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43 Pop, Rock, and Country Songs About Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

Celebrate the weekdays of Manic Monday, Taco Tuesday, Wednesday (hump day), and Thursday with a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs.

Celebrate the weekdays of Manic Monday, Taco Tuesday, Wednesday (hump day), and Thursday with a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs.

Show These Weekdays Some Appreciation

When it comes to days of the week, Fridays and weekends are like the favorite child everyone clamors to spend time with. They are the social media–shareable, fun-filled center of our world. The other days of the week sulk in the background, feeling neglected, ugly, or maligned in comparison. (Try to find someone who loves Monday.)

Since weekdays are where the necessary stuff happens, why not give Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday a little bit of love with a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs to celebrate? We have a long list to start you off!

1. "Manic Monday" by The Bangles

Morning comes all too soon as the 6 o'clock alarm jolts the gal in this 1986 pop-rock tune awake from her comfy dream. While her mind is still stuck on wishing it was Sunday, this working woman knows she needs to kick it in gear and rush to the office. Her boss is eagerly awaiting there, ready to jumpstart the workweek. This global hit was one of the many songs that Prince penned for other artists.

2. "Thursday" by Jess Glynne

Thursday takes on all new meaning for this independent woman as she embraces her identity and practices self-love. The 2018 uptempo female empowerment song features a reflective narrator who plans to get back to basics this Thursday by dressing down, going sans makeup and spending the day by herself. She'll dance, sing, lay around just bathing in her loneliness, and will do whatever else she wants. The woman in this uptempo pop tune wants to feel beautiful inside her own skin simply because she is enough.

3. "Tuesday" by ILoveMakonnen (Featuring Drake)

This chill R&B/rap ditty became a global hit twice in two years, proving that people don't listen to lyrics (or maybe don't care). The drug dealing dude in the 2014 song has his weekends booked with illegal business activities. Mr. Busy misses the partying lifestyle, so he pencils in Tuesdays as club nights.

In 2016, the song's original lyrics were slightly altered and became a worldwide hit for Turkish DJ/producer Burak Yeter and American singer/songwriter Danelle Sandoval. The whole world was therefore grooving to this song about dealing cocaine.

4. "Come Monday" by Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett wrote this 1974 autobiographical country-pop standard for his wife, Jane, and it became one of his biggest hits. Whereas most people dread Mondays, Buffett describes being away from his wife for a Labor Day Weekend concert in California. He looks forward to reuniting with her on Monday upon returning home.

As a result of his career that has spanned over five decades, Buffett is one of the world's wealthiest musicians. Don't assume, however, that the beach-loving musician is related to business tycoon Warren Buffett. The two may share a last name, but that's just a coincidence. They have been good friends since the 1990s.

5. "Rainy Days and Mondays" by the Carpenters

Rainy days and Mondays are already a drag, but Karen Carpenter really emphasizes how depressing they can be. This emotional ballad from 1971 is like wrapping up in a cold wool wet blanket. (But such a mellow voice!)

The sullen woman in the song complains that she feels old, wants to quit. She remarks that she talks to herself (don't we all, just a little bit?). The Debbie Downer is frowning and suffers another spell of the blues but says she doesn't want to discuss it. The troubled narrator just wants to hang around her loved one (probably so she can sink their mood too.) This is one of those depressing songs that plays in the background as you pull the covers up over your head, trying to tune out the pain of the world.

6. "Thursday" by The Weeknd

Imagine getting told when you call your boo on Wednesday that you're the Thursday girl, not the Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday girl. Um, excuse me?

That's what the bold guy in this 2011 pop song has the cahoonas to tell his lady friend when she contacts him. The desperate woman responds with tears as he tells her to "get beautiful" for tomorrow night. As if.

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7. "Thursday" by Pet Shop Boys (Featuring Example)

If the guy in this 2013 electronic-infused pop song has it his way, his weekend will be starting early. It's Thursday night and he implores his love interest to relive their old memories and spend a four-day weekend with him. Let their tryst begin:

It's Thursday night
Let's get it right
I want to know
You're gonna stay for the weekend
Starting tonight.

