If you had a Manic Monday, it’s time to sit back, relax, and read about 5 songs with Monday in the title!

1. “Monday Morning” by Fleetwood Mac

“Monday Morning,” now I know what you’re thinking, the morning on a Monday isn’t the most popular part of the work week, but when you associate it with Fleetwood Mac, that’s a different story. “Monday Morning” comes off Fleetwood Mac’s very popular “Rumours” album, and was wrote by Lindsey Buckingham. As the whole album was centered around drama, it is easy to say that the lyrics of “Monday Morning” have some drama. While on the other hand, there is a note worthy guitar solo. It is also the first track on side one of the album, so you can almost say it is the first song that will send you into the sensational journey of “Rumours.”

Lyrics from “Monday Morning” by Fleetwood Mac

Monday morning you look so fine
Friday I got travelin on my mind
First you love me, then you fade away
I can’t go on believing this way
I got nothing but love for you
So tell me what you really want to do
First you love me then you get on down the line
But I don’t mind
I dont’t mind

Fleetwood Mac performing “Monday Morning” live.

2. “Manic Monday” by The Bangles

As we stay with Monday, we are now jumping into the 80s with this one. “Manic Monday” by The Bangles takes Monday and makes it manic. The Bangles, while being the premiere 80s female pop rock band they were, they clearly knew how to get people dancing when it comes to this song. Plus, it is very catchy to sing along to. Not to mention, the music video was perfect for 80s MTV. “Manic Monday” was also originally wrote by Prince, and intended for the group Apollonia 6 in 1984. Two years later he offered it to The Bangles, and was recorded for their album “Different Light.” On the album sleeve, Prince does not use his actual name. He uses a pseudonym name, which is Christopher. A post from rollingstone.com list 15 songs Prince had a hand in, and were hits for other artists. The premise of this song is of someone who wakes up on Monday wishing it was still Sunday.

Lyrics from “Manic Monday” by The Bangles

It’s just another manic Monday
I wish it were Sunday
Cause that’s my fun day
My I don’t have to run day
It’s just another manic Monday

Have to catch an early train
Got to be to work by nine
And if I had an airplane
I still couldn’t make it on time

“Manic Monday” music video by The Bangles.

3. “Monday, Monday” by The Mamas & Papas

“Bah-da bah-da-da-da. Bah-da bah-da-da-da. Bah-da bah-da-da-da.” Right from the start, “Monday, Monday” by The Mamas & Papas shows you the distinct harmony that they have with two female vocals going along with two male vocals. This being John Phillips, Denny Doherty, Mama Cass, and Michelle Phillips. Ironically, after the opening, the song starts off with the two lines, “Monday Monday, so good to me, Monday mornin’ it was all I hoped it would be.” This is ironic because as the song progresses, you find out that the protagonist is not in favor of Mondays. There is a ‘false ending’ toward the end of the song, as it appears the song is about to come to an end, there is silence for four seconds, and then the last verse of the song comes. This song is off of their studio album “If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears.”

Lyrics from “Monday, Monday” by The Mamas & Papass, showing how ‘Monday’ is the antagonist in this song

Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day
Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way

Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
A-you can find me cryin’ all of the time

Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
A-you can find me cryin’ all of the time

Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day
Monday, Monday, it just turns out that way
Oh Monday, Monday, won’t go away
Monday, Monday, it’s here to stay

The Mamas & Papas performing “Monday, Monday” live.

4. “Rainy Days and Mondays” by The Carpenters

For the self-titled album in 1971 “Carpenters,” Karen and Richard Carpenter recorded the song “Rainy Days and Mondays.” The album this song comes from is not only self-titled, but it is designed to look like an envelope, and opens like an envelope! This Monday song found itself peaking at no. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. In a very fitting way, the B-side to this song’s single is a song titled “Saturday.” Coming off of the previous song, it still isn’t looking good for Monday’s reputation when looking at the lyrics. In this song you will find words such as frown, and lonely. Plus the phrase ‘always get me down.’ On the bright side, it is still a well assembled piece of music with instruments such as the harmonica, and saxophone. While also being sung by Karen.

Lyrics from “Rainy Days and Mondays” by The Carpenters

Talking to myself and feeling old
Sometimes I’d like to quit, nothing ever seems to fit
Hanging around, nothing to do but frown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down

What I’ve got they used to call the blues
Nothing is really wrong, feeling like I don’t belong
Walking around, some kind of lonely clown
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down

The Carpenters performing “Rainy Days and Mondays” live. As always, Karen has her ‘eye catching‘ style of fashion.

5. “Stormy Monday” by The Allman Brothers Band

“Stormy Monday” by The Allman Brothers Band is an interpretation of the song “Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)” by T-Bone Walker. The Allman Brothers Band’s version of this song is based off of Bobby Bland’s interpretation to T-Bone Walker’s song. The full length of Walker’s song title has at times been shortened to “Stormy Monday,” and “Call It Stormy Monday.” Bland called his interpretation, “Stormy Monday Blues.” For The Allman Brothers Band, they lengthened their interpretation to be over eight minutes long. The Allman Brothers Band did not record this for a studio album, rather they would perform this song live, and it could first be found on their “At Fillmore East” live album. The album peaked at no. 13 on the Billboard 200. With the lyrics to the song, things aren’t looking on the bright side for Monday through Thursday, but the mood becomes positive once Friday and the weekend come around.

Lyrics from “Stormy Monday” by The Allman Brothers Band

They call it Stormy Monday
But Tuesday’s just as bad
They call it Stormy Monday
But Tuesday’s just as bad
Lord, and Wednesday’s worse
And Thursday’s all so bad

The eagle flies on Friday
Saturday I go out to play
The eagle flies on Friday
Saturday I go out to play
Sunday I go to church
Gonna kneel down and pray

Live recording of “Stormy Monday” by The Allman Brothers Band.

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