:

  • “Black Friday” by Steely Dan
  • “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” by Katy Perry
  • “Friday On My Mind” by The Easybeats

6. Saturday songs – Songs About Days Of The Week:

“Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)” by Elton John

Album: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Year: 1973

Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” is regarded as one of the best rock albums of all time and includes four hit singles. “Saturday Night’s Alright” was the lead single released from the record.

As songwriter Bernie Taupin explained, the song is his “first attempt to write a rock and roll song that was totally English.” It describes his years growing up in England and hanging out at dance clubs where fights often broke out.

“Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)” rose to #7 in the U.K. and #12 in the United States. It helped propel the songwriting duo’s double LP album to over 30 million copies sold worldwide and earned it a spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

More of the best Saturday songs:

  • “Another Saturday Night” by Sam Cooke
  • “Saturday In The Park” by Chicago
  • “Saturday Night” by the Bay City Rollers
  • “American Saturday Night” by Brad Paisley
  • “Saturday Night Special” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

7. Sunday songs

“Sunday Morning Coming Down” by Johnny Cash

Album: The Johnny Cash Show
Year: 1970

Johnny Cash made “Sunday Morning Coming Down” famous when he sang it live at the Ryman Auditorium for his TV show, “The Johnny Cash Show.” A recording of the performance appeared on the soundtrack LP and was also issued as a single.

The song, written by Kris Kristopherson, earned Cash the Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year (1970) and it topped the country charts at #1.

At the time he wrote the song, Kristopherson was a relatively unknown songwriter. In order to get his work in front of Johnny Cash, he flew a helicopter (from the National Guard) to Cash’s house and landed it on the front lawn to hand over a tape of the song. “It was… kind of an invasion of privacy that I wouldn’t recommend,” Kristopherson admitted.

More of the best Sunday songs:

  • “Another Park, Another Sunday” by The Dooblie Brothers
  • “Pleasant Valley Sunday” by The Monkees
  • “Sunday Bloody Sunday” by U2
  • “Sunday Morning” by No Doubt
  • “Closed On Sunday” by Kanye West
  • “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5
  • “Every Day Is Like Sunday” by Morrissey
  • “Sunday Morning” by The Velvet Underground & Nico

Even more songs about days of the week: A list from A to Z

A

1. A Month Of Saturdays by R.E.M.
2. A Sunday Kind Of Love by Etta James
3. Almost Saturday Night by John Fogerty
4. American Saturday Night by Brad Paisley
5. Another Sunday in the South by Miranda Lambert

B

1. Bad Friday by Umphrey’s McGee
2. Bank Holiday Monday by Stereophonics
3. Black Saturday by Soundgarden
4. Blue Sunday by The Doors

C

1. Clean Monday by Will Butler
2. Come Saturday Morning by The Sandpipers

D

1. (Dancing) On A Saturday Night by Barry Blue
2. Dark Saturday by Metric3. Drive-In Saturday by David Bowie

The big list of songs about days of the week, continued

E-F

1. Ev’ry Day’ll Be Sunday When The Town Goes Dry by Edward Meeker
2. Freaky Friday by Lil Dicky
3. Friday by Rebecca Black
4. Friday by Glee
5. Friday by Riton
6. Friday Fish Fry by Kelis
7. Friday I’ll Be Over U by Allison Iraheta
8. Friday Is Forever by We the Kings
9. Friday Night by Lady A
10. Friday Night by Eric Paslay
11. Friday Night Cypher by Big Sean
12. Funky Friday by Dave

G

1. Ghosts Of Saturday Night (After Hours At Napoleone’s Pizza House) by Tom Waits
2. Gloomy Sunday by Billie Holiday
3. God Bless Saturday by Kid Rock
4. Good Friday by Kanye West
5. Good Mourning/Black Friday by Megadeth

The big list of songs about days of the week, continued

H-L

1. Happened On A Saturday Night (Suzie Q) by Jason Michael Carroll
2. Hello Friday by Flo Rida
3. High ‘n’ Dry (Saturday Night) by Def Leppard
4. I Don’t Have To Be Me ‘Til Monday by Steve Azar
5. I Met Him on a Sunday (Ronde-Ronde) by The Shirelles
6. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon by Queen
7. Lazy Sunday by Small Faces
8. Livingston Saturday Night by Jimmy Buffett
9. (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night by Tom Waits

