Boomers Listened Eight Days A Week

When we take a look back at music of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, various themes crop up, like love found and love lost. Along with these themes, there are repeated conveyances used to illustrate and push the point forward. For example, crying comes up often enough. Another is days of the week. In fact, there have been numerous songs throughout the boomer years that cite a day of the week, either as a conveyance or as a theme.

Here are a few select songs that Mister Boomer recalls, many of which became hits:

Sunday and Me by Jay and the Americans (1965)

Sunday Morning by the Velvet Underground (1967)
Pleasant Valley Sunday by The Monkees (1967)

Blue Monday by Fats Domino (1957)

Monday, Monday by the Mamas & the Papas (1966)
Rainy Days and Mondays by the Carpenters (1971)

Tuesday Afternoon by the Moody Blues (1967)
Ruby Tuesday by the Rolling Stones (1967)
Tuesday’s Dead by Cat Stevens (1971)

Wednesday Morning, 3 a.m. by Simon & Garfunkel (1964)
Any Wednesday by The Royal Guardsmen (1967)

Sweet Thursday by Johnny Mathis (1962)

Jersey Thursday by Donovan (1965)
Thursday by Country Joe and the Fish (1967)
Thursday by Jim Croce (1970)

Friday on My Mind by the Easybeats (1966)
Friday’s Child by Nancy Sinatra (1966)

Saturday Night at the Movies by The Drifters (1964)

Saturday In the Park by Chicago (1972)
Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting by Elton John (1973)

Mister Boomer remembers hearing most of these on his transistor — or later, car radio. Whether it was his own radio or others playing in the neighborhood, there was one tuned in, every day of the week. If he had to pick one or two or three favorites, he would go with Friday On My Mind, Monday, Monday and Tuesday Afternoon, in no particular order. He has 45 RPMs of several in this selection, and others on albums, too … and the days go by …

Did you have a favorite day-of-the-week song, boomers?