Days…

Let’s get back to normality, whatever that is, with some random nonsense, to help, I hope, blow some cobwebs away. On this ‘Tuesday Afternoon’, how about songs with a day in the title or lyric? I wonder if there are any which mention all seven days.

Alternatively, a song about days will do – like this one, a cover of The Kinks’ well-known 1968 hit single, by Kirsty MacColl.

You can opt for ‘Days of Wine and Roses’ (Andy Williams) or ‘Days of Pearly Spencer’ (David McWilliams), I don’t mind. ‘These Days’ (Nico), ‘Yellow Days’ (Frank Sinatra), ‘Strange Days’ (The Doors). Or a single day: ‘A Day in the Life’ (The Beatles), ‘Oh Happy Day’ (The Edwin Hawkins Singers), ‘Perfect Day’ (Lou Reed).

Whatever day or however many of them there are in your song selections, I hope you’re having a pleasant and peaceful to-day.

Perhaps we could even attempt our very own 30-Day Song Challenge (just not over 30 consecutive days; I don’t have the stamina or patience, I expect, for that). What do you think? That is, if you haven’t already been bored rigid by its plague-like infection of social networking sites. Suggestions for a custom list exclusive to our blog and ‘Irregular’ mindset are most welcome. The original list of teasers, should you wish to join in belatedly, can be found here.

The chatroom will be open tomorrow from 3pm (UK).

Author: FEd

Features Editor of David Gilmour’s official blog, The Blog (‘Features’ previously being its rather naff title), affectionately – or lazily – shortened to ‘FEd’.

56 thoughts on “Days…”

  1. Manic Monday – The Bangles
    Tuesday’s Gone – Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Wednesday Morning, 3am – Simon & Garfunkel
    Thursday’s Child – David Bowie
    Friday I’m In Love – The Cure
    Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting – Elton John
    All on a Sunday – Spock’s Beard

    There’s a week’s worth of songs for ya! 🙂

    1. Loving the name, Roe.

      You sound like my/our ideal drinking partner.

      Let’s all get rat-a**ed… 😀 😉

  2. Hi all!

    Monday Monday – The Mamas & The Papas
    Stormy Monday – The Cream (found it on the Live CD from Royal Albert Hall)
    Monday Morning – Fleetwood Mac
    Ruby Tuesday – Rolling Stones
    Friday On My Mind – The Easybeats

    Nevertheless- why can’t it be already Saturday night…

    Herbert

    1. Oh, I hear you. I could jump to 5pm Saturday and that post-match feel-good glow after a lazy afternoon, preferably in the sunshine, spent listening to live coverage of Liverpool beating Birmingham City comfortably (sorry, Julie).

      But The Drifters? Or Whigfield? 😉

    2. :)) Ahha! Doing that mind reading thing again Fed, I love that Drifters song. 🙂

      ash

  3. My guess is there are going to be a lot of repeats but a quick stab brings these to mind:

    Pink Floyd – One of these Days
    Pink Floyd – The Happiest Days of our Lives
    U2 – Sunday, Bloody Sunday
    Cat Stevens -Tuesday’s Dead
    Janis Joplin – Ruby Tuesday
    The Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays
    David Bowie’s cover of Friday On My Mind (only Saturday and Sunday are missing from the lyrics)
    The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
    Moody Blues – Tuesday Afternoon
    Crowded House – Four Seasons in One Day
    Smashing Pumpkins – Today
    The Mamas & The Papas – Monday, Monday
    Nat King Cole – Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer
    Avenged Sevenfold – Seize the Day (really great song)
    Planet P Project – King for Day
    Allman Brothers – Stormy Monday
    Queen – A Day at the Races
    Queen – These are the Days of our Lives
    Soundgarden – Fell on Black Days
    One Final Day – Gary Moore
    Alan Parsons Project – Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)
    Buddy Holly & the Crickets -That’ll be the Day
    Stone Temple Pilots – Days of the Week (missing a couple of days here also)
    Beatles – Eight Days a Week (if only!)
    Bruce Springsteen – Glory Days
    ? – Twelve Days of Christmas (not sure whose version I prefer if at all)
    The Kinks – All Day and All of the Night
    Gordon Lightfoot – Rainy Day People
    Jethro Tull – Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day

    Would love to take a crack at a 30-day song challenge but all at once… too fickle. 😉

    1. Nice list.

      Gordon Lightfoot has put this tune in my head, though, and surely it’s too late in the day to be head-bopping and hip-hopping.

      Time for Soundgarden, I think…

    1. Love it. I was there, too.

      “Write down all the things that you’d like to say
      Write down all the things that you’d like to change
      Write down all the places you’d like to stay
      Write down anything that you want
      Is yesterday tomorrow today?”

