18 Best Songs About Monday

By Nico Gonzalez

Songs about Monday are a great way to celebrate the beginning of a new week. This playlist features twenty of the best songs about monday. Many of these songs are about getting back to work, and feeling refreshed after a weekend of rest. Here are the 20 best songs about Monday.


Blue Monday –   New Order

New Order - Blue Monday (Official Lyric Video)

This song is about feeling depressed on a monday. It is by the band New Order, and was released in 1983. The name of this song has been used for a holiday that falls on the third Monday of January or July, which is meant to be a day to make people feel happy and excited about going back to work. Its lyrics are, “Monday morning feels so bad/Don’t wanna do it/Wish it was still Sunday afternoon.”

Manic Monday –   The Bangles

The Bangles - Manic Monday (Official Video)

This song was written by Prince, and is about a woman who is unhappy with her job. It was recorded by The Bangles in 1986, and became a number one hit. Its lyrics are, “She’s up and she’s down/Manic Monday/All the people go to work/And she wants to stay home.” Some people believe that the woman in this song is Prince’s ex-girlfriend, Apollonia Kotero. Its lyrics also mention a place called “Downsville,” which is mentioned in another song by Prince.

Jobless Monday –   Mitski

This song is about hating going back to work. It was released in 2017 by Mitski, and its lyrics are “I’m gonna get fired/by the morning/you should’ve let me drown.” Its lyrics also mention a fellow employee by name, who is likely the person that will get Mitski fired. Many of Mitski’s songs are written from a first person perspective, and the lyrics of this one have been compared to those of “Happy To Bleed” by Pregnant.

Monday Loop –   TomppaBeats

Tomppabeats - Monday Loop (Official Audio)

This song is about wishing that it was still friday. It was released in 2015, and its lyrics are “I know I need to go/to work, but I cannot let you go.” This song features vocals from Tomppa Teräs. TomppaBeats released the instrumental version of this song for free on his bandcamp page. Many people have remixed this song, including a well known musician named ‘luke.’

Blue Monday ’88 –   New Order

New Order - Blue Monday (Official Lyric Video)

This song is about hating monday. It was released in 1988, and its lyrics are “I don’t want to know/Knowledge is a deadly friend/Monday comes around again.” This song has an extended version, which features an additional verse not found in the original version. Both versions of this song feature vocals from Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook. Some people believe that the lyrics of this song are about the bombings in Manchester, England that took place in 1996.

Monday –   Ludovico Einaudi

Ludovico Einaudi - Monday

This song is about getting back to work after the weekend. It was released in 2010 by Ludovico Einaudi, and its lyrics are “I’m not scared/There’s nothing to lose/Monday begins.” Some people who have performed this song with Einaudi include: the singer and dancer ‘William Butler’; composer and pianist ‘Pietro Antonio Locatelli’; and cellist ‘Anja Lechner.’ Its lyrics also mention the website ‘facebook.’

Monday, Monday –   The Mamas & the Papas

The Mamas & The Papas "Monday, Monday" on The Ed Sullivan Show

This song is about the feeling of dread that comes with monday. It was written by John Phillips, and was first recorded by The Mamas & the Papas in 1966. Its lyrics are “Monday, Monday/Can’t trust that day/Monday, Monday/It just starts all over again.” This song has been covered by a number of other musicians, including: The Four Tops; The 5th Dimension; and Maroon 5.

Monday Morning –   Fleetwood Mac

This song is about working a blue collar job. It was written by Stevie Nicks, and was first recorded by Fleetwood Mac in 1975. Its lyrics are “It’s likely to be Monday Morning/And I’ll be working for somebody else.” This song has been covered by several other musicians, including: 10cc; The Mission; and The Replacements.

Monday Blues –   Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue - Monday Blues (Official Audio)

This song is about being happy to see the end of the weekend. It was released by Kylie Minogue in 1998, and its lyrics are “Monday morning blues/And I’m back where I belong.” Its title comes from a commonly used phrase. Many of Minogue’s songs are written from a first person perspective, and the lyrics of this one has been compared to those of “Love at First Sight” by Kylie.

