Songs of the Week that have Thursday 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 "Thursday" in their titles. Two tragic deaths of talented singer/songwriters highlight this hub's Thursday offerings. 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 "Thursday song" is in the comments section.

If you would be so kind to vote in the poll as well... it would be much appreciated!


Jersey Thursday - Donovan

Album:  	
Fairy Tale
Artist:		
Donovan
Composer:
Donovan Leitch
Release Date:	
October 22, 1965
Highest Rating:	

none

Fairy Tale is the second album released by Donovan Leitch, normally known as just Donovan.  Donovan sang Bob Dylon-like folk songs during the 60's and the two shared a sort of over blown rivalry.  Donovan was both a musical performer as well as a tv personality.  He became popular after several appearances on the British television show Ready, Steady, Go!  He had associations with Joan Baez and Bruce Springsteen as well as The Beatles.  Admittedly, Jersey Thursday wasn't released as a single from the Fairy Tale album nor is a song he is well known for... but it does have "Thursday" in it.  Hopefully, you like it.  As was the style of the time it runs just over two minutes.

Lyrics:

In a tiny piece of colored glass
My love was born
And reds and golds and yellows
Were the colors in the dawn
Night brought on its purple cloak
Of velvet to the sky
And the girls were wheeling, spinning
On jersey Thursday

In a tiny piece of colored glass
My love was born
And reds and golds and yellows
Were the colors in the dawn
Night brought on its purple cloak
Of velvet to the sky
And the girls were wheeling, spinning
On jersey Thursday


Thursday - Jim Croce

Album:
I Got a Name
Artist:		
Jim Croce
Composer:
Jim Croce
Release Date:	
December 1, 1973
Highest Rating:	

none

Jim Croce died in an airplane crash a few months before his album "I Got a Name" was released.  That album included the songs "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" (#9 US Charts) and "The Last American Hero" (#10 US Charts).  Jim Croce's untimely death was at a time where he was just starting to enjoy the fruits of his success.  He was survived by his wife Ingrid and their son Adrian.

Lyrics:

Well, it started out just like a dream
And like a dream
I knew that what we had
Would have to end
I was lookin' for a lifetime lover
And you were lookin' for a friend

Someone to be there after all your nighttime lovers
Had gone the way they came
Someone who knew the way
To help you play your daytime game
It's not the same

Well, I started out pretending
That I've come to mean enough to you
To make you want to change
Then I came to realize
That there was just too much of you you have to rearrange

And I couldn't bear to wait around
For all your nighttime lovers
To go the way they came
Then it came to hurt too much for me
To have to play your daytime game
No one's to blame

It started out just like a dream
And like a dream
I knew that what we had
Would have to end

'Cause I was lookin' for a lifetime lover
And you were lookin' for a friend
I was lookin' for a lifetime lover
And you were lookin' for a friend

Thursday's Child - David Bowie

Album:  	
'hours...'
Artist:		
David Bowie
Composer:
David Bowie
Reeves Gabrels
Release Date:	
September 20, 1999
Highest Rating:	

#16 (US)

David Bowie wrote the song "Thursday's Child" for a video game called "Omikron - The Nomad Soul".  Bowie says the song was inspired by the book "Thursday's Child" which was an autobiography of the actress Eartha Kitt.  The video shows a worn looking David Bowie undressing in front of a bathroom mirror along with a woman.  The two morph into younger versions of themselves.

Lyrics:

All of my life I've tried so hard
Doing my best with what I had 
Nothing much happened all the same 

Something about me stood apart
A whisper of hope that seemed to fail 
Maybe I'm born right out of my time
Breaking my life in two 

[CHORUS]
Throw me tomorrow
Now that I've really got a chance 
Throw me tomorrow 
Everything's falling into place 
Throw me tomorrow 
Seeing my past to let it go 
Throw me tomorrow 
Only for you I don't regret 
That I was Thursday's child 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday born I was
Monday Tuesday Wednesday born I was 
Thursday's child

Sometimes I cried my heart to sleep 
Shuffling days and lonesome nights
Sometimes my courage fell to my feet 

Lucky old sun is in my sky 
Nothing prepared me for your smile 
Lighting the darkness of my soul 
Innocence in your arms 