      Don’t forget ‘Watch Them Fly Sundays’ from Just Enough Education to Perform. Or ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ from You Gotta Go There to Come Back (although I read the title and, forgive me, Kelly, I really want to hear the theme tune from The Littlest Hobo).

      “Maybe tomorrow I’ll want to settle down
      Until tomorrow I’ll just keep moving on”

    2. A whole week!

      You’re my Sunday
      You make my Monday, come alive
      Just like Tuesday, you’re a new day
      That wakes me up
      Wednesday’s raining
      Thursday’s yearning
      For Friday nights
      Then it all ends at the weekend
      You’re my star

      You’re My Star

  4. Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
    I Don’t Like Mondays – Boomtown Rats

    …but Tuesday Afternoon is one of my favourites.

    Tomasz

  5. Mamas & Papas – “Monday, Monday”
    Moody Blues – “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Nights In White Satin”
    Chicago – “Saturday In The Park”
    Over The Rhine – “Latter Days”
    Carpenters – “Rainy Days and Mondays”
    Monkees – “Daydream Believer”
    Beatles – “Good Day Sunshine”

  6. Marillion – Chelsea Monday
    The Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays

    The Rolling Stones – Ruby Tuesday
    Cat Stevens – Tuesday’s Dead
    David Bowie – Love You Till Tuesday

    Tori Amos – Wednesday

    Donovan – Jersey Thursday

    Genesis – Get ‘Em Out By Friday

    Grateful Dead – One More Saturday Night
    King Crimson – Book of Saturday

    Jefferson Airplane – Young Girl Sunday Blues
    Green Day – Church on Sunday
    U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday
    Stone Temple Pilots – Naked Sunday
    The Velvet Underground – Sunday Morning

    1. Sterling effort, Alessandra. I couldn’t think of one for Wednesday. All I could think of was this, from The Cure:

      “I don’t care if Monday’s blue
      Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday, too
      Thursday, I don’t care about you
      It’s Friday, I’m in love”

    2. That Tori Amos tune is much fun. Just checked it out, never heard of it before. Thanks!

    3. I also think “Wednesday” is a nice song. 🙂

      More tracks by two of the artists I already mentioned.

      – David Bowie – Days / Day-In Day-Out / Sunday
      – Cat Stevens – Child for a Day

  7. ‘Lo All.

    Fed, just pressed the button for the blog experience whilst “listening to a bit of Bob”. Guess what was playing as I read? One of my favourite tracks

    P.S. I felt the force/Karma in the last Blog. Keep it up!

  8. – ‘Day Tripper’, The Beatles
    – ‘Eight Days A Week’, The Beatles – ‘Eight Saturdays A Week’ would be better, though 😉
    – ‘The Day That Never Comes’, Metallica
    – ‘Lonesome Day Blues’, Bob Dylan
    – ‘Dimming Of The Day’, Richard Thompson – but sung by David. 🙂

    – ‘I don’t Like Mondays’, Boomtown Rats
    – ‘Ruby Tuesday’, Rolling Stones
    – ‘Wednesday Evenin’ Blues’, John Lee Hooker
    – ‘Dimanche à Bamako’, Amadou et Mariam… et… David Gilmour! (Crisis Benefit Concert in 2009)

    I wonder if there are any which mention all seven days.

    This one? ‘Friday I’m In Love’, The Cure:

    I don’t care if Monday’s blue
    Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday too
    Thursday I don’t care about you
    It’s Friday, I’m in love

    Saturday, wait
    And Sunday always comes too late
    But Friday, never hesitate…

  9. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 ~ Bob Dylan
    Good Day Sunshine ~ The Beatles
    Day-O ~ Harry Belafonte
    Wasted Days and Wasted Nights ~ Freddy Fender 😉
    All Day and All of the Night ~ The Kinks
    Summer Day Reflection Song ~ Donovan
    Jersey Thursday ~ Donovan
    Another Saturday Night ~ Sam Cooke
    Blue Monday ~ Fats Domino
    School Day ~ Chuck Berry
    These Empty Days, Crosby, Stills & Nash

    Peace ‘n’ love. 🙂

  10. That is, if you haven’t already been bored rigid by its plague-like infection of social networking sites.

    Oh dear Fed :))

    The Kinks had a song called Monday Tuesday Wednesday, Fed (which I’m sure you knew) but the Beatles had Eight Days A Week. So between them they nearly manage all the days.

    Here are some days:

    Remember A Day, One Of These Days by Pink Floyd.

    In The Days Before Rock N Roll, These Are The Days, Days Like This by Van Morrison.

    Beautiful Day by U2.

    Eight Days A Week, Good Day Sunshine, Another Day, Day Tripper by The Beatles.

