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"Days of the Week" Song
A List Song
(or poem) that lists the days of the week. Typically, it'll list all seven of them, saying a little something about each of them.
- Monday's Child:
Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace...
- Solomon Grundy, born on a Monday...
- French example:
Lundi matin, le roi, la reine et le p'tit prince
Sont venus chez moi pour me serrer la pince
Mais comme j'étais parti
Le petit prince a dit
Puisque c'est comme ça nous reviendrons mardi
("Monday morning, the king, the queen, and the little prince came to my place to shake my hand. But since I was out, the little prince said, If that's the way it is, we'll come back on Tuesday." etc.)
The last verse (Dimanche matin...) ends Puisque c'est comme ça, nous ne reviendrons plus ("If that's the way it is, we won't come back anymore").
- "The Two Hunchbacks" (#90 in Calvino's Italian Folktales) includes a verse of this type.
- David Bowie - "Thursday's Child"
- The Cure - "Friday I'm in Love" (see cover image)
- Bob Seger - "Blue Monday"
- John Frusciante - "Wednesday's Song"
- The Shirelles - "I Met Him On A Sunday"
- Bruce Springsteen - "Seven Nights To Rock"
- Frank Sinatra - "Sunday, Monday or Always"
- Supe & The Sandwiches - "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Night"
- The Happy Days theme song
- Queen's "Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon". Also "In Only Seven Days".
- The Easybeats, "Friday on my Mind"
- The Fat Boys - "Burger Pattern" lists Monday-Thursday and implies that today is Friday.
- They Might Be Giants - "Seven Days of the Week (I Never Go To Work)"
- The Beatles:
- Craig David - "7 Days"
- Cab City Combo - "Days of the Weak"
- "I'll Always Remember The Song" from The Musical Romance/Romance. The characters relate how they go to see an outdoor band every night for a week and keep hearing the same polka tune (and falling in love to it).
- Black Eyed Peas - "I Gotta Feeling"
- The classic jazz hit "Sunday Kind of Love".
- Older Than Radio: Billy Murray recorded a song around 1909, "The Rest Of The Week She's Mine", in which his girl was busy every day - "Saturday she teaches, Sunday she preaches / but the rest of the week, she's mine!"
- The Happiness Boys' 1928 song "She's The Sweetheart Of Six Other Guys" has a chorus about the clothes that this "flapper" wears on the various days of the week. The singer takes solace in the ostentation of his sweetie - "But those furs and that ring didn't cost me a thing / 'cause she's the sweetheart of six other guys".
- Shonen Knife's "One Week."
- "Never on Sunday"
- The Swedish Gesällvisan ("Journeyman's Song") which describes how said journeyman does absolutely nothing for the entire week.
- The classic pub song, "Seven Drunken Nights". Usually, it limits itself to five actual verses in CD recordings, but it's a safe bet that the narrator got especially sloshed on the remaining two.
- That, and the other two are really, really bawdy. Short and bowlderized, he catches her in the act.
- Gamma Ray - "Opportunity"
- "Six Days" by DJ Shadow.
- "Judy Blue Eyes" by Crosby, Stills & Nash uses five of them during the "what have you got to lose" section.
- Electric Light Orchestra's "The Diary of Horace Wimp".
- The J. Geils Band's "Freeze Frame", mentioning Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
- Ashlee Simpson's "Pieces of Me" goes from Monday to Wednesday.
- The theme song to the One Saturday Morning block on ABC.
- Tripod had one (most likely a parody of Craig David's "7 Days") - it got cut off pretty quickly though:
- The Monkees recorded a song called "Saturday's Child" with each day of the week representing a different type of girl. Excerpt: "If you love a Wednesday/You'll live your life apart now/and if you love a Thursday/she's gonna break your heart so/I'm in love with Saturday's Child!"
- Although the days are (obviously) listed in another language, the song "weeeek" by the Johnnys Jimusho boyband NEWS definitely qualifies.
- MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, PARTY!
- "The Story of my Old Man" by Good Charlotte
- "Blue Monday", by Fats Domino.
- The Clash, "Police on My Back"
"Running Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday/What have I done, what have I done?"
- "Your Chosen Misery" by Warrel Dane
- Mandy Moore's "I Could Break Your Heart Any Day Of The Week". Appropriately.
