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"Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday, to-day it is Friday, Friday... Tomorrow is Saturday, and Sunday comes afterwards..."
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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.


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The whole week

    Nursery Rhymes 
  • 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
    (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"
    Folktales 
  • "The Two Hunchbacks" (#90 in Calvino's Italian Folktales) includes a verse of this type.

    Songs 
  • 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.
  • "Blue Monday" by Fats Domino, also done by Bob Seger among others.
  • "Burger Pattern" by The Fat Boys lists Monday-Thursday and implies that today is Friday.
  • "Days of the Weak" by Cab City Combo.
  • "The Diary of Horace Wimp" by Electric Light Orchestra references events on all days but Saturday.
  • "Freeze Frame" by The J. Geils Band, mentioning Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
  • "Friday I'm in Love" by The Cure (see cover image).
  • "Friday on My Mind" by The Easybeats (Monday through Friday).
  • "Garbage" by Music/TISM
    Monday night is 50s night
    Tuesday night is 60s night
    Wednesday night is 70s night
    Friday night is Thursday night—
  • Gesällvisan ("Journeyman's Song"), a Swedish song which describes how said journeyman does absolutely nothing for the entire week.
  • The Happy Days theme song.
  • "Here Comes The Weekend" by Dave Edmunds.
  • "I Gotta Feeling" by Black Eyed Peas.
  • "I Met Him On A Sunday" by The Shirelles.
  • "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).
  • "Judy Blue Eyes" by Crosby, Stills & Nash uses five of them during the "what have you got to lose" section.
  • MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, PARTY!
  • "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Night" by Supe & The Sandwiches.
  • "Never on Sunday".
  • The One Saturday Morning theme song to the block on ABC.
  • "One Week" by Shonen Knife.
  • "Opportunity" by Gamma Ray.
  • "Pieces of Me" by Ashlee Simpson goes from Monday to Wednesday.
  • Queen:
    • "Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon".
    • "In Only Seven Days".
  • "The Rest Of The Week She's Mine". Older Than Radio: Billy Murray recorded the song around 1909, in which his girl was busy every day — "Saturday she teaches, Sunday she preaches / but the rest of the week, she's mine!"
  • "Saturday's Child" by The Monkees, 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!"
  • "7 Days" by Craig David.
    • Tripod had one (most likely a parody of Craig David's "7 Days") — it got cut off pretty quickly though:
    Met my baby on a Monday
    Dumped the body on a Tuesday
    Went to the movies on a Wednesday
    Went to the movies on a Thursday
    Went to the movies on a Friday—
  • "Seven Days of the Week (I Never Go To Work)" by They Might Be Giants.
  • "Seven Drunken Nights", the classic pub song. 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.
    • There are several German versions of "Seven Drunken Nights". The most well-known one is "Trunkenbold", originally by Klaus & Klaus (actually only sung by Klaus Büchner), later Covered Up by Torfrock (still with the same Klaus Büchner singing the choruses).
  • "Seven Nights To Rock" by Bruce Springsteen.
  • "She's The Sweetheart Of Six Other Guys" by The Happiness Boys. The 1928 song 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".
  • "Six Days" by DJ Shadow.
  • "The Story of my Old Man" by Good Charlotte.
  • "Sunday, Monday or Always" by Frank Sinatra.
  • "Sunday Kind of Love". The classic jazz hit.
  • "Thursday's Child" by David Bowie.
  • "Wednesday's Song" by John Frusciante.
  • "weeeek" by the Johnnys Jimusho boyband NEWS. Although the days are (obviously) listed in another language, the song definitely qualifies.
  • "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.
  • "I Could Break Your Heart Any Day Of The Week" by Mandy Moore. Appropriately.
  • "Days of the Week" by Stone Temple Pilots.
  • "The Gasman Cometh" by Flanders and Swann. 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).
  • "Glamorous Sky" by Mika Nakashima. A J-pop example.
  • "Bounce with Me" by DJ OZMA. Another J-pop example.
  • "Weekend Magic" by BIGMAMA. A J-rock example. Though it uses English words for the days of the week.
  • "Except for Monday" by Lorrie Morgan. ("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...").