8. "It Sure Is Monday" by Mark Chesnutt

After partying from Friday through Sunday, the cowboy in this 1993 country song is sure paying for his wild weekend as he struggles to begin his workweek. He should've just called off work on Monday. Instead, he shows up late and catches a little shuteye in the back of his pickup after lunch. To be fair, this is not Monday's fault.

9. "New Moon on Monday" by Duran Duran

The communist governments of Eastern Europe were still in power when this song was released in 1984. However, in a cloaked manner, it references a fictional resistance movement, "La Luna," that stands against an oppressive governmental regime. The song expresses hope for a new beginning in the near future, on Monday. Duran Duran was one of the biggest bands of the 1980s and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

10. "Monday Monday" by The Mamas and The Papas

Monday is a day that can't be trusted, according to the downhearted fella in this 1966 classic song by the groovy sixties vocal group, The Mamas and The Papas. The song features a narrator who was abandoned without warning by his partner. Every time Monday rolls around it is a sad reminder of all that he has lost.

The Grammy Award-winning song was The Mama and The Papa's only #1 hit. "Monday Monday" was the first song with a day of the week in the title by any artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 list. Amazingly, lead vocalist John Phillips wrote the tune under pressure in only 20 minutes. The iconic folk rock group was inducted into both the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

11. "Except for Monday" by Lorrie Morgan

Don't you hate it when you finally run into your ex, especially if they dumped you and the pain is still fresh? The woman in this 1991 country ditty is spending a night on the town on a Sunday night. As she kicks up her heels, her former beau catches her eye, and she tries to convince him how her life is on the upswing since their breakup:

Except for Monday, which was never good anyway,
Tuesday, I get a little sideways,
Wednesday, I feel better, just for spite,
Thursday and Friday take too long,
Before I know it, Saturday's gone,
But it's Sunday now
And you can bet that I'm alright.

12. "C U Next Tuesday" by Kesha

Whoa, is the vixen in this 2010 pop song ballsy. After dancing all night and hooking up with a stranger, it's now morning. She realizes that he's a player who has a girlfriend so she tells him she doesn't need his drama. Then, with a dismissive air, our narrator suggests to her one-night stand that if she needs him again she'll call. The reference to next Tuesday is probably a way of calling him a very derogatory name (look at the capital letters in the song title). He's met his match with this dirty girl.

13. "Waiting for Love" by Avicii (Featuring Simon Aldred)

Although time and distance may separate you from the one you hold dear, trust that love will find a way. In this 2015 globally popular electronic dance song, the narrator recounts being kept apart by circumstance from his darling. Missing her burns a hole in his soul for much of the week. As the week progresses, however, there is a glimmer of hope for reuniting:

Monday left me broken
Tuesday, I was through with hoping
Wednesday, my empty arms were open
Thursday, waiting for love, waiting for love
Thank the stars it's Friday
I'm burning like a fire gone wild on Saturday
Guess I won't be coming to church on Sunday
I'll be waiting for love, waiting for love to come around.

As this lonely guy grows ever closer to reconnecting with his loved one, his confidence grows that love is indeed unstoppable.

14. "Wednesday Night Interlude" by Drake (Featuring PartyNextDoor)

The guy in this 2015 low-key R&B number is trying to score some points with raw emotional honesty if his honey can just stop yapping. A former lover just happens to call him on a Wednesday when his bed is empty and he's needing some love. He confesses to her—shush for a minute—that while she's been living the high life, he's been lonely lately and wants to stir things up with a little happy hump day action. You know, some emotional connection but no strings attached.

15. "Tuesday Morning" by The Pogues

Tuesday morning marks a bittersweet turning point in this couple's life because it's the last occasion the narrator will embrace his partner before she says goodbye for bigger and better things in life. Thereafter, each Tuesday morning represents a painful reminder of what he has lost as he recalls her shining eyes with gentle fondness. The chipper sound of traditional Irish instruments in the 1993 folk-rock song betrays its message of sorrow and loss.

