The Friday Five (Or So): Your Day Of The Week Songs

Okay, so back on March 24, I did a Friday Fifteen (as it turned out) of songs that had days of the week in the title. I asked you to come up with more, and you answered with eight more. I might just combine this with the playlist I did then, but that’s for another day. In the meantime, here’s what you came up with.

The Moody Blues, “Tuesday Afternoon” Dan came up with this. It’s from their 1967 album Days Of Future Passed, on which it’s the first part of “Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?)” It reached #24 on the Hot 100 and #12 on the RPM Hot Singles chart in Canada in 1968.

The Easybeats, “Friday On My Mind” Arlee added this, which I forgot about. It reached #16 in the US in 1966.

Simon & Garfunkel, “Wednesday Morning, 3 AM” Ed suggested this one. It’s the title track from their 1964 debut album, which was re-released in 1966 because “Sounds of Silence” did so well on the singles chart that year.

Jim Croce, “Thursday” Ed also suggested this, from Croce’s 1973 album I Got A Name. That was to be his last studio album, released posthumously.

U2, “Sunday Bloody Sunday” Pat and Joey came up with this one. It’s from their 1983 War album, and reached #7 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart that year.

Katy Perry, “Last Friday Night” Pat also shared this one, about which he says, “The latter song is a bit too campy for my tastes, but the video is mildly entertaining (modeled after an ’80s movie) including cameos by Corey Feldman, Debbie Gibson, and Kenny G.” How could I bypass it after that?

Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Tuesday’s Gone” Joey also came up with this. It’s from their 1973 debut album, (Pronounced leh-nerd skin-erd). It’s been covered a bunch of times, including by Metallica, which might have been the version she was thinking of. I’m going with the original; it’s nice to hear a song by Skynyrd that isn’t “Free Bird” or “Sweet Home Alabama,” both of which were played ad nauseum by the local rock station until they gave up the Zeppelin and Skynyrd and started playing The Backstreet Boys (or their modern counterparts)…

The Commodores, “Easy (Like Sunday Morning)” Joey came up with this as well, and although the song is named “Easy,” I tossed it in here, anyway, because it’s a great song. Released in 1977, it rose to #1 on the R&B chart and #4 on the Hot 100.

Thanks to all for your suggestions. If you have more, let me know. That’s your Friday Five for April 7, 2017.

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Author: John Holton

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18 thoughts on “The Friday Five (Or So): Your Day Of The Week Songs”

  1. Wow – Joey’s on a roll this week 🙂 It’s OK, those are all good choices, as long as it’s the original Skynard. I almost mentioned the Wednesday 3:00 am thing, but I never liked it, so…

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  2. Nice selection of songs, especially the first one. 🙂 My ‘N” post will be all about the Moodies – love them! They are on tour this summer, celebrating the 50th anniversary of ‘Days of Future Passed’. Still great, after all these years.

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