  • "What a Beautiful Day" by Chris Cagle 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...")
  • "Seven Days" by Mary J. Blige.
  • "Why Don't You Write Me?" by Simon & Garfunkel (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 Monday
    There's Tuesday and there's Wednesday
    There's Thursday and there's Friday
    And then there's Saturday
  • "Seven-Day Fool" by Jully Black.
  • "Seven Nights to Rock" by Nick Lowe
  • "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.
  • "Someday I'll Be Saturday Night" by Bon Jovi.
  • "Friday Night" by The Darkness which covers all but the weekend.
  • "Long Live the Weekend" by The Living End.
  • "I Like the Weekends", an in show example on Kids Incorporated.
  • "Days of the Week" from The Sunny Side Up Show Sunny Side Up.
  • "His Girl Friday" by The Academy Is...... .
  • "Seven Days of the Week" by Grandaddy (performing as Arm of Roger).
  • "Isang Linggong Pag-ibig" (One Week Love) by Imelda Papin. The classic Filipino song.
  • "Conway" by Reel 2 Real.
  • "Sore Yuke! Oha March" by Fruits Punch.
  • "Diary Of A Wimp" by Space.
  • "Armenia City in the Sky" by The Who.
  • "I Got Stripes" by Johnny Cash:
    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...
  • "Solomon Bites The Worm" by The Bluetones (Solomon being the up top mentioned Solomon Grundy, of course).
  • "I've Got Six Days To Cheat" by Robby Roadsteamer, 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!".
  • "Tired of Sex" by Weezer mentions a different girl for each day of the week: "Monday night, I'm making Jen. Tuesday night, I'm making Lyn..."
  • "Thursday", a "Friday" parody by Conan O'Brien, teaches that Thursday comes one day before Friday, one day after Wednesday, and one week before Thursday.
  • "Tuesday's Child" by All About Eve.
  • "Seven Days" by Sting combines it with Uncommon Time.
  • "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.
  • "Satellite of Love" by Lou Reed from Transformer (Lyric: "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday to Thursday with Harry, Mark and John.")
  • "Love You Till Friday" by The Replacements also mentions Saturday.
  • "Saturday Love" by 1980s R&B singer Cherrelle. ("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 
  • "Call it Stormy Monday" by T-Bone Walker, a blues standard.
  • "You're My Star" by Stereophonics. 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 way
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    There'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")
  • "Waiting for Love" by Avicii 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.
  • "I'm Better Off Without You" by Miwa Gemini. 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.
  • "This Little Light of Mine", in one version:
    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.
  • "See Saw" by The Moonglows:
    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'
  • "Funky Weekend" by The Stylistics mentions Monday through Friday.
  • "Weekend" by Mick Jackson has the chorus chant "Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday night."
  • "Mo Di Mi Do Fr Sa So" by Einstürzende Neubauten.
  • "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.
  • "Sunday" by Buster states that the other six days of the week suck because Sunday is the only time the narrator gets to see his girlfriend.
  • "Finally Friday" by George Jones (also cut by Earl Thomas Conley) mentions Monday through Friday.
  • "God Bless Saturday" by Kid Rock states that Monday through Friday suck because of work and Saturday is the one bright spot in the entire week.
  • "0 week old" from PriPara has a verse where Falulu lists the days of the week and what she does on each day.
  • "Oh, wann kommst du?" by Daliah Lavi, one of her biggest hits in German with in which she rattles down all seven days of the week in one go several times.
  • "Pizza Day" by The Aquabats!, an anthem about school lunches.
    Monday, hotdogs
    Tuesday, tacos
    Wednesday, hamburgers and chocolate milk
    Thursday, sloppy joes and burritos in a bag
    Friday was pizza day, the best day of the week
    It always came with salad and a side of cold green beans
  • "Saturday" by Twenty One Pilots mentions Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and, of course, Saturday.
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  • Hulk Hogan in a Japanese commercial for... a heater? or something? Also apparently the week has two Thursdays.

