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65 Songs About the Weekend: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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 end of a hard week's work with a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs about Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Celebrate the end of a hard week's work with a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs about Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Weekend Songs: Recharge From Your Work Week

After clocking in 40–60 hours for "the man" this week, leave both your workload and worries where they belong—at work. You may be swamped on the job, but your work will still be there come Monday. Take the weekend to kick back, relax, and enjoy yourself.

Whether you like to celebrate the end of a work week with a group of rowdy friends or hide away at home, we have a long playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs about weekends—Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. With the help of music, you can recharge from your work week and make it a weekend to remember.

1. "Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy

Originally, this 1981 pop-rock number was called "Everybody's Waiting for the Weekend." The song was inspired by the observation that people seem everywhere seem to spend five days a week working, plodding along, just so they could relax for two good days.

In this hit, the narrators contemplate romance, wonder what acquaintances will come hang out with them, and they anticipate cranking up the party full tilt this weekend. Everyone needs a reward for a week of hard work! Loverboy is one of the many Canadian singers and band who made it big in America.

2. "Finally Friday" by George Jones

If you listen to country radio, you've undoubtedly heard some version of this 1992 song by Country Music Hall of George Jones. "Finally Friday" received only modest airplay at the time of its release but has grown in status since.

The uptempo ditty celebrates the end of the work week with a whole lot of drinking and dancing planned:

It's finally Friday
I'm free again
I got my motor running for a wild weekend
It's finally Friday
I'm out of control
Forget the workin' blues
And let the good times roll.

3. "House Every Weekend" by David Zowie

Although this 2015 house music hit didn't gain traction in North America, it occupied the top spot on the charts in the United Kingdom. The song's narrator has been working hard all week, and he's tired of staying home when the weekends roll around. He reassures his partner that he loves her but admits that if they don't go out and have some fun this weekend, he feels that he may explode. The frustrated fellow entreats his lover to get out of the rut they've been in.

4. "Love on the Weekend" by John Mayer

Whereas some folks spend the weekend carousing, the man in this 2016 rock love tune is looking forward to a romantic staycation, a his-n'-hers party for two. He picks up his girlfriend from work on Friday and takes her to his place, where they blissfully wall themselves off from the city below and bask in serotonin, love's natural feel-good drug. They don't plan on coming up for breath until the weekend is over.

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5. "The Weekend" by Brantley Gilbert

The guy in this 2017 country number has a low maintenance, crank-it-up weekend planned with his friends. It's payday, and he's almost giddy about the party that lies ahead: tan legs, tailgating by the moonlight, and drinking shots. They plan to make their own fun 'til church on Sunday and work on Monday:

Backwoods lookin' like Panama City
Bunch of jacked-up trucks and bikinis
Got a Yeti full of good ideas
Like I ain't worried about drivin'
I'mma stay right here.

6. "Weekend" by Kane Brown

In this 2018 country ditty, it's Friday afternoon, and the narrator has his sights set on chillin' for the weekend with his lady friend. He rattles off plans for the next few days: bass fishing, skinny dipping, and binge-watching their favorite shows. Most importantly, he wants to spend the next couple of days wrapped up in the sheets with her, doing some "not sleeping" activities.

7. "Friday I'm in Love" by The Cure

When you're dating, you live for going out on Fridays. The rest of the week may be a drag, but Fridays can erase the disappointment with the promise of romance and good times:

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Thursday doesn't even start
It's Friday I'm in love.

This fun, upbeat rock song from 1992 was featured in the 2009 romantic comedy motion picture He's Just Not That Into You. "Friday I'm In Love" represents a notable departure from The Cure's usual darker sound, and it was the band's last song to hit the Top 40 of the mainstream pop chart.

8. "Here Comes the Weekend" by Pink (Featuring Eminem)

Look out because the sirens are sounding, and the rum is flowing. Here comes the weekend! In this 2012 pop song, Pink is ready to celebrate the end of a hard week by hitting the bars and leaving her problems behind her. She's armed with lipstick and leather, high heels and cherry wine. Ya'll be careful out there.

In this 2016 alt-rock number, the narrators are ready to let go on a Friday night and lose control for a couple of days. The weekend provides them a respite until Monday morning strikes again, and they feel like kings of the weekend.

10. "Lonely Weekend" by Kacey Musgraves

The lonely lady in this 2018 country tune is spending the weekend stuck at home without her significant other. She checks her phone, wonders if there is anyone she could call, and finally tries to convince herself that hanging out alone for a few days doesn't bother her. Missing her partner, she's resigned to one lonely weekend:

Monday, I was gone, and Tuesday, you were working late
Wednesday went to hell, and Thursday kinda had to wait, yeah
Friday, you were leavin', goin' out of town again
I should see what's goin' on, only got a couple friends.

