This list was Tom Doran’s idea. I thought we might be able to do it using David Bowie alone (‘Drive-In Saturday’, ‘Thursday’s Child’ and ‘Friday on My Mind’), but had to allow some lesser artists in to make up the numbers. And, obviously, the week starts on Sunday.
- ‘Everyday is Like Sunday’ Morrissey, 1988 Nominated by Adam Huntley. (I still think “every day” should be two words.)
- ‘Sunday Girl’ Blondie, 1979 Breezily ushered in by Tim Mickleburgh.
- ‘Manic Monday’ The Bangles, 1986 Nominated by both Adam Huntley and Tom Doran.
- ‘Blue Monday’ New Order, 1983 Nominated by the same Monday- obsessed pair.
- ‘Ruby Tuesday’ The Rolling Stones, 1967 A gem from Tom Doran.
- ‘Wednesday Morning, 3am’ Simon and Garfunkel, 1964 Yet another from Tom Doran.
- ‘Thursday’s Child’ David Bowie, 1999 From that man Doran again.
- ‘Friday on My Mind’ The Easybeats, 1966 David Waddington, Marc Blanc and Rob Marchant agreed that the original beats the Bowie cover.
- ‘Friday I’m in Love’ The Cure, 1992 Sarah pitched in with Robert Smith’s paean to enduring amour.
- ‘Drive-In Saturday’ David Bowie, 1973 The grand finale and final word from, yes, Tom Doran.
Originally published in the Independent on 12th October 2014.