M

1. Monday by Matt Corby
2. Monday Morning by Death Cab for Cutie
3. Monday Mourning by Gov’t Mule
4. Monday, Monday by The Mamas & the Papas

N-R

1. Naked Sunday by Stone Temple Pilots
2. Next Sunday by The Secret Sisters
3. Oh, Sunday Night by Carrie Underwood
4. One Million Billionth Of A Millisecond On A Sunday Morning by The Flaming Lips
5. One More Saturday Night by Grateful Dead
6. One Sunday Morning (Song for Jane Smiley’s Boyfriend) by Wilco
7. Raining On Sunday by Keith Urban
8. Remembering Sunday by All Time Low

The big list of songs about days of the week, continued

S

1. Saturday by Basshunter
2. Saturday by Rebecca Black
3. Saturday by Fall Out Boy
4. Saturday by Twenty One Pilots
5. Saturday Come Slow by Massive Attack
6. Saturday Gigs by Mott the Hoople
7. Saturday In The Park by Chicago
8. Saturday Morning by Rachael Yamagata
9. Saturday Night by Whigfield
10. Saturday Night by Misfits
11. Saturday Night by Sandi Thom
12. Saturday Night by Travis Barker
13. Saturday Night by Suede
14. Saturday Night by Drowning Pool
15. Saturday Night by The Blue Nile
16. Saturday Night by Natalia Kills
17. Saturday Night by Brian Wilson
18. Saturday Night by Kaiser Chiefs
19. Saturday Night Fish Fry by Louis Jordan
20. Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning by Bon Jovi
21. Saturday Night Inside Out by The Avalanches
22. Saturday Night Special by Lynyrd Skynyrd
23. Saturday Nights by Khalid
24. Saturday Nite At The Duck-Pond by The Cougars
25. Saturday Sun by Crowded House
26. Saturday Sun by Vance Joy
27. Saturday’s a Celebration by Big K.R.I.T.
28. Saturdays by Twin Shadow
29. Say Amen (Saturday Night) by Panic! At The Disco
30. She Left On A Monday by Bic Runga31. Silverado Saturday Night by Aaron Watson
32. Single Saturday Night by Cole Swindell
33. Small Town Saturday Night by Hal Ketchum
34. Sober Saturday Night by Chris Young
35. Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night by Bon Jovi
36. Stormy Monday by T-Bone Walker
37. Sunday by David Bowie
38. Sunday by Bloc Party
39. Sunday by The View
40. Sunday by Hurts
41. Sunday by Sonic Youth
42. Sunday by Earl Sweatshirt
43. Sunday by Iggy Pop
44. Sunday by Foals

The big list of songs about days of the week, continued

45. Sunday Afternoon In The Park by Van Halen
46. Sunday Afternoons by Vanessa Daou
47. Sunday Best by Surfaces
48. Sunday Candy by Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment
49. Sunday Drive by Brett Eldredge
50. Sunday Girl by Blondie
51. Sunday Morning by A Thousand Horses
52. Sunday Morning by Kaiser Chiefs
53. Sunday Morning by Procol Harum
54. Sunday Morning by Parmalee
55. Sunday Morning Call by Oasis
56. Sunday Morning Jetpack by Big Sean
57. Sunday Morning Nightmare by Sham 69
58. Sunday Night by Ryan Leslie
59. Sunday Night is Fair by The French Kicks
60. Sunday Papers by Joe Jackson
61. Sunday Rain by Foo Fighters
62. Sunday Roast by Courtney Barnett
63. Sunny Sunday by Joni Mitchell

T

1. Tell Me on a Sunday by Marti Webb
2. 10:15 Saturday Night by The Cure
3. Thank God It’s Friday by Love and Kisses
4. Thursday by Pet Shop Boys
5. Thursday by Jess Glynne
6. Tuesday by IloveMakonnen
7. Tuesday’s Broken by Sugarland
8. Tuesday’s Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd

W-Z

1. Wednesday by the Royal Guardsmen
2. Wednesday Week by The Undertones
3. What Are You Doing Sunday? by Tony Orlando & Dawn
4. Where Is My Sunday Potato? by Arthur Lucan
5. Will You Be Staying After Sunday? by The Peppermint Rainbow
6. Working On Sunday by Gary LeVox
7. You’re My Sunday by Jessica Simpson


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