You may not believe it, but Sunday is not the most popular day of the week. Probably it's because it's the last day before the work week starts. So the weekend hourly budget gets more and more depleted on Sunday as the day progresses.
As a time of day, Sunday morning plays the most important role in songs about Sunday. This may be due to the fact that for us humans this time in the morning the head is freer and we are not so busy thinking about the coming week.
The phenomenon is also reflected in this compilation, because four of the 12 tracks have Sunday morning included as the song title.
In this blogpost, the best songs about Sunday are handpicked for you.
1. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
"Sunday Bloody Sunday" is a single by the Irish band U2 and was released in 1983 on their album "War". It is the third single release from the album. The song is about the “Bloody Sunday", also called the „Boogside Massacre“, in Northern Ireland on Sunday, January 30, 1972.
The senselessness of the horrific events of Bloody Sunday (which can generally be extended to war) is reflected in the following song verse: "There's many lost, but tell me who has won?“.
2. Sunday Morning - Margo Guryan
Sunday Morning by the US songwriter, singer and musician Margo Guryan was originally released in 1968 on her album "Take a Picture".
Many years later, the song was also released on other albums, including "27 Demos" (2014). A vinyl release titled "Sunday Morning" was made in 2001 as a Japan EP.
3. Sunday Morning - The Bolshoi
"Sunday Morning" by British band The Bolshoi, released as a single in 1986 by UK indie label Beggars Banquet. "Sunday Morning" is the fourth track on the album "Friends", which was also released in 1986. The album version of the song has a length of 06:35 minutes, whereas the edit version is about 2 minutes shorter at 04:36 minutes.
The official music video shows Trevor Tanner, the singer of the band, sitting on a red sofa throughout in different places.
4. Everyday Is Like Sunday - Morrissey
The song "Everyday is Like Sunday" by British singer-songwriter Morrissey is about a coastal town where there's just nothing going on:
"Everyday is silent and grey."
One possible lyric interpretation: Morrissey takes Sunday as the day in the week when many people are out of the here and now and may be too caught up in thoughts of the future, namely the coming week:
„Hide on the promenade, etch a postcard
‘How I dearly wish I was not here‘“
Morrissey takes it lyrically to the extreme in the following lines of lyrics:
"This is the coastal town
That they forgot to close down
Armageddon, come Armageddon
Come, Armageddon, come"
5. Lazy Sunday - The Small Faces
In essence, the song „Lazy Sunday“ by British band The Small Faces is about the singer telling a story from his everyday life, there is a constant quarrel with the neighbors.
He wants to get along well with his neighbors, but they don't let him have his development opportunities.
In the end, he comes to terms with this situation, takes a lazy Sunday and simply has no reason to worry.
The single "Lazy Sunday" by Small Faces spent a total of 11 weeks on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at #2 on 5/14/1968.
6. Sunday Morning - The Velvet Underground
“Sunday Morning" by the US band Velvet Underground was released as a single in 1966. On the debut album "The Velvet Underground & Nico" the song can be found as the first piece of music.
According to Lou Reed, the theme for the lyrics was suggested by none other than Andy Warhol, namely Paranoia.
By the way, the song was written by Lou Reed and John Cale on a Sunday morning.
7. Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
“Sunday Morning" by the band Maroon 5, released as a single in 2004, is sung in the first-person perspective by lead singer Adam Levine.
A possible interpretation of the song's lyrics could be: After a nice intimate time together, the couple has to separate or has already separated: "Driving slow on Sunday morning and I never want to leave".
If he knew that they would get together again in the future, he would joyfully set off immediately: "And I would gladly hit the road, get up and go if I knew
That someday it would lead me back to you."
8. Sunday Afternoon - Max Roach
"Sonday Afternoon" is an early 60s jazz tune by US jazz drummer Max Roach.
The track was recorded on February 27, 1962 and is included on the album "It's time" as the third piece of music.
With a duration of 6 minutes and 16 seconds, it is the shortest song on the album.
9. Sunday - The Cranberries
"Sunday" by the Irish band was released as a promotional single in the USA in 1993 and can be found in third place on the debut album.
Interestingly, the word „sunday“ does not even appear in the lyrics.
10. Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday) - Moby
The track "Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday)" by US musician Moby was released in February 2004 as the fourth single from the album "18".
Moby sampled the song "Sunday" of the same name by US singer Sylvia Robinson.
In the Belgian singles charts, Moby's single reached a top 10 position.
11. Sunday - Moby
It's no accident that Moby is represented right here again in this song compilation with a song called Sunday.
So you can look forward to a completely different tune from Moby. Only the song title is the same.
This "Sunday" track by Moby is instrumental, so without vocals, and appeared on the single "Run on" as a B-side. Also, the song appeared on the B-sides compilation of the album Play: "Play: The B Sides".
12. Sunday Morning Coming Down - Johnny Cash
The song "Sunday Morning Coming Down" is best known for Johnny Cash's version, which was released as a single in 1970.
It was written by Kris Kristofferson. In the lyrics Kris Kristofferson describes how on a Sunday morning a man went through his hangover and its negative effects after a drunken Saturday night.