    Lovely Day by Bill Withers.

    Monday Monday by Mamas and Papas.

    Ruby Tuesday by The Rolling Stones.

    Saturday Night at the Movies by The Drifters. (Notice I skipped quickly to the weekend? :)) )

    Hasn’t it been a glorious day today (in the UK at least)? It’s set to be another one tomorrow. 😀

    ash

  11. Day-O (Banana Boat Song) – Harry Belafonte …so, so, so sorry, just had to do it!
    Rainy Day Women – Bob Dylan
    Only Yesterday – Carpenters
    Sister Golden Hair – America
    Friday Night – The Darkness (from the Permission to Land album)
    Standin’ in the Rain (a.k.a. Concerto for a Rainy Day) – Electric Light Orchestra

    You’re a Big Girl Now – Bob Dylan (such a great song):

    “Love is so simple, to quote a phrase
    You’ve known it all the time, I’m learning it these days”

    Wednesday’s Child – Matt Monro
    Morning Has Broken – Cat Stevens

    Poisoning Pigeons in the Park – Tom Lehrer … a little ‘50s American humour for a Sunday outing.

    Toast and Marmalade for Tea – Tin Tin (what an absolute gem of a song):

    “You more lovely than the day
    When the sun is in your eyes…”

    Tuesday’s Gone – Lynyrd Skynyrd

    The absolute worst of the era of “bubblegum” music but every day is there – Jessica Jones.

    Beggar’s Day – Nazareth
    Just a Normal Day – Supertramp (from Crisis? What Crisis?)
    From Now On – Supertramp (Even in the Quietest Moments…)

    From Pink Floyd:

    Great Day for Freedom
    Time
    Us and Them
    Brain Damage

    Do ‘tomorrows’ qualify as days? If so, I must share a childhood jewel which many of you might remember… Reflections of my Life – Marmalade:

    “All my sorrows
    Sad tomorrows
    Take me back to my own home”

  12. Day Tripper
    Eight Days A Week
    A Day In The Life
    A Hard Days Nght
    Birthday
    Good Day Sunshine
    Yesterday

  13. 1) A Day in the Life: Beatles

    2) Yesterday: Beatles

    3) Sunday Never Comes: CCR

    4) Never On A Sunday: The Ventures (version)

    5) Sunday Morning Sidewalk: Johnny Cash (version)

    6) Que Sera Sera: Doris Day

    P.S Thanks for letting us share Susan with everyone for a few days Fed. That was class! 😉

  14. Soundgarden – The Day I Tried To Live
    Metallica – The Day That Never Comes
    Donovan – A Sunny Day
    Ben Harper – Another Lonely Day
    R.E.M. – Bad Day
    Jethro Tull – Cheap Day Return
    Bob Dylan – Lonesome Day Blues / Summer Days
    The Beatles – Day Tripper
    The Cranberries – Sunday
    The Doors – Blue Sunday

  15. As it’s a lovely hot sunny day here in Norfolk, I shall resort to a cull of my iTunes library to see what is lurking there…

    Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
    Bank Holiday Monday / Watch Them Fly Sundays – Stereophonics
    Blue Monday – New Order
    Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – Phil Collins
    Rainy Days and Mondays – the Carpenters
    Saturday in the Park – Chicago
    Naked Sunday – Stone Temple Pilots
    Monday Morning – Pulp
    Wednesday Morning, 3am – Simon & Garfunkel
    Saturday Night – Kaiser Chiefs
    Ruby Tuesday – The Stones
    Get ‘em Out by Friday – Genesis
    Monday Monday – Mamas & Papas
    Friday’s Dust – Doves
    Sunday Morning, Coming Down – Jonny Cash
    Manic Monday – the Bangles
    Saturdays (sic) Kids – The Jam
    Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting – Elton John
    Saturday – Sparklehorse
    Saturday Love – Alexander O’Neil

    Special mention in dispatches to

    Friday Night – The Darkness which sums up what a splendidly cultured lot we Lowestoft School kids were…

    “Monday cycling
    Tuesday gymnastics
    Dancing on a Friday night
    I got Bridge Club on Wednesday
    Archery on Thursday
    Dancing on a Friday night”

    …and One Million Billionth of a Millisecond on a Sunday Morning – the Flaming Lips. What a marvellous title that is!

    Lots of general “day” songs, too many to mention and a fair few by our old muckers “The Pink Floyd Sound”.

  16. Just in from cleaning car so may not understand this game, but here are mine:

    Yesterday – Beatles
    A Day Without Rain – Enya
    The Day Before The Day – Dido
    Bad Day – REM

    May I wish everyone a happy and hoppy Easter.

