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Most people don’t like Monday, and some make music about it.  This Top 30 song list features the music videos of some top 10, pop, punk, rock, blues, country, classics and crap songs about Mondays. Please enjoy…


1. i DON’T LiKE MONDAYS ~ Boomtown Rats

1979 song performed by the Boomtown Rats, an Irish new wave band. The song was written by the lead singer, Bob Geldof, after reading a telex report at Georgia State University’s campus radio station, about the shooting spree by 16 year old Brenda Ann Spencer. The song was a number 1 single in the UK charts for 4 weeks in the mid of 1979, and was the band’s 2nd number 1 single. The song is track 1 on side B of the Boomtown Rats 3rd album, The Fine Art of Surfacing. Official websites : BobGeldof.comBoomtownRats.co.uk

I Don’t Like Mondays official music video (The Boomtown Rats verified YouTube channel video) over 14 million views

2. RAiNY DAYS and MONDAYS ~ The Carpenters

1971 song performed by The Carpenters,  an American duo consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter.  The song was their 4th number 1 song on the Adult Contemporary singles chart, number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and certified Gold by the RIAA (RiAA.com). The song was written and composed by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols. It was released as the 1st track on the album titled Carpenters, and the B-side on the single is Saturday. One of Karen Carpenter’s best friends, Olivia Newton-John, recorded a cover version as a tribute to Karen. Official website : RichardAndKarenCarpenter.com

Rainy Days And Mondays official music video (Carpenters verified YouTube channel video) over 45 million views

3. MANiC MONDAY ~ The Bangles

1986 song performed by The Bangles, an American all-female pop rock band. The song was the 1st single released from their 2nd studio album, Different Light, and was written by Prince, using the pseudonym Christopher. The song was released on Monday the 27th January in 1986, and became The Bangle’s first hit. Official website : TheBangles.com

Manic Monday official music video (The Bangles Music verified YouTube channel video) over 190,000 views

Manic Monday was written by Prince

Manic Monday official music video written & performed by Prince (Prince verified YouTube channel video) over 1 million views

4. BLUE MONDAY ~ New Order

1983 song performed by New Order, an English rock band. The song was one of the longest tracks to chart on the UK Singles Chart, and the biggest selling 12″ single of all time. It was later remixed in 1988 and 1995, and widely covered in the dance club scene, becoming a popular anthem.  The song was written by Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, and Bernard Sumner (members of New order). Official website : NewOrder.com

Blue Monday 88 ~ New Order official music video (NewOrder verified YouTube channel video) over 9 millions views

5. NEW MOON ON MONDAY ~ Duran Duran

1984 song performed by Duran Duran, an English rock band from Birmingham. The song was Duran Duran’s 10th single, and the 2nd single released from the album Seven and the Ragged Tiger. It reached the Top 10 on the U.K and U.S music charts. The song was written by Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Andy Taylor, and Nick Rhodes (members of Duran Duran). Official website : DuranDuran.com

New Moon On Monday official music video (Duran Duran verified YouTube channel video) over 10 million views

6. MONDAY MONDAY ~ The Mamas and Papas

1966 song performed by The Mamas and Papas, and written by the lead singer, John Philips, who wrote the song in about 20 minutes. The background instruments were played by members of The Wrecking Crew. The Mamas and Papas won a Grammy Award for this song in the Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group category. This song was their only #1 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The album track listing is number 1 on side 1 of If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears.

The Mamas & The Papas performing Monday, Monday on The Ed Sullivan Show on the 11th December in 1966 (The Ed Sullivan Show verified YouTube channel video) over 3 million views

7. MONDAY’S RAiN ~ The Bee Gees

1966 song performed by The Bee Gees, and written by Barry Gibb, co-founder of The bee Gees. It was one of the 3 singles from the Spicks and Specks album, which was originally proposed to be titled the Monday’s Rain album.  The album track listing is number 1 song on side 1 of the album. Official websites : BeeGees.comBarryGibb.com

Bee Gees – Mondays Rain

8. MONDAY MORNiNG ~ Fleetwood Mac

1975 song performed by Fleetwood Mac, written by Lindsey Buckingham, the lead guitarist and one of the vocalists of Fleetwood Mac .  The album track listing is number 1 on side 1 of the Fleetwood Mac album.