11. "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson (Featuring Bruno Mars)

"Smoother than a fresh jar of Skippy" is what the player in this pop-funk song claims to be. He's out with friends on a Saturday night and full of braggadocio, eager to demonstrate through booze, broads, and his billfold how he's a big deal.

This catchy Grammy Award-winning topped the charts throughout much of the world. In addition, Rolling Stone named it to their 2018 list of "The 100 Greatest Songs of the Century – So Far." Bruno Mars may be only a featured artist here, but he totally steals the show.

Better days are coming. They're called the Saturdays & Sundays.

Better days are coming. They're called the Saturdays & Sundays.

12. "A Sunday Kind of Love" by Etta James

There's a wistfulness pervading this sensuous R&B/jazz rendition of "A Sunday Kind of Love." Etta James' narrator acknowledges feeling lonely and wants someone who cares for her, an enduring relationship that will last past Saturday night. Tired of players, she's ready to embrace a lifelong love. That's not too much to ask, right?

James' cover was released in 1960 on the legendary singer's debut album. Although the popular song was recorded by a wide range of artists, it failed to ever reach the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. James' contribution to music was celebrated with inductions into the Grammy, Blues, and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame. Additionally, she was named by Rolling Stone to their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time."

13. "Sunday Morning" by Maroon 5

It's Sunday morning, and this man is cocooned with the woman he loves in the warmth of their bed. They spend the day together away from the stressful world to which he must return soon, but he doesn't want to leave the one thing in life that centers him. This 2004 alternative rock song was an international hit and appeared on the soundtrack of the romantic comedy film Love Actually.

14. "Hello Friday" by Flo Rida (Featuring Jason Derulo)

The people in this 2016 hip-hop song are partying like their lives depend on it. After waiting all week for Friday, they're letting both the money and the booze flow, then they spend Saturday ramping up their game. On Sunday, the narrator prays for forgiveness, and the cycle repeats itself. You can only live this lifestyle for so long before it catches up to you.

15. "Friday Night" by Eric Paslay

Whereas some people seek stability and predictability in a life partner, others seek a lifetime of adventure. What are you looking for? The guy in this 2013 country love song declares what type of love relationship he wants by invoking the days of the week.

He doesn't want a practical Monday brand of romance which he perceives as routinized, standard, and something you check off your list. Instead, he wants a love that resembles Friday night's energy and excitement. This is a heart-thumping type of love that has you road tripping on a warm summer night in a convertible with the wind ripping through your hair, radio up.

16. "God Bless Saturday" by Kid Rock

If there's one thing the narrator lacks in this rockin' 2010 anthem, it's job satisfaction. The guy is just killing time as he clocks in 12-hour shifts working for the man.

On the positive side, might I suggest that he at least has a job and a little jingle in his pocket come the end of the weekend? Sadly, he doesn't see it that way and thus complains:

'Cause Monday's just a b*tch, Tuesday's such a bother
Wednesday's like watching dead flowers grow
Thursday ain't for sh*t, Friday's getting hotter
But on Saturday night you know
We let it rock and keep the drinks pouring
Let it roll until the early morning
We're underpaid, but we still give thanks and praise
God bless Saturday.

17. "Another Saturday Night" by Sam Cooke

Avoid feeling isolated and blue on the weekends by getting out there and making friends! Seriously, who doesn't love a good man with a job?

In writing this 1963 R&B crossover hit, Sam Cooke was inspired by his own experience. He was touring England and staying in a hotel room where no female guests were permitted. The tune features a man who has been in town for about a month and feels lonely because he hasn't met any girls yet. It's Saturday night, and the guy is flush with cash from pay day. He could spend it on someone special, but unfortunately, he sits by himself, wishing he had someone to talk to.

This catchy number also became a hit for Cat Stevens in 1974. Sam Cooke was named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the "Greatest Singers of All Time" and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the National Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame.

18. "Cheap Thrills" by Sia (Featuring Sean Paul)

You don't need a wad of cash to have fun. On the weekends, just dress up, hit the dance clubs, and enjoy the beat. Although Sia wrote this reggae-tinged song for Rihanna, the singer passed on it. "Cheap Thrills" subsequently became a worldwide hit for Sia and one of the 2016 year-end favorites internationally. Sia is one of a long list of Australian singers who have made it big in America.

19. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" by Katy Perry

In this fun 2010 pop ditty, it's the day after, and Katy Perry is reliving one helluva night as she tries to piece together what went down. It sounds like the girl is living in the fast lane and needs to slow down before she gets in some big trouble.

The narrator is a wild child who got blackout drunk, hooked up with a stranger, and went on a shopping spree. She and her friends broke the law, and there are even incriminating photos online. The teen narrator claims she's having fun and has the hickey to prove it. Wait until the parents find out.