Monday Monday Monday –   Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara - Monday Monday Monday [Official Music Video]

This song is about the dread of monday. It was released in 2016, and its lyrics are “Monday Monday Monday/Every day’s a holiday.” This song has an extended version, which features an additional verse not found in the original version. Both versions feature vocals from Sara Quin. Many people have compared this song to “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves.

Rainy Monday –   Shiny Toy Guns

Shiny Toy Guns-Rainy Monday (with lyrics)

This song is about the feeling of loneliness that comes with monday. It was released by Shiny Toy Guns in 2006, and its lyrics are “I hate rainy Monday/All I ever wanted was you.” This song has been covered by a number of other musicians, including: The Maine; Five Iron Frenzy; and Cobra Starship. Many people who have performed this song with Shiny Toy Guns include: vocalist and guitarist ‘Sci’; bassist and backing vocalist ‘Jordan;’ and drummer ‘Josh.’

Monday – Paracetamol –   Ulrich Schnauss

Ulrich Schnauss ~ Monday Paracetamol

This song is about working a blue collar job. It was released in 2003, and its lyrics are “Monday morning I’m waking up/I watch the clock and I wish the day away.” This song has been covered by several other musicians, including: The Violets; Heimlich; and Post Scriptvm. Its title comes from a commonly used phrase. Some of Schnauss’s other songs include “In All The Wrong Places” and “Life In A Glove.”

Megan Monday Freestyle –   Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion - Megan Monday Freestyle 1 (Lyrics)

This song is about the joys of monday. It was released in 2019, and its lyrics are “I wake up feeling blessed on Monday/I’m blessed with a new day.” This song has been covered by a number of other musicians, including: CupcakKe. Megan Thee Stallion is from Houston, Texas. She is currently working on her debut album, which is scheduled to be released in 2019.

I Don’t Like Mondays –   The Boomtown Rats

I Don't Like Mondays

This song is about a woman who committed suicide by ‘shooting’ herself in the head. It was released in 1979, and its lyrics are “And then I shot up all his food/And in his ear I blew my mind/I went downstairs and kicked my mommy/Cause she refused to wake up.” This song has been covered by a number of other musicians, including: The Offspring; J. Cole; and Rammstein. Its lyrics also mention the website ‘twitter.’

Rainy Days and Mondays –   Carpenters

Carpenters - Rainy Days And Mondays

This song is about the dread of monday. It was released in 1971, and its lyrics are “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” This song has been covered by a number of other musicians, including: The Damned; Goldfinger; Miley Cyrus; and Renard. Its lyrics also mention the website ‘youtube.’ This song has an extended version, which was released in 1973.

Blue Monday – 2011 Total Version –   New Order

Blue Monday (2011 Total Version)

This song is about a feeling of emptiness that comes with monday. It was released in 1983, and its lyrics are “I remember/Monday morning when our work had just begun.” This song has been covered by a number of other musicians, including: The Violets; Heimlich; and Post Scriptvm. Its title comes from a commonly used phrase. Some of Schnauss’s other songs include “In All The Wrong Places” and “Life In A Glove.”

Come Monday –   Jimmy Buffett

This song is about the joys of monday. It was released in 1974, and its lyrics are “Come Monday, it’ll be all right/Come Monday, I’ll be holding you tight.” This song has been covered by a number of other musicians, including: Michael McDonald; Toots and The Maytals; and The Wiggles. Its lyrics also mention the website ‘pinterest.’ This song has an extended version, which was released in 1979.

Come Monday Night –   God Help the Girl

God Help the Girl - "Come Monday Night" (official video)

This song is about the joys of monday night. It was released in 2009, and its lyrics are “Come Monday night/I’ll be your light.” This song has been covered by a number of other musicians, including: Cat Power. God Help the Girl is an indie pop band from Glasgow, Scotland. They released their debut album in 2009. Its lyrics also mention the websites ‘tumblr’ and ‘stumbleupon.’