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30 Best Songs About Friday

December 8, 2023
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I’ve curated a list of the best songs about Friday, capturing the excitement and freedom that this day of the week symbolizes.

This article is your soundtrack for the perfect Friday feeling, with tunes that embody the joy and anticipation of the weekend.

Top songs about Friday

  • Coldplay – “Hymn For The Weekend”
  • CeeLo Green – “Big Lights Bigger City”
  • Katy Perry – “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”
  • Riton x Nightcrawlers – “Friday”
  • Lily Allen – “Our Time”
  • Franz Ferdinand – “Take Me Out”
  • The Cure – “Friday I’m In Love”
  • Sia – “Cheap Thrills”
  • LCD Soundsystem – “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House”
  • Khruangbin – “Friday Morning”

1. Coldplay – “Hymn For The Weekend”

The title of this song says it all.

Listening to the “Hymn For The Weekend” feels very liberating.

It’s definitely one of the best Friday songs.

Oh, angels sent from up above
I feel it coursing through my blood
Life is a drink, your love’s about
To make the stars come out.

2. CeeLo Green – “Big Lights Bigger City”

“Big Lights Bigger City” maybe isn’t one of the most popular songs about Friday, but it definitely deserves a special spot on this list.

There’s something very exciting about this song.

“I’ve been living for the weekend, but no not any more
Cause here comes that familiar feeling, that Friday’s famous for.”

3. Katy Perry – “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”

“Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” is arguably one of the most popular songs about Friday.

It’s uplifting, catchy, and youthful.

And it might make you think twice before you order that last round of drinks next time you go out.

Last Friday night
Yeah, we maxed our credit cards
And got kicked out of the bar
So we hit the boulevard.

4. Riton x Nightcrawlers – “Friday” 

“Friday” by Riton x Nightcrawlers is that famous ‘it is Friday song.’

It’s an uplifting tune and a popular party starter.

You just need to be careful with it: it might get stuck in your head permanently.

It’s Friday again
Then Saturday, Sunday, what?

5. Lily Allen – “Our Time”

“Let your hair down now
It’s the end of the week
And this is our time now.”

Lily Allen’s “Our Time” will instantly get you in a weekend mood.

From motivating lyrics to feel-good melodies,  it’s a perfect  Friday night song.

6. Franz Ferdinand – “Take Me Out”

“Take Me Out” is a timeless hit with a pure Friday night vibe.

The song tells a story of a guy checking out a girl at a club. But the lyrics could also be referencing the death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

So, an uplifting tune with an interesting backstory for sure.

“I say, don’t you know?
You say, you don’t know
I say, take me out!”

7. The Cure – “Friday I’m In Love”

And “Friday I’m In Love” is undeniably the most iconic song about Friday.

And it seems like it never gets old.

I don’t care if Monday’s blue
Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday too
Thursday, I don’t care about you
It’s Friday, I’m in love.

8. Sia – “Cheap Thrills”

Well, we can’t skip one of the most popular songs with Friday in the lyrics.

Some people think that “Cheap Thrills” is overplayed, and some still worship it as their favorite weekend hymn.

Which group are you in?

Come on, come on, turn the radio on
It’s Friday night, and it won’t be long
Gotta do my hair, put my make-up on
It’s Friday night, and it won’t be long.

9. LCD Soundsystem – “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House”

“Daft Punk Is Playing At My House” is a Friday night gem.

Make sure it’s on your Friday party songs playlist next time you host a party.

And don’t forget about some Daft Punk tunes as well.

‘Cause Daft Punk is playing at my house, my house
You’ve got to set them up kid, set them up.

10. Khruangbin – “Friday Morning”

Khruangbin’s music is an ideal soundtrack for easy Friday mornings.

It will help you put your mind at ease and finish the week with calm and positive vibes.  

11. The Easybeats – “Friday On My Mind”

It’s easier to go through the week with Friday on your mind.

Don’t worry, it will come, just like it always does.

Until then, enjoy the present moment.

Today I might be mad, tomorrow I’ll be glad
‘Cause I’ll have Friday on my mind.

12. Kovacs – “It’s The Weekend”

Kovacs knows how to have fun and celebrate the end of the week.

“It’s The Weekend” is uplifting, relaxed, and catchy. It’s a perfect song for Friday.

“‘Cause it’s the weekend, weekend, weekend
Nothing’s going on
Yeah, it’s the weekend, weekend, weekend
I swear there’s nothing wrong.”

13. P!nk – “Get The Party Started”

“Get The Party Started” is a classic.

It’s not one of the songs with Friday in the lyrics, but it will definitely bring you Friday vibes.

It’s a must for every proper party playlist.

“Makin’ my connection as I enter the room
Everybody’s chillin’ as I set up the groove
Pumpin’ up the volume with this brand new beat
Everybody’s dancin’ and their dancin’ for me.”

14. Ice Cube – “Friday”

Let the games begin!

Ice Cube’s 1995 hit is an old-school Friday anthem.

Thanks to the American stoner comedy film of the same name, “Friday” is probably one of the most iconic hip-hop songs about Friday.

“You know it ain’t no stoppin’ all the dogs I’m droppin’
It’s friday night so everything is poppin’
I gots ten to spend on the hen
So let the games begin.”

15. Simple Plan – “Happy Together”

Speaking of movies with Friday in the title, remember “Freaky Friday”?

Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, an awkward switch, and a lot of banger Friday songs.