- "Days of the Week" by Stone Temple Pilots.
- Flanders and Swann's The Gasman Cometh. Monday morning the gasman comes to fix a pipe handle, but tears up the floorboards in the process, forcing the singer to call in the carpenter next day, who shorts out the lights...
- "Happy Birthday to Me" by Bulldog Mansion, from the second episode of There she is!! Even though most of the song is in Korean, the days of the week are in English.
- "Friday I'll Be Over You" by Allison Iraheta ("Monday, Tuesday we were cool / Wednesday, I found out 'bout you / Cause Friday I'll be over you")
- "Friday Night" by S Club 7 ("Monday, Tuesday come and go / Wednesday, Thursday sometimes slow / Friday comes, just like a dream / We'll party until it's time to leave")
- Several Christian songs about praising the Lord "every day of the week". An example that comes to mind is the Hokkien song "Jin Jian Hor" (It's So Good).
- A J-pop example: "Glamorous Sky" by Mika Nakashima
- Another J-pop example: "Bounce with Me" by DJ OZMA
- Lorrie Morgan, "Except for Monday" ("I'm on a big roll now / Except for Monday, which was never good anyway / Tuesday, I get a little sideways / Wednesday, I feel better just for spite...").
- Chris Cagle's "What a Beautiful Day" is a variant, listing off various days in a relationship ("Day one, I stumbled through hello on Fifth Avenue / Day two, we grabbed a bite to eat and talked all afternoon...")
- Mary J. Blige's "Seven Days".
- Simon & Garfunkel's "Why Don't You Write Me?" (Monday-Friday)
- A children's song sung to the tune of "My Darling Clementine".
- "Seven-Day Fool" by Jully Black
- "Hard to Get" by Starclub ("Monday monday go away...I'm sick and tired of Tuesdays, Wednesdays could be better...wet and windy Thursday, one more day 'til Friday")
- Rebecca Black's infamous "Friday" and its sequel, "Saturday".
- "I will love you Monday (365 days of the year)" by Aura Dione
- Bon Jovi - Someday I'll be Saturday Night.
- The Darkness has "Friday Night," which covers all but the weekend.
- The Living End - Long Live the Weekend.
- In show example, Kids Incorporated song "I Like the Weekends."
- The Academy Is... - His Girl Friday
- "Seven Days of the Week" by Grandaddy (performing as Arm of Roger)
- The classic Filipino song "Isang Linggong Pag-ibig" (One Week Love) by Imelda Papin
- Reel 2 Real's "Conway"
- Fruits Punch - Sore yuke! Oha March
- Space's 'Diary Of A Wimp'
- The beginning of The Who's Armenia City in the Sky.
- Johnny Cash and his song "I Got Stripes":
One, two, three... On a Monday, I was arrested; on a Tuesday, they put me in a cell; on a Wednesday, my trial was attested; on a Thursday, they said Guilty and the judge's gavel fell...
- The Bluetones' Solomon Bites The Worm (Solomon being the up top mentioned Solomon Grundy, of course).
- Robby Roadsteamer's "I've Got Six Days To Cheat", about cheating on a girlfriend six days a week with a different girl each day. It covers every day except Sunday. Although the line for one day strays from that ostensible topic entirely: "Thursday I wash my balls in the sink!".
- In "Tired of Sex," Weezer mentions a different girl for each day of the week: "Monday night, I'm making Jen. Tuesday night, I'm making Lyn..."
- Conan O Brien's "Friday" parody, "Thursday", teaches that Thursday comes one day before Friday, one day after Wednesday, and one week before Thursday.
- Tuesday's Child by All About Eve.
- Sting combines it with Uncommon Time in "Seven Days".
- "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush," with clothes being washed on Monday, ironed on Tuesday and so on.
- "There are Seven Days" from Barney & Friends, a song about learning the days of the week.
- Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love" (Lyric: "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday to Thursday with Harry, Mark and John")
- The Replacements' "Love You Till Friday" also mentions Saturday.
- 1980s R&B singer Cherrelle's "Saturday Love". ("Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Love"; also, "Never on Sunday, Monday's too soon, Tuesday and Wednesday just won't do...")