Specific days of the week

    Sunday 
  • "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.
  • "What Are You Doing Sunday" by Tony Orlando & Dawn.
  • "Another Park, Another Sunday" by the Doobie Brothers.
  • "Everyday is Like Sunday" by Morrisey.
  • "Lazy Sunday Afternoon" by the Small Faces.
  • "On a Sunday Afternoon" by Lighter Shade of Brown (Sunday and Monday).
  • "Raining on Sunday" by Radney Foster (Sunday and Monday).
  • "Sunday Girl" by Blondie.
  • "Sunday in the South" by Shenandoah.
  • "Sunday's Best" by Elvis Costello.
  • "That's What I Love About Sunday" by Craig Morgan.
  • "Loving You Sunday Morning" by the Scorpions.
  • "Beautiful Sunday" by Daniel Boone.
  • "Another Sunday Morning" by Black Raven.
  • "Sunday Morning People" by the Honey Cone.
  • "Black Sunday" by Jethro Tull.
  • "Sunday's Secret" (Nichiyoubi no Himitsu) by HoneyWorks.

    Monday 

    Tuesday 
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    Wednesday 
  • "Wednesday" by Tori Amos.
  • Bomb the Music Industry! has "Wednesday Night Drinkball."
  • "A Wednesday Car" by Johnny Cash.
  • "Wednesday's Child" by Matt Monro (Wednesday and Friday).
  • "A Wednesday in Your Garden" by The Guess Who.
  • "Any Wednesday" by The Royal Guardsmen.
  • "Wednesday's Promises by HoneyWorks.

    Thursday 
  • "Thursday" by Morphine.
  • "Thursday" by Pet Shop Boys.
  • "(Thursday) Here's Why I Did Not Go to Work Today" by Harry Nilsson. He lists the other days, but the song is about how "Thursday's surreptitiously unique."
  • "Thursday" by EXO-CBX.

    Friday 
  • "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.
  • "Black Friday" by Steely Dan.
  • "Aloha Friday" by Kimo Kahoano (Monday and Friday).
  • "Friday Night in Dixie" by Rhett Akins.
  • "Friday's Good Mornings" (Kinyoubi no Ohayou) by HoneyWorks.

    Saturday 
  • "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)".
  • 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.
  • "Louisiana Saturday Night" by Mel McDaniel.
  • "American Saturday Night" by Brad Paisley.
  • "Small Town Saturday Night" by Hal Ketchum.
  • "Weapon for Saturday" by LOLO.
  • "Almost Saturday Night" by John Fogerty.
  • "Saturday Night Fish Fry" by Louis Jordan.
  • "One More Saturday Night" by The Grateful Dead.
  • "Saturday Night Out" by the Searchers.
  • "Saturday Night Didn't Happen" by Reparata and the Delrons (Saturday and Sunday).

    Mixed 
  • The Velvet Underground’s "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).
  • "Will You Be Staying After Sunday" by Peppermint Rainbow (Sunday, Monday and Friday).
  • "I Don't Have to Be Me ('Til Monday)" by Steve Azar:
    I don't have to be me till Monday
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    I ain't gonna face reality
  • "Long Monday" by John Prine (Friday through Monday).
  • "Tuesday Night" by the Josh Abbott Band (Monday, Tuesday and Friday).
  • "Love You Till Tuesday" by David Bowie (Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday).
  • "Someday I'll Be Saturday Night" by Bon Jovi (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday).
  • "Friday" by Riton and Nightcrawlers featuring Mufasa and Hypeman with uncredited vocals by Samantha Harper (Friday, Saturday, Sunday).
  • "Hello Monday" by Gaelic Storm ("Paid on Thursday, Gone by Sunday, Hello Monday, here we go again")

 
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Manic Monday

"It's just another Manic Monday.

I wish it were Sunday.

'Cause that's my fun-day.

My "I don't have to run" day.

It's just another manic monday."

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