Friday Songapalooza

After having a dreadful time finding favorite songs with Wednesday and Thursday in the titles, I am relieved to be at Friday with a plethora of songs from which to choose. Why are there so many songs about Friday? Well, it’s the start of the weekend and time to party, so people want to sing about it. I may be humming a tune myself as I clip my fingernails later on a Friday night. Now that’s a party!

Back in my younger days, I knew it was the weekend and time to party when Chicago radio station WXRT 93.1FM played Another Drugland Weekend by local band The Hounds at 5PM on Fridays. If not for that song, I’d probably still be in the church choir today. If you missed The Hounds in the 70s, don’t fret. You can catch them later this month playing in a bowling alley just across the border in Madison, Wisconsin. Really!

Who’s up for a short road trip? I know the promotional blurb above suggests ordering a cheeseburger, but when I eat at the Bowl-A-Vard Lanes, I prefer their coq au vin or lobster thermidor to satisfy my palate. Highly recommended!

But this isn’t supposed to be a post about songs with weekend in the title. I need to have Friday on my mind as I write this post, which leads me to …

“Friday On My Mind” by The Easybeats.

Such a great song, even covered by The Boss himself. That’s certainly a little angrier and edgier version by Springsteen. But I also covered “Friday On My Mind” in a prior post about one-hit wonders. While I love that song, I delved deeper into Friday tunes.

Remember this one about Friday?

Oh, you say that you were trying to forget? That remains dreadful over 10 years later. But I can’t argue with 163 million views. Good for her. Sorry if any reader now has the nasal chorus of “Friday, Friday” stuck in their head like I do. Misery loves company!

As I searched through Friday song title lists, one Friday song was conspicuous by its absence from all the lists I checked. Maybe because the lyrics are dark, telling a tale of financial ruin and suicide. For a nice backstory on “Black Friday,” click HERE. But for those who simply want to enjoy my favorite song with Friday in the title, here you go with lyrics …

Now that’s quite a Friday song that takes a listener from financial ruin in America to anonymity feeding kangaroos in Australia. We should all be so lucky.

I hope you enjoy your drugland weekend, but sober up in time for my Saturday song tomorrow.

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