Songs about Monday
Here is a list of songs that are about Monday, or at least have Monday in their titles.
- Sunday, Monday, or Always by Bing Crosby
- Call it Stormy Monday by T-Bone Walker
- Blue Monday by Fats Domino
- Monday Monday by The Mamas and Papas
- Rainy Days and Mondays by The Carpenters
- Come Monday by Jimmy Buffet
- Monday Morning by Fleetwood Mac
- I Don't Like Mondays by the Boomtown Rats
- Blue Monday by New Order
- Manic Monday by The Bangles
- New Moon on Monday by Duran Duran
- Other Monday Songs
Sunday, Monday, or Always by Bing Crosby
Released in 1943, Sunday Monday, or Always, was interestingly enough made during a musicians strike at the time. Frank Sinatra also recorded the same song during the same strike. Both had to use background vocals as music. And you thought rappers were the first!
Call it Stormy Monday by T-Bone Walker
Released in 1947, Call it Stormy Monday was one of the most covered Monday songs, it also is known under the name Stormy Monday and Call it Stormy Monday (but Tuesday is just as bad). This song has been recorded many times from artists such as B.B. King, to the Allman Brothers, and Jethro Tull.
Blue Monday by Fats Domino
Released in 1956, Blue Monday by Fats Domino became one of the first Rhythm and Blues (R&B) songs to hit the pop charts. Not to be confused with Blue Monday by New Order as listed below which is a totally different song.
Monday Monday by The Mamas and Papas
Released in 1966. It would seem that this song spawned a dislike for the day when it suggested that Mondays could not be trusted. Perhaps. As a note about the song, listen close and you will hear a false finish, a pause that teases the listener.
Rainy Days and Mondays by The Carpenters
Released in 1971. Interestingly enough the B side of the single Rainy Days and Mondays is the song “Saturday”. This is another song which talks about Mondays as being depressing. Not so good when you look at an event that happened a few years later, (see I Don't Like Mondays).
Come Monday by Jimmy Buffet
Released in 1974, Come Monday was written by Jimmy to his wife while he was on tour. It soon became one of his popular standards but is not as well known as some of his other hits.
Monday Morning by Fleetwood Mac
This 1975 song is generally considered a relationship song, about being unable to commit to a relationship, which makes it only a slightly bit better song for Monday than the majority on the list so far.
I Don't Like Mondays by the Boomtown Rats
Released in October 1979 this song recounts a true story. On January of that year 16-year old Brenda Spencer shot at a group of children arriving for school in San Diego. She killed the school principal who was attempting to rescue the kids, as well she killed a school custodian who in turn was trying to help save the principal. She shot and wounded eight children and police officer. She was asked why she did it, and remarked “Because I don't like Mondays.”. As a side note Brenda was up for parole August 2009, which was denied.
Blue Monday by New Order
Recorded in 1982, and released in 1983. Blue Monday is noted for being nearly seven and a half minutes long, and is also considered the best selling 12inch record of all time. It was a popular club dance song of its time. A little background on the band may explain the title. New Order use to be Joy Division, fronted by Ian Curtis, who killed himself just before they were suppose to go on tour. The tour departure was to start on a Monday.
Manic Monday by The Bangles
Written by Prince in 1984, it was released by The Bangles in 1986. Singing to the strife of getting to work on time and suffering through the work week, this song again, is down on Monday. The song wishes for Sunday, since it's a fun day, but perhaps if the fun day were moved to Tuesday, then getting to work on time Monday morning might not seem like such an effort.
New Moon on Monday by Duran Duran
Released in January 1984. This song was just beginning to find its success when, pardon the lunar pun, it was eclipsed by their next release, The Reflex.
Other Monday Songs
Monday, Monday, Monday by Tegan and Sara. Released in 2003.
Mayonnaise Taco Monday by Five Iron Frenzy. Released in 2003.
Monday Morning Church by Allan Jackson. Released in 2004, proving that even country artists are familiar with the day Monday.
Permanent Monday by Gordon Sparks. Released in 2007.