16. "Crying Like a Church on Monday" by New Radicals

There's nothing emptier than a church on Monday. That's how the man in this heartrending alt-rock breakup song from 1998 describes the hollow feeling in his heart. While his ex has moved on to another partner, he dances only with her memory while praying for his feelings to disappear. Struggling to forget her, the lovelorn narrator ponders whether he'll always yearn for her in the recesses of his mind where it's loneliest.

17. "Wednesday Morning" by Macklemore

The 2016 election was an emotional gut punch for many Americans. Reality television actor Donald Trump was elected the 45th US President in spite of losing the popular vote by almost 3 million votes.

In this 2016 song, rapper Macklemore poignantly describes waking up on the Wednesday morning after election day with a "bad taste, bad taste in my mouth." He feels apprehensive about his young daughter's future. The song touches on concerns about social justice and building walls, women's rights, and gay rights, and the singer encourages listeners to standing up for children and the oppressed. Rather than moving to Canada, he advocates for resistance and resilience.

18. "If We're Not Back in Love By Monday" by Merle Haggard

With classic Haggard angst, this twangy 1977 country hit captures the desperation of a man whose marriage is hanging by a thread. In a last ditch attempt to salvage what's left, he begs his wife to leave their kids with a trusted babysitter for the weekend while they go to Florida where they first fell in love. He hopes that a couple days of room service, romance, and a trip down memory lane will rekindle the passion and prevent divorce. In case it doesn't, however, he throws it out there, "If we're not back in love by Monday, we can go our separate ways."

19. "Taco Tuesday" by Lil Jon

Fire up the Mariachi band because it's Taco Tuesday! Chalk the salty language in this 2019 Mexican food anthem up to too many margaritas. The song is pure fun and is inspired by NBA basketball star LeBron James' unmatchable love and enthusiasm for the south-of-the border food. Lil Jon celebrates spicy tacos as well as enchiladas, quesadillas, burritos, chips and salsa, and other great Mexican dishes. Mark your calendars for Taco Tuesday!

LeBron James loves Taco Tuesday so much that he actually tried to trademark the term. However, a Wyoming-based taco chain called Taco John's has owned the rights since 1989.

20. "I Don't Have to Be Me ('til Monday)" by Steve Azar

Consider this light hearted 2001 country ditty an invitation for a three-day weekend getaway. There's a shiny new car in the driveway begging for a road trip to anywhere. The happy-go-lucky narrator plays hooky from work on Friday. With a stop at the ATM plus a full tank of gas, he can be free from the pressures of work until it's back to the grindstone on Monday again. This country tune crossed over to the mainstreamBillboard Hot 100, and because it was the only song by Azar ever to do so, it made him a one-hit wonder.

"May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short." - Unknown

"May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short." - Unknown

Even More Songs About Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Know a song that should be on this playlist? Make a suggestion in the Comments Section below.

SongArtist(s)Year Released

21. "Thank God It's Monday"

NOFX

2000

22. "Monday Blues"

Kylie Minogue

2020

23. "Monday Morning Church"

Alan Jackson

2004

24. "I Don't Like Mondays"

The Boomtown Rats

1979

25. "Tuesday Heartbreak"

Stevie Wonder

1972

26. "Monday Monday Monday"

Tegan and Sara

2002

26. "The Happy Mondays"

The Innocence Mission

2010

27. "Tuesday"

Five for Fighting

2009

28. "Blue Monday"

Fats Domino

1957

29. "Make It Till Monday"

The Verve

1993

30. "Wednesday Lover"

Jagged Edge

1997

31. "Monday"

Wilco

1996

32. "Monday Morning"

Fleetwood Mac

1976

33. "Monday Morning"

Death Cab for a Cutie

2011

34. "Thursday"

Morphine

1993

35. "Blue Monday"

New Order

1986

36. "Then Here Came Monday"

Dwight Yoakum

2018

37. "Thursday's Child"

David Bowie

1999

38. "Permanent Monday"

Jordin Sparks

2007

39. "Tuesday's Gone"

Lynyrd Skynyrd

1973

40. "Tuesday's Broken"

Sugarland

2018

41. "Thursday"

Jim Croce

1973

42. "Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)"

The Allman Brothers Band

1971

43. "Saturday Love"

Cherelle (Featuring Alexander O'Neal)

1985

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Comments

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 17, 2021:

Heidi - Thanks for the add. Hooray for the 80s! Have a great rest of your week!

