Songs of the Week that have Sunday in them

I'm continuing my hub series where I write a hub each day about songs that use one of the days of the week in their title. This hub is on songs that have "Sunday" in their titles. Like the Saturday hub, these songs are from well known artists and fairly well known songs.  Could be difficult to pick a favorite from these five.  And I'm only taking on five songs per hub so I might have missed yours. If I have, please let me know what your favorite "Sunday song" is in the comments section.

If you would be so kind to VOTE IN THE POLL as well... it would be much appreciated!

Everyday Is Like Sunday - Morrissey

Album:  	
Viva Hate
Artist:		
Morrissey
Composer:
Stephen Morrissey
Stephen Street
Release Date:	
May 31, 1988
Highest Rating:	

#9(UK)

"Everyday is Like Sunday" is one of Morrissey's best known songs and was a successful single off of his album "Viva Hate". "Viva Hate" was Morrissey's first solo album after leaving The Smiths, a successful band he was a singer songwriter for from 1982-1987. Morrissey says the song is taken from the novel "On the Beach" which is about a group of people waiting for nuclear fallout along the shore of beach resort town in Australia. The video shows glimpses of a beach resort town that is out of season and has references to Morrissey's anti-meat eating viewpoint.

Lyrics:

Trudging slowly over wet sand
Back to the bench where your clothes were stolen
This is the coastal town
That they forgot to close down
Armageddon - come Armageddon!
Come, Armageddon! Come!

Everyday is like Sunday
Everyday is silent and grey

Hide on the promenade
Etch a postcard :
"How I Dearly Wish I Was Not Here"
In the seaside town
...that they forgot to bomb
Come, Come, Come - nuclear bomb

Everyday is like Sunday
Everyday is silent and grey

Trudging back over pebbles and sand
And a strange dust lands on your hands
(And on your face...)
(On your face ...)
(On your face ...)
(On your face ...)

Everyday is like Sunday
"Win Yourself A Cheap Tray"
Share some greased tea with me
Everyday is silent and grey

Sunday Papers - Joe Jackson

Album:  	
Look Sharp
Artist:		
Joe Jackson
Composer:
Joe Jackson
Release Date:	
January 5, 1979
Highest Rating:	

none

"Sunday Papers" is the second track on Joe Jackson's top 20 album "Look Sharp". Released as a single it never made the Billboard Top 100. Joe Jackson's first single off the album "Look Sharp" was "Is She Really Going Out With Him" - that song reached #13 in the UK and #21 in the US. My favorite Joe Jackson song is "Steppin' Out" which I've included in this hub below the comments section.

Lyrics:

Mother doesn't go out any more
Just sits at home and rolls her spastic eyes
But every weekend through the door
Come words of wisdom from the world outside

If you want to know about the bishop and the actress
If you want to know how to be a star
If you want to know about the stains on the mattress
You can read it in the Sunday papers, Sunday papers

Mother's wheelchair stays out in the hall
Why should she go out when the TV's on
Whatever moves beyond these walls
She'll know the facts when Sunday comes along

If you want to know about the man gone bonkers
If you want to know how to play guitar
If you want to know about the other suckers
You can read it in the Sunday papers, read it in the Sunday papers

Sunday papers don't ask no questions
Sunday papers don't get no lies
Sunday papers don't raise objection
Sunday papers don't got no eyes

Brother's heading that way now I guess
He just read something made his face turn blue
Well I got nothing against the press
They wouldn't print it if it wasn't true

If you want to know about the gay politician
If you want to know how to drive your car
If you want to know about the new sex position
You can read it in the Sunday papers, read it in the Sunday papers

Sunday papers don't ask no questions
Sunday papers don't get no lies
Sunday papers don't raise objection
Sunday papers don't got no eyes

Pleasant Valley Sunday - The Monkees

Single:  
Released as a single
with B-side "Words"
Album:
Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.	
Artist:		
The Monkees
Composer:
Gerry Goffin
Carole King
Release Date:
July 3, 1967	
Highest Rating:	

#3(US)

The Monkees were a made for TV group created by Robert Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the popular American television show of the same name which ran from 1966 to 1968.  The group consisted of Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones.  Initially the band was only allowed to do vocals but they increased their musical involvement as their popularity grew and took over full control of their musical output.  The group toured in the 70's after the show was cancelled along with several reunion tours in the 80's, 90's and even toured in 2000-2002.  The group was greatly influenced and directed by Don Kirshner as well.

Lyrics:

The local rock group down the street
Is trying hard to learn their song
Seranade the weekend squire, who just came out to mow his lawn

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday
Charcoal burning everywhere
Rows of houses that are all the same
And no one seems to care

See Mrs. Gray she's proud today because her roses are in bloom
Mr. Green he's so serene, He's got a t.v. in every room

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday
Here in status symbol land
Mothers complain about how hard life is
And the kids just don't understand

Creature comfort goals
They only numb my soul and make it hard for me to see
My thoughts all seem to stray, to places far away
I need a change of scenery

Ta Ta Ta...

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday
Charcoal burning everywhere
Another Pleasant Valley Sunday
Here in status symbol land

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday... 

Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2

Album:  	
War
Artist:		
U2
Composer:
David Howell Evans (The Edge)
Release Date:	
March 11, 1983
Highest Rating:	

#7(US)

U2's third album "War" launched U2 into their megaband status as well as giving them the political edge they are now so well known for. Fueled by the powerful singles "New Years Day" and "Surrender" (video found below comments) - "Sunday Bloody Sunday" is its most powerful song and is linked to Ireland's "Bloody Sunday" (1972) event where 26 unarmed civilians were shot by members of the British Army; 14 of those people (all men and half of which were teenagers) died in the confrontation. Considered U2's signature song, it is almost always performed in a U2 live concert. Rolling Stone magazine rated it the 268th best song of all time.

Lyrics:

I can't believe the news today
Oh, I can't close my eyes and make it go away!

How long?
How long must we sing this song?
How long?
How long?

'Cause tonight...we can be as one
Tonight...

Broken bottles under children's feet
Bodies strewn across the dead-end streets
But I won't heed the battle call
It puts my back up, my back up against the wall!

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday (Sunday, Bloody Sunday)
All right!

And the battles just begun
There's many lost but tell me who has won
The trenches dug within our hearts
And mothers, children, brothers, sisters torn apart!

Sunday, Bloody Sunday (Sunday, Bloody Sunday)

How long...how long must we sing this song?
How long?
How long?

'Cause tonight...we can be as one
Tonight
Tonight (Sunday, Bloody Sunday)
Tonight
Tonight (Sunday, Bloody Sunday)
Tonight
Here we go!

Wipe the tears from your eyes
Wipe your tears away
Wipe your tears away
I wipe your tears away (Sunday, Bloody Sunday)
I wipe your blood shot eyes (Sunday, Bloody Sunday)

Sunday, Bloody Sunday (Sunday, Bloody Sunday)
Sunday, Bloody Sunday (Sunday, Bloody Sunday)
Here I come!

And it's true we are immune
When fact is fiction and TV reality
And today the millions cry
We eat and drink while tomorrow they die!

The real battle yet began (Sunday, Bloody Sunday)
To claim the victory Jesus won (Sunday, Bloody Sunday
on...

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday...

Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Album: 
Songs About Jane 	
Artist:		
Maroon 5
Composer:
Jesse Carmichael
Mickey Madden
Adam Levine
Ryan Dusick
James Valentine
Release Date:
December 2, 2004	
Highest Rating:	

#14(US), #27(UK)

"Sunday Morning" is the eighth track and fourth single off of the very successful "Songs About Jane" Maroon 5 album. The video's beginning sequence comes from Adam Levine's noticing that their songs had become popular at karaoke bars - this one in Japan. Maroon 5 initially started as a high school garage band called Kara's Flowers which lasted for seven years from 1994-2001. They reformed adding guitarist James Valentine in 2002 as Maroon 5. The group won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

Lyrics:

Sunday morning rain is falling
Steal some covers share some skin
Clouds are shrouding us in moments unforgettable
You twist to fit the mold that I am in
But things just get so crazy living life gets hard to do
And I would gladly hit the road get up and go if I knew
That someday it would lead me back to you
That someday it would lead me back to you

That may be all I need
In darkness she is all I see
Come and rest your bones with me
Driving slow on Sunday morning
And I never want to leave

Fingers trace your every outline
Paint a picture with my hands
Back and forth we sway like branches in a storm
Change the weather still together when it ends

That may be all I need
In darkness she is all I see
Come and rest your bones with me
Driving slow on Sunday morning
And I never want to leave

But things just get so crazy living life gets hard to do
Sunday morning rain is falling and I'm calling out to you
Singing someday it'll bring me back to you
Find a way to bring myself back home to you

And you may not know
That may be all I need
In darkness she is all I see
Come and rest your bones with me
Driving slow on Sunday morning

What is your favorite Sunday song?

  • Everyday Is Like Sunday - Morrissey
  • Sunday Papers - Joe Jackson
  • Pleasant Valley Sunday - The Monkees
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
  • Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
See results without voting

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Robwrite 6 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

You forgot my favorite. "Sunday Morning Coming Down" (1972) by Johnny Cash.


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JBeadle 6 years ago from Midwest Author

I had Cash in my first five and will add it as an extra below comments and above Joe Jackson's Steppin' Out. It was a close call between Johnny and The Monkees IIRC. I know it is a bit pathetic that I went with The Monkees but I did. Probably a mistake!


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angelenastanford 6 years ago from Riverview, FL

wow this is totally cool that you do this keep it up !


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JBeadle 6 years ago from Midwest Author

Thanks angelenastanford... is that angel for short? I've got the whole week finished now. I might have to have a hub for something like songs with animal names in them next? It was fun to do. I didn't know half of the songs before doing this hub. I really like Inspiral Carpets now too.


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Robwrite 6 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

Thanks for adding in Johnny Cash. I love that song!


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JBeadle 6 years ago from Midwest Author

No problem. We could've had a poll vote tie between it and Sunday Bloody Sunday if I'd added it as my main 5! Not a lot of voting in the polls it seems.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

I enjoyed reading this. Thanks for including the Lyrics too. :)


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JBeadle 6 years ago from Midwest Author

Glad you enjoyed the hub, Lady_E. 6 more days of the week out there as well!


gordo 14 months ago

what about Beautiful Sunday by Daniel Boone


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JBeadle 14 months ago from Midwest Author

Hmmm... pretty good - probably better than the Maroon 5 offering. I remember the song now that I'm listening to it. Good suggestion, gordo.

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