Monday Morning by Fleetwood Mac – 2017 Remastered version (Fleetwood Mac verified YouTube channel video) over 170,000 views

9. BLUE MONDAY ~ Fats Domino

1956 song performed by Fats Domino, and written by Dave Bartholomew,  an American musician, bandleader, composer, arranger and record producer, prominent in the New Orleans music scene in the 2nd half of the 20th century.

Fats Domino performing Blue Monday live From Austin in Texas (rspaceball verified YouTube channel video) over 600,000 views

10. MONDAY WiTHOUT YOU ~ Carole King

2001 song  performed by Carole King, and written by Rob Hyman, King, Rich Wayland. The album track listing is number 8 on disc 1 of Love Makes The World. Official website : CaroleKing.com

Monday Without You by Carole King (Carole King verified YouTube channel video) over 4000 views

11. iT SURE iS MONDAY ~ Mark Chesnutt

1993 song performed by Mark Chesnutt, written by Dennis Linde. Mark Chesnutt is an American country music singer. The official website : MarkChesnutt.com

12. MONDAY ~ Wilco

1996 song performed by Wilco, written by Jeff Tweedy. Wilco is an American alternative rock  band based in Chicago, Illinois. The song is a single from Being There, and the track listing is number 3 on side 1. The official website : WilcoWorld.net

13. MONDAY, MONDAY, MONDAY ~ Tegan & Sara

2002 song performed by Tegan and Sara, and written by Sara Quin.  Tegan and Sara are a Canadian indie pop duo, that formed in Calgary, in 1998 in .The song is the number 3 track listing on the If It Was You album. The official website :  TeganAndSara.com

14. MONDAY MORNiNG BLUES ~ Mississippi John Hurt

A song performed by Mississippi John Hurt , an American country blues singer and guitarist, raised in Avalon, Mississippi (1892 ~ 1966).

15. COME MONDAY ~ Jimmy Buffet

1974 song written and performed by Jimmy Buffet, from America. The song was his first Top 40 hit single, and reached number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100, and also number 3 on the Billboard Easy Listening chart.  The song is from the Living and Dying in ¾ Time album (No.2 on side A).  The official website : Margaritaville.com

16. MONDAY MORNiNG 5.19 ~ Rialto

1997 song performed by Rialto, a Britpop band from London, active from 1997 to 2002. The song reached number 37 on the UK charts.

17. MONDAY MORNiNG CHURCH ~ Allan Jackson

2004 song performed by Allan Jackson, an American country singer born in Georgia. The song was written by Brent Baxter and Erin Enderlin, and peaked at number 5 on the U.S. Hot Country Songs charts. The official website : AlanJackson.com

18. CALL iT STORMY MONDAY ~ T-Bone Walker

1947 song written and recorded by American blues electric guitar pioneer T-Bone Walker (1910 ~ 1975). The song is a slow 12 bar  blues performed in the West Coast blues-style, and became a record chart hit in 1948, which inspired B.B. King and others to take up the electric guitar. Stormy Monday became T-Bone Walker’s best known and most recorded song.

19. BLUE MONDAY ~ Little Milton

1981 song performed by Little Milton, an American blues singer and guitarist, best known for his hit records Walking the Back Streets and Crying, Grits Ain’t Groceries, and We’re Gonna Make It. Little Milton was born James Milton Campbell Jr. (1934 ~ 2005), in Inverness, in the Mississippi Delta, and raised in Greenville by a farmer and local blues musician.

20. CRYiN LiKE A CHURCH ON MONDAY ~ New Radicals

1998 song written and performed by Gregg Alexander, the lead singer in the New Radicals, an American alternative rock band (1997 ~ 1999). Crying Like A Church On Monday is the last track (no.12) on their 1998 album, Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too album.

21. EVERY MONDAY ~ Butch Walker

2004 song written and performed by Butch Walker, an American singer – songwriter, musician and record producer. The song is the 8th track listing on his 2004 album, This Is Me… Justified and Stripped. Butch Walker website : ButchWalker.com

22. EXCEPT FOR MONDAY ~ Lorrie Morgan

1991 song written by Reed Nielson, and performed by Lorrie Morgan, an American country music artist. The song reached No.4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, and No.7 on the RPM Country Tracks in Cananda. Lorrie Morgan website : Lorrie.com

23. MONDAY WiTHOUT YOU ~ The Wilsons

1997 song by The Wilsons, a short-lived Canadian duo consisting of sisters Carnie Wilson and Wendy Wilson, in collaboration with their father Brian Wilson from The Beach Boys. The song is side 1 on the Monday Without You single, with All This Madness on side 2.