Sweet Thursday - Matt Costa

Album:  	
Songs We Sing
Artist:		
Matt Costa
Composer:
Paul Simon
Release Date:	
March 28, 2006
Highest Rating:	

none

Matt Costa from Huntington Beach, California was primarily an independent singer and songwriter making his first musical appearance in 2003. Thanks to help from No Doubt's Tom Dumont and Modest Mouse/The Shins' Phil Ek, Costa put together his "Songs We Sing" album. He had previously released it independently in 2005 but the album was re-worked with the help of Ek and Dumont and re-released in 2006, including the addition of the song "Sweet Thursday". Costa also has close ties to Jack Johnson and opened for him during Johnson's 2005 summer tour. His single, "Sweet Thursday" draws from his west coast roots, which you can hear in the lyric "Sweet Thursday is calling me back up to Monterey".

Lyrics:

I'm waiting in the pines
I'm waiting in the forest
Pilon at my side
The treasure lies before us

And so we started walking
We knew they couldn't harm us
And how the wind is crying
When misty morning dawn breaks

We'll walk back to the flats
With gallons in our hands

We're walking in the fields
We're working on the farms
We do just like our fathers
How can they take that from us?

And so we started driving
We had no choice to leave this
The bowl was left behind us
For Hooverville's before us

Three hundred thousand
Bodies who can't rest

Sweet Thursday is calling me back up to Monterey
Up to Monterey

So I started driving
And left my home behind me
The row there kept reminding
Of pages in your writing

Sweet Thursday is calling me back up to Monterey
Up to Monterey


Thursday - Morphine

Album:  	
Cure for Pain
Artist:		
Morphine
Composer:
Mark Sandman
Release Date:	
September 1993
Highest Rating:	

none

Morphine was an alternative rock band formed in 1989 by frontman/songwriter Mark Sandman. The band enjoyed critical acclaim although not commercial success, at least not in the United States. The band disbanded in 1999 when lead singer Mark Sandman died of a heart attack during a live performance. Sandman's vocals are distinctive and described as a "low crooning". He was also their bassist and known for his odd two string bass guitar which he played with a slide. A very influential east coast band, hailing from Cambridge Mass., Morphine enjoyed much more commercial success outside of America in countries like Australia, Portugal, France and Belgium - than within its own borders.

Lyrics:

We used to meet every Thursday Thursday
Thursday in the afternoon
For a couple of beers and a game of pool
We used to go to a motel a motel
A motel across the street
And the name of the motel was the Wagon Wheel
Oh
One day she said come on come on she said
Why don't you come back to my house
She said my husband's out of town
You know he's gone till the end of the month
Well I was just so nervous so nervous
You know I couldn't really quite relax
Cause I was never really quite sure when her
Husband was coming back
Sure one of the neighbors yea one of the neighbors
One of the neighbors that saw my car
And they told her yea they told her
I think they know who you are
Well her husband he's a violent man a very violent and jealous man
Now I have to leave this town I got to leave while I still can
We should have kept it every Thursday Thursday
Thursday in the afternoon
For a couple of beers and a game of pool
We should have kept it every Thursday Thursday
Thursday in the afternoon
For a couple of beers and a game of pool
She was pretty good too

What is your favorite Thursday song?

  • Jersey Thursday - Donovan
  • Thursday - Jim Croce
  • Thursday's Child - David Bowie
  • Sweet Thursday - Matt Costa
  • Thursday - Morphine
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6 comments

Rasta 6 years ago

You get paid for the poll votes and these comments?


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JBeadle 6 years ago from Midwest Author

I don't believe so but they make the hubs much more interesting when there is feedback. It *might* increase the hubscore. The hubscore is a complete mystery to me though.


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Russell-D 6 years ago from Southern Ca.

Good Job on Thursday. David Russell


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JBeadle 6 years ago from Midwest Author

Thanks Russell. Not a lot of voters on the polls though. What's up with that? Vote damnit! VOTE!


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George Greene Jr. 3 years ago from California PA

added a few honorable mentions:

Thursday-Asobi Sekso

Thursday-The Weekend

Thursday Night-Chixdiggit

Thursday Afternoon-Rollins band

And a bonus kind of-- a band called Thursday!


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JBeadle 3 years ago from Midwest Author

Not familiar with those Thursday songs. Sounds like an idea for a hub of your own. Thanks for going through my hubs though! This is the most comments I've had in one day since I've joined hub pages. It is an honor to me that you took the time to read and comment like this. Thank-you.

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