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on March 16, 2021:

My add is, of course, 80s. "Saturday Love" by Cherrelle. Most people know it by the "Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Satur-daaayyy love" lyrics.

Happy Tuesday!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 16, 2021:

Mary - You're sweet to come by and give this a whirl. Thank you. Have a delightful week, dear lady.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on March 15, 2021:

Flourish, another collection of songs I love to hum as I can't memorize most of the words. "Monday, Monday" is one of these. Thanks for reminding me of the others.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 14, 2021:

Peggy - The 1990s group Wilson Philips also recorded The Mama and The Papa's song, "Monday Monday." I agree that when you're retired, the days do kinda blend in. It sure beats the alternative of working every day. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you are doing well.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 14, 2021:

Bill - Oh, my did I leave that out? I'll add it. Thanks for setting me straight buddy. Hope your weekend has been a good one.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 14, 2021:

Linda - All the days sure do seem to run into one another when you work from home or are retired. The pandemic makes it seem like that too. Have a great week.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 14, 2021:

Dora - Thanks for the compliment. Hope you've been doing well.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on March 14, 2021:

Flourish, all I could think of is the Mamas and the Papas song--how did you come up with all of these? Poor Monday sure doesn't get any love. Thanks for another interesting compilation. I hate to say that I'm one that voted "all the days are the same." Gotta love retirement.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 14, 2021:

The first song that popped into my head was "Monday Monday," but I knew several of the other ones about that day of the week as well. Since retirement, I voted that every day is about the same.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 14, 2021:

Shame on you! You left out "Stormy Monday".....but my first memory was Monday, Monday. So many to choose from. It's rare I think of so many. :)

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 14, 2021:

Interesting compilation! I've been wishing that I could find a common theme around which to write articles on each day of the week. As usual, good work!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 14, 2021:

Umesh - Thank you.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on March 14, 2021:

Excellent compilation.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 14, 2021:

Pamela - Thank you for chiming in. I'm glad you found some songs that you enjoyed. They truly did extend from just recently back to quite a few decades ago and therefore there had to be something for just about everyone.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 14, 2021:

Devika - Who would have imagined that our country music would extend that far beyond our borders? I like country music myself, always have. I was raised on it. People usually have strong opinions on the topic, however. Glad you enjoy it too.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 14, 2021:

Liz - Thank you! I appreciate your visit. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 14, 2021:

I am always amazed at the large number of songs you find on any given topic. There are numerous good songs in this article, Flourish. This s a very interesting article with many good songs.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 14, 2021:

FlourishAnyway I like all these type of songs, especially the Country Songs. It has been a while since I heard Country Songs. You reminded of that. Keep it up with sharing your list of songs.

Liz Westwood from UK on March 14, 2021:

Thos is another well-compiled playlist. Boomtown Rats 'I don't like Mondays' struck a chord (if you will excuse the pun) when it was released in the UK.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 14, 2021:

Chitrangada - You're right. If we didn't have the drudgery of the workweek, we couldn't enjoy the weekend. Thanks for being the first to comment! Have a wonderful week ahead!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 13, 2021:

Interesting article about the weekdays, other than Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I enjoyed your narration and the list of songs.

Even in Hindi, one can find songs based on Saturday-Sunday, but not of other days. Yes, we must give importance to the other days. After all, it's due to the hard work on these days, that we are able to celebrate the weekends.

Thank you for sharing.

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