20. "Just Got Paid" by Johnny Kemp

Bahamian R&B singer Johnny Kemp became a one-hit wonder with this 1988 crossover hit. It reached the top 10 on the mainstream pop chart and was nominated for a Grammy, but Kemp couldn't repeat his success. The song describes a man who is hunting for a party on a Friday night. He's rockin' to the beat and having a good time shaking his booty, tipping back the drinks, and flirting.

Relax this weekend

Relax this weekend

Even More Songs About the Weekend: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Know a song about the weekend that should be on this playlist? Leave a suggestion in the Comments Section below!

SongArtistYear Released

21. Saturday Nights



22. Saturday in the Park



23. Friday

Rebecca Black


24. Friday on My Mind

The Easybeats


25. Weekend



26. Livin' for the Weekend

The O'Jays


27. Every Other Weekend

Reba McEntire


28. Weekend Warrior

Iron Maiden


29. Chattahoochee

Alan Jackson


30. Weekend

Mac Miller (featuring Miguel)


31. Here Comes the Weekend



32. Louisiana Saturday Night

Mel McDaniel


33. That's What I Love About Sunday

Craig Morgan


34. Thank God It's Friday

R. Kelly


35. S-S-S-Saturday

Bowling for Soup


36. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting

Elton John


37. Except for Monday

Lorrie Monday


38. Sumter County Friday Night

Lee Brice


39. Easy



40. Saturday

Simple Plan


41. Sunday in the South



42. Small Time Saturday Night

Hal Ketchum


43. High 'N' Dry (Saturday Night)

Def Leppard


44. Saturday Night

Sam Hunt


45. Sunday Morning

The Velvet Underground


46. Groovin' on a Sunday Afternoon

The Rascals


47. Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down

Johnny Cash


48. Friday

J.J. Cale


49. Saturday Night

Bay City Rollers


50. Sunday

Sonic Youth


51. Another Park, Another Sunday

The Doobie Brothers


52. Gloomy Sunday (Hungarian Suicide Song)

Billy Holliday


53. Anything Goes

Florida Georgia Line


54. My Kinda Party

Jason Aldean


55. American Saturday Night

Brad Paisley


56. Ready for the Weekend

Calvin Harris


57. Sunday Morning Coming Down

Johnny Cash


58. Good Time

Alan Jackson


59. It's Friday

Aaron Tippon


60. Friday

Rascal Flatts


61. Friday Paycheck

Josh Turner


62. Just Got Paid

Emerson Drive


63. Honky Tonk Attitude

Joe Diffie


64. Drinking Class

Lee Brice


65. Livin' It Up

Bell & James


© 2020 FlourishAnyway


FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 21, 2020:

Rajan - Thanks for visiting. I look forward to the weekend even though they are very different these days with the pandemic. The days kinda all blend in. I hope you are doing well. Have a good weekend.

Rajan Singh Jolly on August 21, 2020:

Weekends are always looked forward to and what better way than to have a list of great songs to listen to. Thank you for sharing.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 10, 2020:

Rajan - Me too! If I could start on Tuesdays, I'd be happy!

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 10, 2020:

Fine list of songs about the weekend. I have always hated Mondays, always was found it tough to come into normal stride whether it was school, college or a job. Have loved Saturdays.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 23, 2020:

Heidi - That's a good one. Added it! Hope your weekend was a good one!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 23, 2020:

NIthya - Thanks for stopping by. I like Eric Paslay and other country songs too!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on February 23, 2020:

A great selection of songs about the weekend. I know some of the songs and my favorite is "Friday Night" by Eric Paslay. Thank you for sharing these songs brings back great memories.

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on February 22, 2020:

So I'm in a restaurant last night and I'm reminded of another Friday/weekend song. And, of course, any selection from me is funk-tastic. Bell & James (Livin' It Up) Friday Night.

Happy Weekend!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 16, 2020:

Bob - It's one of my favorite oldies. Have a wonderful week ahead!

Robert Sacchi on February 16, 2020:

Fun list. I remember the resurgence of "Another Saturday Night". Thanks for posting the article and video.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 14, 2020:

Devika - I never realized so many people loved Sundays so much. Thank you for stopping by.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 14, 2020:

Dora - I feel the same way! It's funny how your perspective changes when you love your life a little more thanks to a job change.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 14, 2020:

There are so many reason to love the weekend. I also love Mondays now, after disliking this day for so long. It's just that since being retired, it's awesome to awake on Mondays and feel like the weekend continues.

Devika Primic on February 14, 2020:

FlourishAnyway Sundays have always been my favorite day of the week. I like your thought of this hub and didn't give a thought of songs that have these days of the week. Nice selection.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 14, 2020:

Heidi - I thought that was a strange thing as well. Have a terrific Valentine's Day weekend as well! Hope you have special plans.

