Songs of the Week that have Wednesday 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 "Wednesday" in their titles. The offerings here again contain a few better known acts like Simon & Garfunkel and Lisa Loeb; along with a few lesser known bands like Inspiral Carpets and Fischerspooner. Plus a band I've grown to absolutely love, the Crash Kings. None of these "Wednesday" songs made the Top 100 charts either. 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 "Wednesday song" is in the comments section.

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

Wednesday Morning 3am - Simon & Garfunkel

Album:  	
Wednesday Morning 3am
Artist:		
Simon & Garfunkel
Composer:
Paul Simon
Release Date:	
October 19, 1964
Highest Rating:	

none

Wednesday Morning 3am is a track off of Simon & Garfunkels first album of the same name. The album was initially not received well but re-released in 1966 after the duo had gained more success and then it managed to reach #30 on the album charts. The album shows Simon & Garfunkels folk leanings.

The song is soft and beautiful as you'd expect from Paul Simon but the words tell a different story. As morning draws near the man in the story remorses about the woman laying asleep by him and how this will be the last he sees of her - he plans to leave her in the morning. This is because the day before he'd robbed a liquor store for twenty five dollars and some change!

The song ends with the lyrics:

My life seems unreal, 
My crime an illusion, 
A scene badly written 
In which I must play. 
Yet I know as I gaze 
At my young love beside me, 
The morning is just 
a few hours away.

Waiting for Wednesday - Lisa Loeb

Album:  	
Tails
Artist:		
Lisa Loeb
Composer:
Lisa Loeb
Release Date:	
September 26, 1995
Highest Rating:	

none

"Waiting for Wednesday" received some airplay off of the "Tails" album but none of her songs on the album reached the success of her hit "Stay (I Missed) You" (video included below the comments section). Loeb's big break came from Ethan Hawke, the actor - he lived near Loeb in New York City and they were introduced by mutual friends. Hawke introduced her song "Stay (I Missed You) to Ben Stiller and he put it in the ending credits of his film "Reality Bites". Lisa Loeb is involved in charity work, including her own charity called The Camp Lisa Foundation which helps underprivileged kids attend summer camps and other related activities.

I have to admit I'm not familiar with the song "Waiting for Wednesday" but it seems to be a breakup song. Her boyfriend and her seem to have a meeting and either he is going to break up with her or force her to decide something she doesn't want to decide. Her stomach hurts and she says "you put me on the spot" in the lyrics. If someone has a better understanding of this song feel free to explain it in the comments. A nice song though and a worthy contender for my favorite Wednesday song.

Wednesday - Fischerspooner

Album:  	
Odyssey
Artist:		
Fischerspooner
Composer:
Warren Fischer
Casey Spooner
Release Date:	
April 5, 2005
Highest Rating:	

none

Fischerspooner is duo who formed in 1998 and consists of Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner. They have a techno sound called electroclash which is a combination of new wave and electronica dance music. This song is definitely one you should listen to with the head phones on. A catchy techno beat if you ask me but not very complicated lyrics. Why is the song called Wednesday? No idea.

Lyrics:

Double it
Double it
Double it

I feel like I‘m still there
I feel like I‘m still there
I feel like I‘m there

It's Only Wednesday - Crash Kings

Album:  	
Crash Kings
Artist:		
Crash Kings
Composer:
Tony Beliveau
Mike Beliveau
Jason Morris
Release Date:	
May 26, 2009
Highest Rating:	

none

Crash Kings is a Los Angeles trio who formed in 2006. Their hit song "Mountain Men" from their self-titled album reached number one (included below comments section). I had not heard of this band before I started writing this Wednesday songs hub but I absolutely adore them. Their energy, sound and lyrics are truly impressive and I'd expect us all to be hearing much more about this band. A great stumble upon moment for me.

Lyrics:

It happens only 
in the day time,
she looks to me and says,
but it's only 
in the nighttime ohhh
She pulls me 
closer to her body,
so I can hear
 
There's a kink 
and then a scream,
but it's only in her dream
I look around 
and its you, oh oh ohhh
I can't believe 
it's only Wednesday.
And she can't see that 
everyone is there
Except for me
I know I 
Don't want to lose 
this time
 
 
Out of knowledge 
in a way form
passing through her head 
as it spins out of 
life and time
She keeps on trying 
to fight the evil
in her mind
 
There's a kink and 
then a scream,
but it's only in her dream
I look around 
and its you, oh oh ohhh
I can't believe 
it's only Wednesday.
And she can't see 
that everyone is there
Except for me
I know I 
Don't want to lose this time
 
And she looks to me, 
but she can't even believe it 
And she looks to me, 
but she can't even believe it 
she can't even believe it
she can't even believe it
but I don't want to lose this time
 
There's a kink and then a scream,
but it's only in her dream
I look around 
and its you, oh oh ohhh
I can't believe it's only Wednesday.
And she can't see that everyone is there
Except for me
I know I 
Don't want to lose this time

Inspiral Carpets - Just Wednesday

Just Wednesday - Inspiral Carpets

Album:  	
Devil Hopping
Artist:		
Inspiral Carpets
Composer:
Inspiral Carpets
Release Date:	
March 1994
Highest Rating:	

none

Inspiral Carpets is an English band that formed in 1983 by Graham Lambert and Stephen Holt. They enjoyed moderate success, especially in the UK from 1983-1995, most notably in the Manchester area where they hailed from. They had over a dozen top 50 hits in the UK during that time span.

Lyrics:

Never had a day when I pretended

I loved all the things in life we blended

And yes sometimes my bad rhymes are intended, forgive my way

I'll write my plea down here, and then I'll send it

I'll try to keep this brief, please don't end it

On knee that is well and truly bended, forgive my way

MAYBE IT WAS MY FAULT ALL ALONG

'CAUSE I'M CONSTANTLY TALKING IN PICTURES AND SONG

FOR ANYONE ELSE THIS WOULD BE

THE BEST DAYS OF HIS LIFETIME, BUT NOT FOR ME

IT'S JUST WEDNESDAY, OR SOME OTHER DAY, FORGIVE MY WAY


I dreamed I saw a million people dancing

To some tune me and someone else were chanting

I woke in time to hear the front door slamming, fly away

The message which you left me is still playing

I sit and listen to the words you're saying

I even had to put a brand new tape on my answer machine

MAYBE IT WAS MY FAULT ALL ALONG

'CAUSE I'M CONSTANTLY TALKING IN PICTURES AND SONG

FOR ANYONE ELSE THIS WOULD BE

THE BEST DAYS OF HIS LIFETIME, BUT NOT FOR ME

IT'S JUST WEDNESDAY, OR SOME OTHER DAY, FORGIVE MY WAY

IT'S JUST WEDNESDAY, OR SOME OTHER DAY

FORGIVE MY WAY, FORGIVE MY WAY

What is your favorite Wednesday song?

  • Wednesday Morning 3am - Simon & Garfunkel
  • Waiting for Wednesday - Lisa Loeb
  • Wednesday - Fischerspooner
  • It's Only Wednesday - Crash Kings
  • Just Wednesday - Inspiral Carpets
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16 comments

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Thumb86 6 years ago from Wales

some great picks here!


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JBeadle 6 years ago from Midwest Author

Thanks Thumb86. But where is your vote?!?!? Don't forget the poll!!! Come back! Come back and vote!


Rasta 6 years ago

Gee, how did you ever find so many Wednesday songs?


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JBeadle 6 years ago from Midwest Author

Hmmm.... well, I get by with a lil' help from my friends. Plus YOU gave me a list of Wednesday as well as Thursday songs when I was crying and complaining about it! Thanks for that Rasta.


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Bimendra gun 6 years ago from Sri Lanka

I really appreciate it


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JBeadle 6 years ago from Midwest Author

Glad you liked it Bimendra! Some pretty cool Wednesday songs - most of them I'd never heard of before I wrote this hub.


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Russell-D 6 years ago from Southern Ca.

Good job on Wedneday. though there was a vague reference somewhere to a Halloweeny related to Wedneday. David Russell


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JBeadle 6 years ago from Midwest Author

Hey Russell. There is a song "Haunt Me" by a group called Wednesday 13. But I only know this from google! Thanks for the read.


Konna 5 years ago

there is one more: tori amos-wednesday


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JBeadle 5 years ago from Midwest Author

Sorry about that. I've added it below!


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George Greene Jr. 3 years ago from California PA

i threw out everone of your list except the carpets and added:

Wednesday Morning-America

Wednesday-Tori Amos

yell Help/Wednesday Night Ugly-Elton John

Wednesday - Drive by Truckers

there were other Wednesday songs including one by Bad company but they play a different song when I went to check it out.


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JBeadle 3 years ago from Midwest Author

Where were you when I was writing the wed hub! But how could you dismiss the Crash Kings? I'd never heard of the Inspiral Carpets before I wrote this hub and that was a great find... love that group.


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Homeplace Series 2 years ago from Hollister, MO

What fun! Thanks for sharing. This popped up on my new hub, because my story took place on a Wednesday, I suppose. Neat. Nice to see your hub. ;-)


Cutileiro Pupil of Pop 17 months ago

The Undertones: Wednesday Week

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FswDoZKFXVc


hello? 13 months ago

How could you forget..."Wednesday morning at 5 o clock as the day begins...."?!?


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JBeadle 13 months ago from Midwest Author

Hello Hello. I love the song but its title is "She's Leaving Home" which doesn't have Wednesday in the title... which had been the point of the series... that the day was in the title BUT if I had been going for in the song period then I certainly would agree that song would top the list. Sounds like a good hub series for you to write, eh? I wish I would've titled my series a bit more descriptively now though. Like "Song Titles that have Days of the Week in them". Too late now!

However, the intro to this piece did say, "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." Where I do specify the day needs to be in the title.

Thanks for the comment still!

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