Days of the Week Song

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"Yesterday was Thursday
Today is Friday
[...]
Tomorrow is Saturday and Sunday comes afterwards"

A List Song (or poem) that lists the days of the week. Typically, it'll list all seven of them, saying a little something about each of them.

Examples of Days of the Week Song include:

Nursery Rhymes

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace...

Folktales

  • "The Two Hunchbacks" (#90 in Calvino's Italian Folktales) includes a verse of this type.

Songs

  • David Bowie - "Thursday's Child"
  • The Cure - "Friday I'm in Love"
  • Bob Seger - "Blue Monday"
  • John Frusciante - "Wednesday's Song"
  • The Shirelles - "I Met Him On A Sunday"
  • Bruce Springsteen - "Seven Nights To Rock"
  • Frank Sinatra - "Sunday, Monday or Always"
  • Supe & The Sandwiches - "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Night"
  • The Happy Days theme song
  • Queen's "Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon". Also "In Only Seven Days".
  • The Easybeats, "Friday on my Mind"
  • The Fat Boys - "Burger Pattern" lists Monday-Thursday and implies that today is Friday.
  • They Might Be Giants - "Seven Days of the Week (I Never Go To Work)"
  • The Beatles:
    • "Lady Madonna" (Except Saturday)
    • "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window" (mentions Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday)
  • Craig David - "7 Days"
  • Cab City Combo - "Days of the Weak"
  • "I'll Always Remember The Song" from The Musical Romance/Romance. The characters relate how they go to see an outdoor band every night for a week and keep hearing the same polka tune (and falling in love to it).
  • Black Eyed Peas - "I Gotta Feeling"
  • The classic jazz hit "Sunday Kind of Love".
  • Older Than Radio: Billy Murray recorded a song around 1909, "The Rest Of The Week She's Mine", in which his girl was busy every day - "Saturday she teaches, Sunday she preaches / but the rest of the week, she's mine!"
  • The Happiness Boys' 1928 song "She's The Sweetheart Of Six Other Guys" has a chorus about the clothes that this "flapper" wears on the various days of the week. The singer takes solace in the ostentation of his sweetie - "But those furs and that ring didn't cost me a thing / 'cause she's the sweetheart of six other guys".
  • Shonen Knife's "One Week."
  • "Never on Sunday"
  • The Swedish Gesällvisan ("Journeyman's Song") which describes how said journeyman does absolutely nothing for the entire week.
  • The classic pub song, "Seven Drunken Nights". Usually, it limits itself to five actual verses in CD recordings, but it's a safe bet that the narrator got especially sloshed on the remaining two.
  • Gamma Ray - "Opportunity"
  • "Six Days" by DJ Shadow.
  • "Judy Blue Eyes" by Crosby, Stills & Nash uses five of them during the "what have you got to lose" section.
  • Electric Light Orchestra's "The Diary of Horace Wimp".
  • The J. Geils Band's "Freeze Frame", mentioning Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
  • Ashlee Simpson's "Pieces of Me" goes from Monday to Wednesay.
  • The theme song to the One Saturday Morning block on ABC.
  • Tripod had one (most likely a parody of Craig David's "7 Days) - it got cut off pretty quickly though:

Met my baby on a Monday
Dumped the body on a Tuesday
Went to the movies on a Wednesday
Went to the movies on a Thursday
Went to the movies on a Friday-

  • The Monkees recorded a song called "Saturday's Child" with each day of the week representing a different type of girl. Excerpt: "If you love a Wednesday/You'll live your life apart now/and if you love a Thursday/she's gonna break your heart so/I'm in love with Saturday's Child!"
  • Although the days are (obviously) listed in another language, the song "weeeek" by the Johnnys Jimusho boyband NEWS definitely qualifies.
  • MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, PARTY!
  • "The Story of my Old Man" by Good Charlotte
  • "Blue Monday", by Fats Domino.
  • The Clash, "Police on My Back"

"Running Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday/What have I done, what have I done?"