24. MONDAY COMES AROUND ~ Switchfoot

2003 song by Switchfoot, a rock band from San Diego, California. The song is track number 12 on The Beautiful Letdown Deluxe Edition album. The official website : Switchfoot.com


1990 released country song written by K.T. Oslin, Charlie Black and Rory Bourke. The song was originally recorded by Judy Rodman, on her 1986 album titled Judy. K. T. Oslin’s recording was the 2nd single released from her Love in a Small Town album. The song was number 1 for 2 weeks, and spent 20 weeks in the charts.

26. LONG MONDAY ~ John Prine

2005 folk song written and performed by John Prine, from America. The song is the 3rd track on his Fair & Square album, which won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album at the 48th Grammy Awards.

27. MAKE iT TiLL MONDAY ~ The Verve

1993 song performed by The Verve, a rock band from Wigan, England. The song is track number 7 on A Storm in Heaven album.


1943 song performed by Bing Crosby. The music was written by Jimmy Van Heusen, and the lyrics were written by Johnny Burke. Bing Crosby recorded the biggest hit version with the Ken Darby Singers, and it was number 1 on the Billboard Magazine Best Seller Charts for 18 weeks. The song also appeared in Bing Crosby’s film Dixie.

29. STORMY MONDAY ~ Gary Moore & The Midnight Blues Band

1968 song performed by Gary Moore & The Midnight Blues Band in 1990. The song was written by T-Bone Walker, and is track number 7 on the Stormy Monday Blues album, recorded in 1967.


1999 song performed by Melanie C from England. The song wast written by Chisholm, Matt Rowe, Stannard, & Julian Gallaghe. Track 8 on the Northern Star album.

plus more MONDAY SONGS…

MONDAY MORNiNG ROCK ~ Marshall Crenshaw 

1983 song written and performed by Marshall Crenshaw. The song is track 7 on the Field Day album.

HERE’S MONDAY ~ Bonnie Tyler

1977 song performed by Bonnie Tyler and written by Ronnie Scott and Steve Wolfe. The song is track 8 on Bonnie Tyler’s debut album The World Starts Tonight.


2000 song performed by the American punk rock band NOFX from Los Angeles, and written by Fat Mike, the lead singer and bassist for NOFX. The song is track 5 on the Pump Up the Valuum album (pronounced Valium). The official website : NOFXofficialWebsite.com


2003 song performed by the American ska punk band Five Iron Frenzy from Denver, Colorado. The song is track 30 on the Cheeses…(of Nazareth) album. The official website : FiveironFrenzy.com


1998 song released by Bobby Blue Band (birthname: Robert Calvin Bland 1930 ~ 2013) a blues singer from Tennessee, USA. The song was recorded by Malaco Records when Bobby was 68, making it his 26th studio album from a total of 27 recorded since 1961.


2002 song written and performed by Bic Runga, a New Zealand singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. The song is track 8 on the Beautiful Collision album. The official website : BicRunga.com

ST. MONDAY ~ Billy Bragg

2002 song performed and written by Billy Bragg from England. The song is track 1 on the England, Half-English album. The official website : BillyBragg.co.uk

Monday Morning ~ Melanie Fiona

2009 song performed by Melanie Fiona, a Canadian singer. This song is track 3 on The Bridge album, and was written by Charlene Gilliam, Peter Wade Keusch, and Sidh Solanski. The official website : MelanieFiona.com

Gloomy Monday ~ The Black Hollies

Monday Will Never Be The Same ~ Husker Du

This happy song mentions Monday in the lyrics…

HAPPY DAYS THEME ~ Jim Haas “Sunday Monday Happy Days…”

1974 song written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox, and first recorded by Jim Haas, with a group of session singers.

WatchMojo.com countdowns the Top 10 Songs About Monday

(uploaded in July 2015 ~ over 136,000 views)

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