Saturday, May 5, 2012

Songs for Every Day of the Week

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach

What if we had a whole list of songs for each day of the week?

During the last phase of stay at my previous work, my seatmate and I had a fun time counting our last days (because we resigned at the same time) that at some point, our counting down turned into a whole galore of picking songs that had the names of the week in the title.
I remember Wednesday being the toughest one to pick a song for, Friday as the easiest one (blame Rebecca Black for everything, even for the issues in Scarborough Shoal) and Monday was the funniest one, simply because The Carpenters has this song called "Rainy Days and Mondays".
It's not funny because the song is horrible but we found it funny because after singing some parts of it, we can't seem to get the melody out of heads anymore. You know what they say about last song syndrome.
Listen to The Carpenters' "Rainy Days and Mondays"

So yeah, since I have been doing a lot of music streaming lately, I decided to take up a whole blog entry with the list of songs that have week days in it.

Shall we?
Most people hate Mondays simply because it means going back to work or school (not me, I have always loved Mondays but not as much as I love the weekend).

"Manic Monday" by The Bangles [a classic song with light hating on Mondays; It's just another manic Monday. I wish it was Sunday.]
"Monday, Monday, Monday" by Tegan & Sara [another classic song I don't quite get but the melody is nice]
"Monday Morning "by Fleetwood Mac [my personal favorite Monday song simply because I love  Fleetwood Mac so much that I feel as if I was born in the wrong decade]

Monday Morning, Fleetwood Mac


Second day of the week, a little toned down; not quite as panic-inducing as Mondays. Better than yesterday but still, we all know tomorrow is better.

"Ruby Tuesday" by The Rolling Stones [they have to make this list although the song is so not about Tuesday because they are THE Rolling Stones and this song is written by THE Mick Jagger]
"Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)" by The Moody Blues [this could definitely qualify as a summer song]
"Tuesday Heartbreak" by Stevie Wonder [anything that is by the man himself, Stevie Wonder is pure genius, really]

Tuesday Heartbreak, Stevie Wonder


The time of the week where the glass both empty and full. Is it just two days away from the weekend or is it still two days away from the weekend? You be the judge.

"It's Already Wednesday" by Freya [pretty much the song of anyone who always feel as if the week just passes them by]
"Wednesday" by Drive By Truckers [a bittersweet one, though]
"Wednesday Morning" by America [from one of my all-time favorite bands, also from a great album]
Wednesday Morning, America

This is where we're all excited about Friday because Friday means last work/school day. I feel sad about Thursday sometimes, always looking forward to Friday. How about Mr. Thursday?

"Jersey Thursday" by Donovan [warning you: this is really vintage, but just as timelessly charming]
"Thursday Morning" by Giles Giles and Fripp [another classic but man, it never gets old... as old as it is]
"Thursday's Child" by David Bowie [simply because he is David Bowie]

Thursday's Child, David Bowie


This is where we all say, "Cheers to the freakin' weekend!" And no, Rebecca Black won't make this list.

"Good Friday" by The Black Crowes [a song that will always be in my library]
"Last Friday Night" by Katy Perry [contrary to the what you have in my mind, I'm 22 and despite my love for classics, I'll love me some Katy Perry]
"Friday I'm in Love" by The Cure [awesome song, period]

Friday I'm in Love, The Cure

Now, who's guilty of waking up late on Saturdays? No worries. You're certainly not alone. If I didn't have the pattern of putting songs with the week names in the titles, I would certainly list the whole sountrack of Saturday Night Fever here. I win at life.

"Saturday Nite" by Earth, Wind & Fire [I admit up until this day, I still dance to this song and I was born in the 90s this song was in the 70s]
"Saturday in the Park" by Chicago [everybody loves a Chicago from time to time]
"Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" by Elton John [because he is THE Elton John; one my all-time faves, too]

Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting, Elton John

 S U N D A Y

The most bittersweet day of the week, it's the weekend, yet tomorrow's Monday and we all know Monday is not sweet. Bring on the whining kids.

"A Sunday Kind of Love" by Etta James [have you heard her voice? like really heard it? it's awesome.]
"Sunday Morning" by The Velvet Underground [this song ties Queen's Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon; I just love Sunday mornings more than afternoons)
"Sunday Bloody Sunday" by U2 [I know, I know... of course!]

Sunday Bloody Sunday, U2

So, there goes your entire week! I know by now it's clear to you that my music ranges up back to the 70s, there are a few 60s here (the ones I found on research) but yeah, I was born in the 90s. Don't blame me for the age old songs, though. There aren't many songs like that these days. Thank you! *curtsy*


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