  • "Your Chosen Misery" by Warrel Dane
  • Mandy Moore's "I Could Break Your Heart Any Day Of The Week". Appropriately.
  • "Days of the Week" by Stone Temple Pilots.
  • Flanders and Swann's The Gasman Cometh. Monday morning the gasman comes to fix a pipe handle, but tears up the floorboards in the process, forcing the singer to call in the carpenter next day, who shorts out the lights...
  • "Happy Birthday to Me" by Bulldog Mansion, from the second episode of There She Is Even though most of the song is in Korean, the days of the week are in English.
  • "Friday I'll Be Over You" by Allison Iraheta ("Monday, Tuesday we were cool / Wednesday, I found out 'bout you / Cause Friday I'll be over you")
  • "Friday Night" by S Club 7 ("Monday, Tuesday come and go / Wednesday, Thursday sometimes slow / Friday comes, just like a dream / We'll party until it's time to leave")
  • Several Christian songs about praising the Lord "every day of the week". An example that comes to mind is the Hokkien song "Jin Jian Hor" (It's So Good).
  • A J-pop example: "Glamorous Sky" by Mika Nakashima
  • Another J-pop example: "Bounce with Me" by DJ OZMA
  • Lorrie Morgan, "Except for Monday" ("I'm on a big roll now / Except for Monday, which was never good anyway / Tuesday, I get a little sideways / Wednesday, I feel better just for spite...").
  • Chris Cagle's "What a Beautiful Day" is a variant, listing off various days in a relationship ("Day one, I stumbled through hello on Fifth Avenue / Day two, we grabbed a bite to eat and talked all afternoon...")
  • Mary J. Blige's "Seven Days".
  • Simon and Garfunkel's "Why Don't You Write Me?" (Monday-Friday)
  • A children's song sung to the tune of "My Darling Clementine".
  • "Seven-Day Fool" by Jully Black
  • "Hard to Get" by Starclub ("Monday monday go away...I'm sick and tired of Tuesdays, Wednesdays could be better...wet and windy Thursday, one more day 'til Friday")
  • Rebecca Black's infamous "Friday."
  • "I will love you Monday (365 days of the year)" by Aura Dione
  • Bon Jovi - Someday I'll be Saturday Night.
  • The Darkness has "Friday Night," which covers all but the weekend.
  • The Living End - Long Live the Weekend.
  • In show example, Kids Incorporated song "I Like the Weekends."
  • The Academy Is... - His Girl Friday
  • "Seven Days of the Week" by Grandaddy (performing as Arm of Roger)
  • The classic Filipino song "Isang Linggong Pag-ibig" (One Week Love) by Imelda Papin
  • Reel 2 Real's "Conway"
  • Fruits Punch - Sore yuke! Oha March
  • Space's 'Diary Of A Wimp'
  • The beginning of The Who's Armenia City in the Sky.
  • Hello, I'm Johnny Cash. One, two, three... On a Monday, I was arrested; on a Tuesday, they put me in a cell; on a Wednesday, my trial was attested; on a Thursday, they said Guilty and the judge's gavel fell...
  • The Bluetones' Solomon Bites The Worm (Solomon being the up top mentioned Solomon Grundy, of course).
  • Robby Roadsteamer's "I've Got Six Days To Cheat", about cheating on a girlfriend six days a week with a different girl each day. It covers every day except Sunday. Although the line for one day strays from that ostensible topic entirely: "Thursday I wash my balls in the sink!".
  • In "Tired of Sex," Weezer mentions a different girl for each day of the week: "Monday night, I'm making Jen. Tuesday night, I'm making Lyn..."
  • Conan O'Brien's "Friday" parody, "Thursday", teaches that Thursday comes one day before Friday, one day after Wednesday, and one week before Thursday.
  • Tuesday's Child by All About Eve.

Commercials

  • Hulk Hogan in a Japanese commercial for.. a heater? or something? Also apparently the week has two Thursdays.

Songs mentioning only one or two days of the week:

  • "Manic Monday" by The Bangles (Sunday and Monday)
  • The Mamas and Papas, "Monday, Monday" (Monday)
  • "Blue Monday" by New Order
  • "Rainy Days and Mondays" by The Carpenters
  • "Monday Monday Monday" by Tegan & Sara
  • The Moody Blues, "Tuesday Afternoon" (Tuesday)
  • "Tuesday's Gone" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • "Ruby Tuesday" by The Rolling Stones
  • "Wednesday" by Tori Amos
  • "Another Saturday Night" by Cat Stevens
  • "Saturday Nite" by Blitzen Trapper
  • "Saturday in the Park" by Chicago
  • "Saturday" by Rachael Cantu.
  • "A Roller Skating Jam Named 'Saturdays'" by De La Soul
  • Elton John, "Saturday Night's All Right (for Fighting)" (Saturday)
  • The Bay City Rollers' "Saturday Night" (S! A! T-U-R! D-A-Y! NIGHT!)
  • Cold Chisel - "Saturday Night" (Saturday and Sunday)
  • "Tell Me On a Sunday" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical... Tell Me On a Sunday. (Sunday)
  • "Easy (Like Sunday Morning)" by The Commodores
  • "Sunday Morning" by Maroon 5
  • The (Little) Rascals' "Groovin'" (...on a Sunday afternoon...)
  • "Sunday Best" by Washington
  • "Pleasant Valley Sunday" by The Monkees
  • "Sunday Bloody Sunday" by U2
  • "Gloomy Sunday", the infamous "Hungarian suicide song" that has been Covered Up by Billie Holiday and others
  • "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" by Spanky and Our Gang.
  • The Beatles - "Eight Days a Week"
  • The Velvet Underground has two on their first album (The Velvet Underground and Nico):
    • "Sunday Morning" (Sunday and Monday)
    • "All Tomorrow's Parties" (Thursday and Sunday)
  • "Seven Days a Week" from Scooby Doo surprisingly only names Saturday and Monday.
  • The Gershwins' "The Man I Love" (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday).
  • "Saturday Night" from Whigfield
  • The Boomtown Rats' "I Don't Like Mondays".
  • The old folk song "In the Jailhouse Now": "I found out last Monday, he got caught last Sunday..."
  • Deconstructed by Wade Bowen's "Saturday Night", in which he asks, "So why does everybody love Saturday night?" because with his broken heart, he sure isn't enjoying it.
  • "Sabado Nights" (Saturday Nights), a song by 90's Filipino rock band Rizal Underground
  • "Everything's Tuesday" by the Chairmen of the Board.
  • Bomb the Music Industry! has "Wednesday Night Drinkball."