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.
The whole week
- 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 princeSont venus chez moi pour me serrer la pinceMais comme j'étais partiLe petit prince a ditPuisque c'est comme ça nous reviendrons mardi(Mardi matin...)("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 various Days of the Week songs taught in schools, usually to the tune of "Oh My Darling, Clementine," "Alouette" or "The Addams Family theme"
- "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).
- "Blue Monday", by Fats Domino, also done by Bob Seger among others.
- 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".
- "Here Comes The Weekend" by Dave Edmunds.
- The Easybeats, "Friday on My Mind". (Monday through Friday)
- 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:
- "Lady Madonna" (Except Saturday).
- "She's Leaving Home" (Wednesday and Friday only) (from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band).
- Visual: The singalong for "Eight Days a Week" on the Beatles' cartoon show ends with a picture of a girl representing each day of the week. When it gets to a picture of an eighth girl, a question mark is shown next to it.
- 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. Also, many versions end with a jab at the supposedly inferior ardor of Englishmen.
- 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.
- Music/TISM "Garbage"
Monday night is 50s night
Tuesday night is 60s night
Wednesday night is 70s night
Friday night is Thursday night—
- 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.
- "Police on My Back", originally by The Equals, later Covered Up by The Clash:
"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.
- A J-rock example: "Weekend Magic" by BIGMAMA. Though it uses English words for the days of the week.
- 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".
- There's another children's song to the tune of the theme song from The Addams Family
Days of the week (snap snap)Days of the week (snap snap)Days of the week, days of the week, days of the week (snap snap)There's Sunday and there's MondayThere's Tuesday and there's WednesdayThere's Thursday and there's FridayAnd then there's Saturday
- "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" from Transformer (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. Trivia
- T-Bone Walker's blues standard "Call it Stormy Monday"
- Stereophonics' "You're My Star". Only Saturday is not mentioned.
- "Days of the Week" by Stone Temple Pilots
- "Mix Up, Mix Up" from Bob Marley's Confrontation
They're so much stumbling blocks right in-a our wayMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, FridayThere's so much wanting, so much gaining, so much have done
- "Here Comes That Sound Again", a 1979 disco club hit by Love De-Luxe. ("When Monday comes around I'm always feelin' low"..."Tuesday is a drag"..."Wednesday lets me down"..."Thursday gets around"..."But Friday is my friend because I know that soon it's gonna be Saturday")
- Avicii's "Waiting for Love" lists all seven days: he's heartbroken Monday through Wednesday, waiting for love on Thursday, partying on Friday and Saturday, and then on Sunday waiting for love again.
- "Forever Works for Me (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)" by Neal McCoy:
I can see you Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, how 'bout Friday night?
We might as well spend the weekend getting all our plans just right
'Cause now that I know together works for you, forever works for me
- "Days of the Week" by Charlotte Martin.
- In Miwa Gemini's "I'm Better Off Without You", the bridge lists how her relationship fluctuates from day to day over the course of an average week.
- "Monday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Friday" is an Imperial Japanese Navy (and later Maritime Self Defense Forces) song extolling the work ethic of Japanese seamen. The title ironically originated from a navy lieutenant's grumbling about how they never got a break on the weekends.
- "Hanging Out the Linen Clothes" is similar to "Mulberry Bush," with the titular garments being washed on Monday, hung on Tuesday, etc.
- One version of "This Little Light of Mine":
Monday gave me the gift of love,
Tuesday peace came from above,
Wednesday told me to have more faith,
Thursday gave me a little more grace,
Friday told me to watch and pray,
Saturday told me just what to say,
Sunday gave me the power divine
To let my little light shine.
- The Moonglows' "See Saw".
Monday, it's a huggin' and a kissin'
And Tuesday, somethin' I've been missin'
Wednesday, ev'rything is fine
Thursday, you done changed your mind
Friday, it's the day we make up
Saturday, the day we break up
Sunday, things are goin' all right
Monday, you want to start up fightin'
- The Stylistics' "Funky Weekend" mentions Monday through Friday.
- In Mick Jackson's "Weekend" the chorus chants "Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday night."
- Einstürzende Neubauten has "Mo Di Mi Do Fr Sa So."
- "A Good Day is Hard to Find" by Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbot runs through every day of the week, and why they all suck. Even the weekend.
- Hulk Hogan in a Japanese commercial for... a heater? or something? Also apparently the week has two Thursdays.
