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Three Good Monday Songs

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“Manic Monday” was written by Prince and was the first big hit for The Bangles, climbing to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released in 1986.

Written by Bob Geldolf, who would go on to organize the charity concerts Live Aid and Live 8, The Boomtown Rats’s “I Don’t Like Mondays”was about a 16-year-old who opened fire at a group of elementary school children on their school playground. She killed two adults and injured eight children and one police officer. When the journalist asked her why she did it, she said, “I don’t like Mondays; this livens up the day.”

And, of course, Monday Monday. This song, written by John Phillips and originally recorded by The Mamas & the Papas, was the number one song ever by a band that had both men and women in it. The 60s were a crazy time.

Of course, I love anything with Mama Cass in it, if for no other reason than her absolutely awesome Scooby-Doo Movies episode where she owned the haunted candy factory that the Gang was investigating. Wow, candy monsters, if ever there was a monster Scooby and Shaggy wouldn’t be scared of

Monday is probably the most sang about song. I’m sure there are a couple good Friday tunes, and of course there’s Elton John’s “Saturday Night’s All Right for Fighting,” but I think Monday might be the most balladed about. Is that an expression? It should be.

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Written by Greg Karber

March 8, 2010 at 9:13 am

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