    Ian

  17. The Beatles – Lady Madonna

    All days of the week except Saturday are mentioned in the lyrics.

  18. Not a transcendental song, I have to admit, but it does include all the week days: 😉

    ‘Police On My Back’ – The Clash

    Well I’m running, police on my back
    I’ve been hiding, police on my back
    There was a shooting, police on my back
    And the victim well he wont come back

    I been running Monday Tuesday Wednesday
    Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
    Running Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Saturday Sunday
    What have I done?
    What have I done?

    Happy 4-day weekend to FEd and all the British bloggers!

  19. Seems like I arrived late again ~ most everything is covered. But I do have one to add.

    ‘Long Misty Days’, R Trower.

    And, I read about Susan, I did not know her, but she seemed to have touched the lives of everyone here. Sorry for your loss.

    I am relatively new here and post but every full moon. I am a huge DG and PF fan, so I think you’ll get to like me once you get to know me. 😀

  20. I bet you didn’t expect this:

    The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling

    or

    Jennifer Brown – Tuesday Afternoon

  21. May your Easter be filled with happiness and bright with blessings.

    Happy Easter to David and family, to the F.Ed and to everyone here.

    Elisabetta

  22. Thanks to amarok it is easy to list some good “day” songs:

    AC/DC – Stormy May Day
    Cat Stevens – Another Saturday Night
    Frank Sinatra – Day By Day
    Iron Maiden – The Longest Day
    Lynard Skynard – Saturday Night Special
    Motorhead – Make My Day
    Nancy Sinatra – Friday’s Child
    Nektar – Good Day
    PSP – Monday Afternoon
    Ramones – Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
    Rolling Stones – Ruby Tuesday
    Samson – Tomorrow Or Yesterday
    Scorpions – Loving You Sunday Morning
    Small Faces – Lazy Sunday
    Tommy James And The Shondells – Sugar On Sunday
    The Velvet Underground – Sunday Morning

    Enjoy a long weekend if you can…

    Best regards

    Taki

  23. Some “days” I found browsing through my CDs.

    The Pogues- Tuesday Morning
    Guns N’ Roses – Yesterdays
    Pearl Jam – All Those Yesterdays
    Eurythmics – I Saved the World Today (Monday is also mentioned in the lyrics)
    Sting – Seven Days
    Bob Dylan – Seven Days / Day of the Locusts / Days of ’49

    I hope you’ll have a sunny Easter. 🙂

  24. Happy Easter to David and you FEd. 🙂

    My wishes are to: Michèle, Dan, Alessandra, Lorraine, Sando, Lene and other friend bloggers too.

    Have a nice holidays to all, and see you on the Blog next days.

    Bye, Hydrea

  25. i know i’m drifting, but the song ”on a day like today” was one of the first commercial songs that kicked me into buying the album for one song… those were the days.

    -AlmondsGuy

  26. Hi FEd,

    Here’s a belated A2Z for you… (I’ve been away down in the West Country for a week, prior to my son’s Wedding, on St.George’s Day. So please forgive me if the majority of this selection has a somewhat melancholic, matrimonial mood, meandering throughout…)

    Another Day In Paradise – Phil Collins
    Best Days – Matt White
    Celebration Day -Led Zeppelin
    Daylight – Coldplay
    Everyday Hurts – Sad Cafe
    Forever Came Today – The Supremes
    Greatest Day Of Our Lives – Take That
    Happy Days Are Here Again – Judy Garland & Liza Minelli (for Simon)
    I Won’t Last A Day Without You – The Carpenters
    Just Another Day Without You – Jon Secada
    King For A Day – Thompson Twins
    Lazy Days – Enya
    Make My Day – Waldeck
    Night And Day – Frank Sinatra
    One Day In Your Life – Michael Jackson
    Perfect Day – Various Artists (Children In Need 1997)
    Queen – These Are The Days Of Our Lives
    Remember a Day – Pink Floyd
    Someday We’ll Be Together – Diana Ross & The Supremes
    The Day Before The Day – Dido
    Unforgettable Days – Extended Space
    Vanilla Days And Chocolate Nights – The Cowboys ‘N’ Indians
    Wedding Day – Seal
    X-Ray Spex – Day The World Turned Day-Glo
    Yesterday Once More – The Carpenters
    Zoom – The Commodores (contains the lyrics):

    “I wish the world were truly happy
    Living as one
    I wish the word they call freedom someday would come
    Someday would come
    Zoom.”

    Zoom, the day went in a flash, but was exquisitely excellent.

  27. Well its raining here and the only song I can think of is Friday, I’m In Love by the Cure.

    I just wish it would stop raining here for its been going on now for over two months and I may have to build an Ark.

    Have a great week, Thomas

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