“I can’t see me lovin’ nobody but you
For all my life
When you’re with me, baby the skies’ll be blue
For all my life.”

16. Eric Paslay – “Friday Night”

If you’re looking for country songs about Friday, Eric Paslay’s cheerful “Friday Night” is your tune.

It’s a type of song that motivates you to sit in your car and drive to the next bar. But in a decent way.

“I wanna be your Friday night sweet ride
Summertime sunshine barefoot in the moonlight.”

17. Vigilant – “Friday Night”

This is another lively Friday night song.

If this tune is not right up your alley, it will at least help you to work on your dance moves.

“But the bouncer wouldn’t let me in
He just stood there with a stupid grin
Last time
I went on crying
But I kept trying
Cause he don’t know the moves that im supplying.”

18. Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk” 

And perhaps you would rather work on your dance skills with Bruno Mars?

Well, who wouldn’t?

This ultimate dance song should be on every Friday party songs list (even though it mentions Saturday in the lyrics.)

19. The Specials – “Friday Night, Saturday Morning”

Do you go out on Friday night and come back Saturday morning?

If that’s your weekend routine, this laid-back tune is your signature song.

“Out of bed at eight am
Out my head by half past ten
Out with mates and dates and friends
That’s what I do at weekends.”

20. Beach Boys – “Good Vibrations”

And if you’re searching for Friday songs for work, “Good Vibrations” will undoubtedly put the whole office in the good mood.

And maybe the party will start a little bit early.

“I’m pickin’ up good vibrations
She’s giving me the excitations.”

21. Outkast – “Hey Ya!” 

This is another weekend classic.

In fact, “Hey Ya!” is arguably one of the best Friday night songs of all time.

The rhythm, unparalleled energy, a taste of freedom… It’s iconic.

“You think you’ve got it
Oh, you think you’ve got it
But got it just don’t get it when there’s nothin’ at all.”

22. Katy Perry and Alesso – “When I’m Gone”

We have a feeling that this will become a popular song for Friday.

It’s a classic catchy pop tune that probably sounds like everything and nothing you’ve heard before.

The official music video was released in February 2022.

“Late nights, callin’ me, callin’ me
Do anything to keep me close
Well you should know it’s gonna be, gonna be
So hard for you to let me go.”

23. We The Kings – “Friday Is Forever”

When it comes to uplifting songs with Friday in the title, we can’t skip We The Kings.

Yes, Friday is forever, but sometimes it feels like it ended before it has even begun.

“Friday is forever, we belong together
So come on, come on,
And don’t you say never.”

24. Genesis – “Get ‘Em Out By Friday”

“Get ‘Em Out By Friday” is an eight-and-a-half minute rock journey.

It has interesting storytelling lyrics and recognizable Genesis-style energy.

So, if you decide to spend this Friday night at home, you’ll have a chance to enjoy this epic song.

“Get ’em out by Friday
You don’t get paid ’til the last one’s well on his way
Get ’em out by Friday
It’s important that we keep to schedule, there must be no delay.”

25. Kyle Minogue and Years&Years – “A Second To Midnight”

Kyle Minogue and Years&Years in an ultimate Friday night song? Oh yes!

It’s fresh, yet it sounds like it was released ten years ago. And we mean that in the best way possible.

“Remember back in ’99? Oh, I
We danced like maniacs all night, oh, I
Now the world is turning
Faster with time.”

26. Rihanna – “Cheers (Drink To That)”

Rihanna has a lot of songs that could be used as a Friday night soundtrack.

But nothing does it like “Cheers (Drink To That).”

“Don’t let the bastards get you down
Turn it around with another round
There’s a party at the bar
Everybody put ya glasses up, and I drink to that.”

27. Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now”

The same goes for Dua Lipa.

Try not to move when you hear “Don’t Start Now.” We know you want to, whether you’re a fan of Dua Lipa or not.

“If you don’t wanna see me dancing with somebody
If you wanna believe that anything could stop me.”

28. George Jones – “Finally Friday”

Here’s another feel-good tune for your country Friday songs playlist.

Do you have your motor running for a wild weekend like Mr. Jones?

“It’s finally Friday
I’m outta control
Forget the workin’ blues
And let the good times roll.”

29. Icona Pop and Charli XCX – “I Love It”

If you’re still not mentally prepared for the weekend, this song will certainly change that.

Turn the volume up and let the music take over.

It’s simple as that.

“You’re on a different road, I’m in the Milky Way
You want me down on Earth, but I am up in space
You’re so damn hard to please, we gotta kill this switch
You’re from the ’70s, but I’m a ’90s bitch.”

30. The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”

Is there a better way to start the weekend than listening to The Weeknd?

Well, besides the appropriate name, he is the king of contagious dance hits.

And “Blinding Lights” has that sweet 80s vibe that makes it one of his best Friday songs.  

I said, ooh, I’m blinded by the lights
No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch
“I said, ooh, I’m drowning in the night
Oh, when I’m like this, you’re the one I trust.”

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are many great songs about Friday.

From all kinds of genres and musical eras.

Well, that comes as no surprise since music is an essential part of every memorable Friday night.

Finally, we hope we reminded you of some familiar songs as well as showed you new tunes to celebrate the end of the week.

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Will Fenton

Will, the founder of MIDDER, is a multifaceted individual with a deep passion for music and personal finance. As a self-proclaimed music and personal finance geek, he has a keen eye for futuristic technologies, especially those that empower creators and the public.

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