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on February 13, 2020:

The Cure "Friday I'm In Love" was the first one that came to mind for me when I saw the title.

Ain't it weird that Saturday Night Fever had no songs with the weekend or weekend day names in their titles?

Anyway, good list, as always! Is there a follow-up list for the rest of the days? I can think of a few. Have a fun Valentine's Day, wait for it, Weekend!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 11, 2020:

Audrey - She's really amazing. Many people have tried to copy her but no one can quite capture her magic. Glad you enjoyed this list!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 11, 2020:

Peggy - My weekends now run into my week days thanks to a major job change. I hope you enjoy your schedule as much as I do.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 11, 2020:

Chitrangada - I'm glad you liked this. I'm a Friday/Saturday person, too!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 11, 2020:

Lora - What a talented lady you are! I bet you're glad to be free on weekends now, however.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 11, 2020:

Linda - I love the Cat Stevens version as well. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed this.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 11, 2020:

Linda - YouTube has some fun clips. There's a fun account that has Barrack Obama singing Uptown Funk and other major hits through dubbing. It's really funny.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 11, 2020:

Donna - Thanks so much for your kind comment. I appreciate you.

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on February 10, 2020:

I may be the only one in our group who loves the song "A Sunday Kind of Love"(yep...showing my age). Etta James does a sexy version of this number and I can't get enough of this ladies voice

You've outdone yourself with this list of "Weekend Songs." I had fun going through each one and found another classic that I really like - "Saturday in the Park" - one of Chicago's biggest hits.

Thanks, so much!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 10, 2020:

Most people who work during the week undoubtedly look forward to the weekends. You have gathered together a great number of songs celebrating those days.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on February 09, 2020:

What a wonderful list of song, about weekends.

I am familiar with many of them. It’s difficult to choose one favourite.

Your poll questions are interesting. For me it’s Friday evenings and the entire Saturday.

Thanks for sharing another interesting article.

Lora Hollings on February 09, 2020:

When I was a freelance musician, there were many times that I would work weekends either doing classical music concerts, weddings, or playing for musicals, so the weekends were always about working and running! But now, since I don't do much of that anymore, I have more weekends to do what I want. I would say my favorite is "Sunday Morning" by Maroon 5. It's a very catchy tune. Great list that you put together here, Flourish!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on February 09, 2020:

I'm impressed that you found so many songs about the weekend! The only one I know is "Another Saturday Night." I used to love the version by Cat Stevens. I didn't know that Sam Cooke recorded it first.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on February 09, 2020:

Lots of great songs here, but my fave is Bruno. Keeps my toe tapping. If you look on You Tube you should be able to find a compilation of dancing clips from old movies with Uptown Funk as the background music. Lots of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.

Donna Rayne from Sparks, NV on February 09, 2020:

And another excellent article from my favorite writer! Keep up the great work that you do!

Blessings always to you and yours,

Donna Rayne

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 09, 2020:

Clive - I like Bruno, too, and saw him in concert a few years ago. I do think, however, he's gotten a little too filthy with his lyrics.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 09, 2020:

Pamela - There were so many country songs about weekends that I didn't dare put more of them. They seemed to follow the same formula: the narrator has some beer, it's Friday night, there is at least one scantily clad blue jean or bikini girl and they're partying in a truck bed, often in a field they are driving down dirt road.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 09, 2020:

Bill - Good that you got that one! Thanks for stopping by. I hope your weekend is going great. Did you ever decide to drive that bus full of kids?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 09, 2020:

Louise - Glad to see you! Have a great Sunday. The Bay City Rollers are a great throw back!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 09, 2020:

Liz - That's both a good thing and not. On one hand, you have more flexibility, but on the other hand you can feel like there's no downtime. Thanks for reading!

Clive Williams from Jamaica on February 09, 2020:

Bruno Mars my fave....

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 09, 2020:

I am impressed with the number of songs about the weekend. Since I am retired them I don't think about the weekend as I use to, but as a RN I worked weekends some of the time anyway. I like the country songs the best, but there are several great songs in your long list.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 09, 2020:

You went all current on me with the Top Ten. The first one that came to mind for me was "Friday On My Mind" by the Easy Beats...a classic One Hit Wonder group, but a great, catchy song.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on February 09, 2020:

There's a lot of good songs here, also a few I don't know which I will check out. I'm glad you put the Bay City Rollers in. I love the song 'Saturday Night' what they sang.

Liz Westwood from UK on February 09, 2020:

You have put together a great selection of weekend songs. In the UK there has been a drive towards more flexible working hours in recent years so that for some the traditional weekend is becoming a distant memory.

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