- "Every Day Of The Week," a 1957 tune by the Students.
- Hulk Hogan in a Japanese commercial for.. a heater? or something? Also apparently the week has two Thursdays.
Songs mentioning only one or two days of the week:
- "Manic Monday" by The Bangles (Sunday and Monday)
- The Mamas and Papas, "Monday, Monday" (Monday)
- "Blue Monday" by New Order
- "Rainy Days and Mondays" by Carpenters
- "Monday Monday Monday" by Tegan & Sara
- "Tuesday Afternoon" by The Moody Blues
- "Tuesday's Gone" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- "Ruby Tuesday" by The Rolling Stones
- "Wednesday" by Tori Amos
- "Another Saturday Night" by Sam Cooke (later covered by Cat Stevens)
- "Saturday Nite" by Blitzen Trapper
- "Saturday in the Park" by Chicago
- "Saturday" by Rachael Cantu.
- "A Roller Skating Jam Named 'Saturdays'" by De La Soul
- Elton John, "Saturday Night's All Right (for Fighting)" (Saturday)
- The Bay City Rollers' "Saturday Night" (S! A! T-U-R! D-A-Y! NIGHT!)
- Cold Chisel - "Saturday Night" (Saturday and Sunday)
- "Tell Me On a Sunday" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical... Tell Me On a Sunday. (Sunday)
- "Easy (Like Sunday Morning)" by The Commodores
- "Sunday Morning" by Maroon5
- The (Little) Rascals' "Groovin'" (...on a Sunday afternoon...)
- "Sunday Best" by Washington
- "Pleasant Valley Sunday" by The Monkees
- "Sunday Bloody Sunday" by U2
- "Gloomy Sunday", the infamous "Hungarian suicide song" that has been Covered Up by Billie Holiday and others
- "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" by Spanky and Our Gang.
- The Beatles - "Eight Days a Week"
- The Velvet Underground has two on their first album (The Velvet Underground and Nico):
- "Sunday Morning" (Sunday and Monday)
- "All Tomorrow's Parties" (Thursday and Sunday)
- "Seven Days a Week" from Scooby-Doo surprisingly only names Saturday and Monday.
- The Gershwins' "The Man I Love" (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday).
- "Saturday Night" from Whigfield
- The Boomtown Rats' "I Don't Like Mondays".
- The old folk song "In the Jailhouse Now": "I found out last Monday, he got caught last Sunday..."
- Deconstructed by Wade Bowen's "Saturday Night", in which he asks, "So why does everybody love Saturday night?" because with his broken heart, he sure isn't enjoying it.
- "Sabado Nights" (Saturday Nights), a song by 90's Filipino rock band Rizal Underground
- "Everything's Tuesday" by the Chairmen of the Board.
- Bomb the Music Industry! has "Wednesday Night Drinkball."
- "Saturday Clothes" by Gordon Lightfoot.
- "Cruel War" by Peter, Paul and Mary. "Tomorrow is Sunday, Monday is the day/When your captain will call you, and you must obey..."
- "The Ballad of Mack the Knife" from The Threepenny Opera. "On the sidewalk Sunday morning/Lies a body oozing life..."
- "Everybody Loves Saturday Night" by, among others, the New Christy Minstrels.
- "Goodnight Irene" by Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter. "Last Saturday night I got married..."
- "Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday on Saturday Night?" by Al Jolson.
- "Hot Patootie/Bless My Soul" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. "Whatever happened to a Saturday night..."
- "Bed of Roses" by the Statler Brothers. "She found me outside one Sunday morning/Begging money from a man I didn't know..."
- "Let's Kill Saturday Night" by Robbie Fulks (also recorded by, among others, 5 Chinese Brothers and Pinmonkey)
- "Sunless Saturday" by Fishbone.
- "Monday Will Never Be The Same" by Hüsker Dü.
- "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" by Katy Perry.
- "Groovy Tuesday" by the Smithereens
- "Saturday Night Fever" by the Lordz of Brooklyn.
- "Saturday Night At The Movies" by the Drifters.
- "Saturday Night" by the Eagles, later covered by Billy Dean.
- "Come Friday" by Aaron Tippin. It had an alternate mix called "It's Friday", intended to be played only on Fridays.