A month back, I noted that I’d found myself losing track of the days of the week as Life During Quarantine Time slogged on, and was looking for an easy solution to achieving some semblance of weekly time-keeping. Being musical, I elected to establish a roster of Songs of the Days to help, with a certain something played each morning to cement a particular segment of the calendar to my mind for the ensuing 18 hours or so while awake. I laid out some rules (as I do) about what could and couldn’t qualify for such a weekly musical calendar, and posted my suggested seven-day playlist. You can see that all here.
Having cycled through those songs multiple times, a freshening seemed in order, so I’ve developed a second seven-song schedule, and post it below. As always, I welcome your suggestions for the next go-round. Attention songwriters: Wednesday remains the hardest day to fill. Nobody digs the hump, I guess. I’m also pondering a deeper dig into this concept, finding songs that include each of the numbers from “One” to “Thirty-One,” to not only lock in the day, but also cement the date. Believe it or not, songs with all of those numbers in their titles exist, though some are of marginal quality, and some don’t actually include the numbers in their lyrics. Watch this space for more on that one.
“Sunday Morning Coming Down” by Johnny Cash
“Manic Monday” by The Bangles
“Tuesday Afternoon” by The Moody Blues
“Wednesday Evening Blues” by John Lee Hooker
“Jersey Thursday” by Donovan
“Friday On My Mind” by The Easybeats
“Hey Saturday Night” by The Coup (feat. TuneYards)