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April 15, 2014 / bloggenstatt

A Week’s Worth of Songs

This is a list of seven songs with days of their week in the title, which I would actually recommend to people. This isn’t an incredibly inspired idea, but it is a good collection of songs. Wednesday and Thursday do not receive anywhere near as much songwriting attention as other days of the week, but there are still some excellent songs with those days in their title. Alternatively, you could also just listen to the Happy Days theme song every day of the week.

1. The Velvet Underground- “Sunday Morning“: This is one of the prettiest songs The Velvets ever released. It slowly twinkles its way into existence, and it coupled with “I’m Waiting for the Man” to give The Velvet Underground & Nicco a fantastic 1-2 punch.

2. New Order- “Blue Monday”: This never ending early dance anthem is the biggest selling 12” of all-time, which is pretty incredibly. It definitely provides a kick in the pants everyone needs on Monday.

3. The Rolling Stones- “Ruby Tuesday”: On the surface this is a short, simple song about fleeting romance with a free spirit. It’s easy enough to appreciate it at that level, but it also has an interesting back story. In Keith Richards’ autobiography Life, Richards claims the song is about an ex-girlfriend, who had taken up drugs and Jimi Hendrix.

Oddly, there are at least 10 good songs about Tuesday, including songs by The Pogues and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

4.Charles Mingus- “Wednesday Night Prayer”: While researching for this article, it became apparent Hump Day doesn’t serve as a muse to many. However, this driving, bluesy cut from Jazz great, Charles Mingus, is excellent .

5. The Weekend- “Thursday”: Thursday’s field of competition was even narrower than Wednesday’s, but  Thor can be proud this spacey, impassioned R&B takes its name from the day named after him, even if it isn’t particularly thunderous.

6.Spider Bags- “Friday Night“: While songs by The Cure or Rebecca Black are undoubtedly more famous, Spider Bags’ brand of disheveled debauchery is absolutely fitting for the wildest night of the week.

7. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart- “Come Saturday“: This song is from fantastic self-titled debut from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. It’s a jangly, shoe gaze-y pop song about the joys of a simple night in with someone. Despite being entendre-laden, this excellent song’s sentiments are actually sweet.

Bonus Song: The Beatles- “Eight Days a Week“: This is an absolute layup.

 

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