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Most people don’t like Mondays, 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 Monday.

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1. i DON’T LiKE MONDAYS ~ Boomtown Rats

A 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. Official websites : BobGeldof.comBoomtownRats.co.uk

2. RAiNY DAYS and MONDAYS ~ The Carpenters

A 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

3. MANiC MONDAY ~ The Bangles

A 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

4. BLUE MONDAY ~ New Order

A 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

5. NEW MOON ON MONDAY ~ Duran Duran

A 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

6. MONDAY MONDAY ~ The Mamas and Papas

A 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.

7. MONDAY’S RAiN ~ The Bee Gees

A 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

8. MONDAY MORNiNG ~ Fleetwood Mac

A 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.

9. BLUE MONDAY ~ Fats Domino

A 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.

10. MONDAY WiTHOUT YOU ~ Carole King

A 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

11. MONDAY ~ Wilco

A 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

12. MONDAY, MONDAY, MONDAY ~ Tegan & Sara

A 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

13. 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).

14. COME MONDAY ~ Jimmy Buffet

A 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

15. MONDAY MORNiNG 5.19 ~ Rialto

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

16. MONDAY MORNiNG CHURCH ~ Allan Jackson

A 2004 song performed by Allan Jackson

17. CALL iT STORMY MONDAY ~ T-Bone Walker

A1947 song performed by T-Bone Walker

18. BLUE MONDAY ~ Little Milton

A song performed by Little Milton

19. CRYiN LiKE A CHURCH ON MONDAY ~ New Radicals

1998 song performed by New Radicals

20. EVERY MONDAY ~ Butch Walker

A 2005 song performed by Butch Walker

21. EXCEPT FOR MONDAY ~ Lori Morgan

A 1991 song performed by Lori Morgan


Happy Days theme song (1976) by Jim Haas ~ “Sunday Monday Happy Days…”

23. LONG MONDAY ~ John Prine

A 2005 song performed by John Prine

24. MAKE iT TiLL MONDAY ~ The Verve

A 1993 song performed by The Verve


A 1943 song performed by Bing Crosby

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

A 1990 song performed by Gary Moore & The Midnight Blues Band ( T-Bone Walker cover)…


A 1999 song performed by Melanie C


A 2000 song performed by NOFX

29. MONDAY MORNiNG ROCK ~ Marshall Crenshaw 

A 1983 song performed by Marshall Crenshaw

30. MAYONNAiSE TACO MONDAY ~ Five iron Frenzy

A 2003 song performed by Five Iron Frenzy

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This page was adapted with permission from the original 30 Songs About Monday page compiled by AntonK.com


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