TGIF: Top 5 “Friday” Songs (and One To Forget)

tgifWhew…..we made it to Friday!   If ever there was a day of the week to celebrate with music, Friday should be at the top of the list.   You’ve got  “Manic Monday”, “Ruby Tuesday”, “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fightin’ and so on, but when you try to think of the best songs with Friday in the title, you’ll be struggling.    Here’s a list of the Top 5 “Friday” songs.

 

 

Honorable Mention:

FRIDAY’S ANGELS:   GENERATION X   

This is early Billy Idol.   Predating his solo work that dominated early MTV, Generation X was a genuine punk rock band that not only looked the part, they embodied the attitude.

5.  FRIDAY NIGHT:    THE DARKNESS

“She moves me to write bad poetry.  Dancing on a Friday night with you”.  A fun tongue-in-cheek, throwback to the 80’s, party song.

4.  T.G.I.F.      KATY PERRY

Rebecca Black tried her best to kill the “Friday” song legacy.   The worst written song of all-time was almost listenable when Steve Colbert tore it up with the Roots.   Katy Perry took a similar pop attitude here, but you know you’re singing along with the chorus and not ashamed this time.  Max Martin and Dr. Luke’s production crafted a perfect weekend jam here. Over 300 million views online!

3.  FRIDAY IS FOREVER:    WE THE KINGS

It’s the end of the long week, you don’t want to listen to some epic classic rock song with a three minute guitar solo.  You want to kick back, relax, and forget about everything.   The best pop rock band out of Bradenton, Florida, We The Kings, show us how to get the party started.

2.  THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY:    R. KELLY

Back in 1996, R. Kelly created the ultimate hip hop “Friday” song.   T.G.I.F. is a played-out phrase but this R&B jam makes it feel fresh and alive.  The slick, stylish video was produced by Hype Williams and you’ll be cranking this up on the way to the club Friday night.

1.  FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE:   THE CURE

Was there any doubt what would be #1?   Robert Smith and The Cure wrote some of the best emotional breakup songs of all-time.  But when the band actually acknowledged they were happy, it shocked us!  The weekend is meant for lovers and you won’t find a better trio of upbeat love songs than this one, “Just Like Heaven”, and “Love Song”.

 

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