Specific days of the week
- "Tell Me On a Sunday" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical... Tell Me On a 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 from War
- "Gloomy Sunday", the infamous "Hungarian suicide song" that has been Covered Up by Billie Holiday and others.
- "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" and "Sunday Morning," by Spanky and Our Gang.
- The Velvet Underground has "Sunday Morning" from The Velvet Underground & Nico (Sunday and Monday).
- "Blue Sunday" by The Doors.
- Sunday by David Bowie.
- That Sunday, That Summer by Nat King Cole.
- "Dimanche à Orly" - Gilber Bécaud note
- "Put on Your Sunday Clothes" from Hello, Dolly!.
- "Sunday Morning Coming Down" (written by Kris Kristofferson; best known for Johnny Cash's cover version).
- "Whiskey on a Sunday" by the Dubliners and several others.
- "Immer wieder sonntags" by German duo Cindy and Bert. (The title was so iconic way back then that a music show took the title.)
- "Sunday Morning Nightmare" by Sham 69.
- "Manic Monday" by The Bangles (Sunday and Monday).
- The Mamas and Papas, "Monday, Monday".
- "Blue Monday" by New Order (available on Power, Corruption & Lies)
- "Rainy Days and Mondays" by Carpenters.
- "Monday Monday Monday" by Tegan & Sara.
- The Boomtown Rats' "I Don't Like Mondays".
- "Monday Will Never Be The Same" by Hüsker Dü.
- "Every Monday Morning Comes" by Suede.
- "Monday Morning" by Death Cab for Cutie.
- "Bombs on Monday" by Melanie Martinez.
- "Monday Morning" by Fleetwood Mac (Monday and Friday).
- "Tuesday Afternoon" by The Moody Blues.
- "Tuesday's Gone" by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
- "Ruby Tuesday" from Between the Buttons by The Rolling Stones.
- "Everything's Tuesday" by the Chairmen of the Board.
- "Groovy Tuesday" by the Smithereens
- "Tuesday Morning" by The Pogues.
- "Casimir Pulaski Day" by Sufjan Stevens (mentions Tuesday, Sunday and, implicitly, Monday).
- "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" by Katy Perry.
- "Come Friday" by Aaron Tippin. It had an alternate mix called "It's Friday", intended to be played only on Fridays.
- A special case is "Suds & Soda" by dEUS from Worst Case Scenario, which shouts the word "Friday!" as background vocals at various points throughout the song.
- Friday by Rebecca Black is one of the most famous modern examples of a "Day of the week" song. "Friday! Friday! Gotta get down on Friday!"
- German singer Reinhard Mey pokes fun at the usual superstition in "Ankomme Freitag der 13.". After all Disaster Dominoes have fallen - it turns out it's actually Thursday 12th.
- "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.
- "Saturday" by Soulwax
- "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).
- "Saturday Night" from Whigfield.
- 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.
- "Saturday Clothes" by Gordon Lightfoot.
- "Everybody Loves Saturday Night" by, among others, the New Christy Minstrels.
- "Let's Kill Saturday Night" by Robbie Fulks (also recorded by, among others, 5 Chinese Brothers and Pinmonkey)
- "Sunless Saturday" by Fishbone.
- "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.
- "Joe Harper Saturday Morning" by Van Morrison.
- "Dancin' (On a Saturday Night)" by Barry Blue.
- "Juke Box Saturday Night" by Glenn Miller.
- The Velvet Undergrounds "All Tomorrow's Parties" from The Velvet Underground & Nico (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).
- The old folk song "In the Jailhouse Now", heard in O Brother, Where Art Thou?: "I found out last Monday, he got caught last Sunday..."
- "Cruel War" by Peter, Paul and Mary (Sunday and Monday).
- "Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday on Saturday Night?" by Al Jolson (Saturday and Sunday).
- "It Sure Is Monday" by Mark Chesnutt:
I had a ball Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
But it's all over now and it sure is Monday
- Jimmy Buffett's "Come Monday" is almost a pure Monday song, but for one mention of wanting to go hiking on Tuesday.
- "Weekend Love" by Chicken Shack:
From Monday to Thursday you can't be found
From Friday to Sunday you're always hangin' around
- "Chain Gang Bound" by Josh White and his Carolinians:
'Twas on a Monday, Monday I was 'rrested
And on a Tuesday, Tuesday I was tried
And on a Wednesday, Wednesday I was sentenced
And on a Thursday, lordy on a Thursday chain gang bound
- "Saturday Is the Loneliest Night of the Week" by Frank Sinatra (Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday).