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I would like a wake-up song or sound file for each day of the week. Wake up, everybody! There's

I have a chronic case of the "morning stupids" -- that is, when my alarm clock goes off, I may not know where I am, what day of the week it is, etc. On weekends, I generally sleep in, but on weekdays I have to get up, because I have to be at work by 8:30-ish. This can be a problem.

In addition to my joyously annoying old-school clock-radio, I have a Treo 650 (PDA phone) + a clock application (Palmary Clock) that can play any sound file as an alarm; it sits in a cradle beside my bed. I want to load it up with weekday-appropriate alarm content.

Option 1: Find (or create) spoken recordings, e.g., "Wake up, slacker! It's Monday and you have to go to work." I can't imagine there are sound files like this out there already, so I would have to create my own or have friends make them (which, admittedly, could be fun!).

Option 2: Find songs that fill the bill, e.g., "Monday Monday" by The Mamas and the Papas ...but, well, I run out of ideas after Monday. This is where you guys come in:

What songs are there for every day of the week?
posted by LordSludge to Media & Arts (34 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
sunday kind of love -- etta james
posted by milarepa at 8:13 AM on July 13, 2006


saturday nite -- ghostface killah
posted by milarepa at 8:15 AM on July 13, 2006


Friday:
The Cure - "Friday I'm In Love"
posted by sprocket87 at 8:16 AM on July 13, 2006


- Tell me why I don't like Mondays (Boomtown Rats)
- Ruby Tuesday (Rolling Stones)
- Wednesday's Song (John Frusciante)
- Love song for no-one (Any given Thursday) - (John Mayer)
- Friday I'm in love (The Cure)
posted by TwoWordReview at 8:17 AM on July 13, 2006


Tuesday Afternoon, by the Moody Blues
Wednesday Week, by Elvis Costello.
There are no recorded songs about Thursday; sorry.
(She Don't Care No More, She Got Paid on) Friday, by Joe Jackson
Saturday Night's All Right for Fighting

All those are upbeat, except that Tuesday one. Waking up to fast stuff is fun.

To confuse the hell out of yourself, try "Police on My Back," by someone, covered by the Clash.
posted by ibmcginty at 8:17 AM on July 13, 2006


There are no recorded songs about Thursday; sorry.

David Bowie's "Thursday Child"
posted by Robot Johnny at 8:22 AM on July 13, 2006


er, "Thursday's Child"
posted by Robot Johnny at 8:22 AM on July 13, 2006


The Arcade Fire: Rebellion (Lies) it goes "sleepin is giving in.. no matter what the time is.. sleepin is giving in, so lift those heavy eyelids.."
posted by amethysts at 8:24 AM on July 13, 2006


Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning - Cowboy Junkies
posted by valleys at 8:28 AM on July 13, 2006


For every day of the week, there's Craig David's 7 Days

For Friday:
Just Got Paid (Friday Night) - Johnny Kemp
Time to Party - Craig David
posted by phoenixc at 8:30 AM on July 13, 2006


Waking Up by Elastica ("Waking up and getting up has never been easy")
posted by EndsOfInvention at 8:31 AM on July 13, 2006


David Bowie's "Thursday's Child"

I was struggling for Thursday, how could I not remember David Bowie!
posted by TwoWordReview at 8:32 AM on July 13, 2006


This song isn't day-related in any way, but it's my favorite morning song ever. It's "Natural Anthem" by the Postal Service. I have a friend that calls this song "Breakfast", because he has to listen to it every morning to get his day started. One of my favorites!

FWIW...
posted by sprocket87 at 8:49 AM on July 13, 2006


Come on, damn it!

Monday: 'Welcome to the Working Week' by Mr Elvis Costello!!
posted by waxbanks at 8:49 AM on July 13, 2006


Nobody's mentioned the Bangles' "Manic Monday"? Much more high-energy than the Mamas and the Papas' "Monday, Monday" -- I know the Bangles get me up faster.

I also like Irving Berlin's "Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning," but it's not about a specific day of the week. I usually use it on weekends.
posted by booksandlibretti at 8:51 AM on July 13, 2006


Actually, google was more helpful than I guessed it'd be on this one:

sunday
monday
tuesday
wednesday
thursday
friday
saturday
posted by twiggy at 8:52 AM on July 13, 2006


For free, you can get Billy Bragg's
St. Monday from Amazon. A little counterproductive, though:

Monday and the afternoon is bearing down on me
I’m watching the clock and the clock is watching me
Don’t have to be cool but you know I am
Don’t have to be here but you know that

I’m a hard worker but I ain’t working on a Monday
I’m a hard worker but I ain’t working on a Monday
A hard working fellow but I ain't working on a Monday
St. Monday’s still the weekend to me

Two dozen enquiries are on hold for me
My shift supervisor is staring hard at me
Nobody can say what the matter is
I’m trying to recharge my batteries

I’m a hard worker but I ain’t working on a Monday
I’m a hard worker but I ain’t working on a Monday
A hard working fellow but I ain't working on a Monday
St. Monday’s still the weekend to me

posted by blueshammer at 8:58 AM on July 13, 2006


Great suggestions! (and I'm a little embarrassed to have Google links spoon-fed to me, haha)

I think I may set up a collection of several songs for each day of the week AND record some spoken waker-uppers (sounds like a great excuse to meet girls!) and then just rotate between them.

BTW, here's the link for Palmary Clock, but IIRC you also need PocketTunes to play mp3s. No affiliation, yadda-yadda...
posted by LordSludge at 9:17 AM on July 13, 2006


Bob Wills (I think) has a great Saturday song. It starts out "Oh, it's Saturday, Yes it's Saturday..." talking about everything this cowboy is going to do to get ready for the big dance that night. He's gonna "shine two shines(?)" and brush his teeth, etc. It makes me really happy every time I hear it, but I don't know enough of the real lyrics to google it for you.
posted by pomegranate at 9:23 AM on July 13, 2006


Ok, I think I'm gonna nominate this thread (along with poetry dude) for Funnest Thread Of The Week....
posted by baylink at 9:25 AM on July 13, 2006


Sunday, Bloody Sunday - U2

And though not day-of-the-week-related, I always woke up INSTANTLY to "Cherry Lips (Go, Baby, Go!)" by Garbage. This was my alarm for like six months until a breakup nearly ruined the entire album for me.
posted by Imperfect at 9:25 AM on July 13, 2006


Monday- "Welcome to the Working Week", Elvis Costello
posted by doctor_negative at 9:28 AM on July 13, 2006


Not day-specific, but... The Beatles - "Good Morning, Good Morning", "Good Day Sunshine", and "Here Comes the Sun".
posted by candyland at 9:34 AM on July 13, 2006


Saturday Night by the Bay City Rollers.

Admitedly it is about the night, but if you sleep in long enough...

Plus it makes me think of "So I Married an Axe Murderer" which makes me smile.
posted by Chickenjack at 10:05 AM on July 13, 2006


Not Google but another lyrics resource:

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
posted by srah at 10:24 AM on July 13, 2006


Personally, I can't use music as my alarm. I will only get up to shut it off if it annoys the heck out of me.

I would record a simple sound file that just said "MONDAY MONDAY MONDAY MONDAY MONDAY..." until I intervened. You know what day it is and it should provide motivation to get it to shut the fuck up.

Also, I require that my alarm be out of my reach, otherwise I just slap it off and keep sleeping.
posted by utsutsu at 10:37 AM on July 13, 2006


Stormy Monday (T-Bone Walker)
Friday on My Mind (The Easybeats)
Working for the Weekend (Loverboy)
posted by timeistight at 10:45 AM on July 13, 2006


Here's a comprehensive list for all days of the week.
posted by rocket88 at 12:20 PM on July 13, 2006


Sheryl Crow is drinking beer at noon on Tuesday.
posted by witchstone at 12:52 PM on July 13, 2006


For Friday you MUST do:

Arling and Cameron - W.E.E.K.E.N.D.
posted by phrontist at 1:23 PM on July 13, 2006


The best wake-up song is the Boo Radleys' "Wake Up Boo." (sample here)

The Smithereens' "Groovy Tuesday" ("Woke up on a groovy Tuesday." is also good, as is The Pogues' "Tuesday Morning."
posted by kirkaracha at 4:03 PM on July 13, 2006


"Rainy days and mondays"... always get me down.
posted by nimsey lou at 5:55 PM on July 13, 2006


Wake Up Boo! by The Boo Radleys.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 6:10 PM on July 13, 2006


The Gap Band - Early in the morning - no day of the week mentioned but sure to get your toes tapping any morning of the week!
posted by jacobsee at 8:50 AM on July 14, 2006


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