1. “Easy (Like Sunday Morning)” by Commodores
“Easy” is a song by American band Commodores for their fifth album, titled Commodores.
The group’s most successful period was in the late 1970s and early 1980s when Lionel Richie was the co-lead singer.
American rock band Faith No More covered the song in 1992 and it became a worldwide hit.
2. “Ready for the Weekend” by Calvin Harris
“Ready For The Weekend” was released in 2009 as a single by Scottish DJ Calvin Harris for his album of the same name.
The album topped the UK Albums chart.
Harris rose to international prominence with the release of his third album, 18 Months.
3. “Friday” by Rebecca Black
“Friday” is an iconic song of the early 2010’s, with a reputation for being a terrible-but-catchy tune with a cringey music video.
The YouTube music video amassed more than 167 millions views before it was removed for legal reasons.
The lyrics of the song are about being excited to let loose now that it’s finally the weekend.
4. “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)” by Katy Perry
Released during what was arguably her most successful era, “Last Friday Night” was an international hit.
It topped the Billboard Hot 100, making Perry the first female solo artist to have five number-one singles on the Hot 100 from the same album.
It was the tenth most played single on radio for 2011.
The music video features an appearance from Rebecca Black.
5. “Another Saturday Night” by Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke was an American singer and songwriter, famous for his influence on soul music.
He is dubbed the ‘King of Soul’.
“Another Saturday Night” was released in 1964 for his album Ain’t That Good News.
That same year, Cooke was shot and killed by a hotel manager in Los Angeles.
6. “Love on the Weekend” by John Mayer
“Love On The Weekend” was the lead single from Mayer’s seventh album The Search for Everything.
The song was released in 2016 and performed live a few weeks later on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Critics said that the song marked a return to Mayer’s pop-rock roots while retaining the bluesy style he had developed in his later albums.
7. “House Every Weekend” by David Zowie
“House Every Weekend” was the debut song from British DJ David Zowie, released in 2015.
The lyrics were apparently originally about being trapped in the house every weekend, but Zowie reimagined them with a more positive spin.
Zowie first played the song at a house party with his friends.
8. “Friday I’m In Love” by The Cure
“Friday I’m In Love” is a song from British rock band The Cure, released in 1992 for their ninth album.
It’s an upbeat pop-style song that goes through the days of the week in order, describing weekdays that are laced with misery before reaching Friday and feeling ‘in love’.
The song became more mainstream than the rest of their alternative tracks, and so became one of their signature songs in mainstream media.
9. “Lonely Weekend” by Kacey Musgraves
“Lonely Weekend” is a song from Musgraves’ Golden Hour, her fourth studio album, released in 2018.
Kacey Musgraves is an American country singer known for her tracks “Space Cowboy” and “Butterflies”.
The album includes elements of electronica, disco and yacht rock.
The lyrics describe staying in and feeling alone at the weekend, while everyone else is out.
10. “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)” by Elton John
“Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)” is a song that was born from a collaboration between English singer Elton John and long-time songwriting partner Bernie Taupin.
It was released for John’s best-selling Yellow Brick Road album.
It is an upbeat and cheerful song and has been described as a ‘great fun record’.
11. “Saturday Sun” by Vance Joy
“Saturday Sun” is a song from Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy.
He is most famous for his song “Riptide”, and before his music career he was a promising Australian rules football player.
“Saturday Sun” was released for his second album, Nation of Two, which was released in 2018.
12. “Goodbye Weekend” by Mac DeMarco
Mac DeMarco is a Canadian singer-songwriter and producer.
He has released six studio albums, and “Goodbye Weekend” comes from his Salad Days album, released in 2014.
DeMarco’s music style has been described as “blue wave” and “slacker rock”.
13. “Out on the Weekend” by Neil Young
“Out on the Weekend” is the first track on Neil Young’s critically acclaimed Harvest album from 1972.
Harvest was the best-selling album of 1972, despite critics not favoring the album at the time.
“Out on the Weekend” is a country ballad that has been described as having “a searching, yearning melody”.
14. “Sunday Morning” by The Velvet Underground
Sunday mornings are often referenced in music, representing the sense of comfort and peaceful joy that is often felt on a lazy sunday.
“Sunday Morning” by The Velvet Underground is the opening track from their debut album, The Velvet Underground & Nico.
It is now thought of as one of their signature songs and is their most streamed song on Spotify.
It has been covered by various artists over the decades since.
15. “A Sunday Kind Of Love” by Etta James
Yet another song about Sundays, “A Sunday Kind Of Love” describes wanting a love that has the peaceful, content mood of a Sunday, one that ‘lasts past Saturday night’.
The song was composed by Barbara Belle, Anita Leonard, Stan Rhodes and Louis Prima, released in 1946.
Etta James covered the song for her 1960 At Last! Album.
16. “Living For The Weekend” by Hard-Fi
“Living for the Weekend” is the fourth single from Hard-Fi’s debut album Stars of CCTV.
It was released in September 2005 and reached number 15 on the UK Singles Chart.
The song is about working hard all week and only living for the time off on the weekend.
It is now one of the band’s signature songs.
17. “Weekend” by Mac Miller ft. Miguel
“Weekend”, featuring Miguel, is a song from Mac Miller’s third album, GO:OD.
Again, the song follows the theme of working hard all week and only letting loose and enjoying yourself on the weekend.
Mac Miller struggled with addiction and substance abuse, passing away from an accidental drug overdose aged 26.
An album was released posthumously, called Circles, made up of Miller’s previously unreleased songs.
18. “Saturday Night” by Bay City Rollers
“Saturday Night” is a song from Scottish band Bay City Rollers.
It is an upbeat pop-rock song that hit the number one spot in the US charts, despite not charting in the UK.
It was released in 1973.
Bay City Rollers were one of the biggest boy bands in the world in the 1970s.
19. “Black Saturday” by Soundgarden
“Black Saturday” is from Soundgarden’s sixth and final album, King Animal.
The album was released in 2012 and was their first in sixteen years.
The band helped to popularize grunge music in the mid-1980s
Their biggest achievement was their 1994 album Superunknown, which reached number one in the US album charts.
20. “7 Days” by Craig David
“7 Days” is a song from British R&B singer Craig David.
The song topped the UK Singles chart and reached the top ten in many other countries.
The song was nominated for the BRIT Award for Best Single that year.
The lyrics describe a man meeting a girl on a Monday and spending every day with her, describing how their relationship progresses over the course of the week.
The song describes them spending the weekend making love and ‘chilling’ on Sunday.
21. “Working for the Weekend” by Loverboy
Loverboy are a Canadian rock band that was most popular in the 1980s.
“Working for the Weekend” is from their second album Get Lucky, released in 1981 as the lead single.
The lyrics describe how everyone is ‘working for the weekend’.
It has a more ‘pop’ feel than many of their other songs.
22. “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5
“Sunday Morning” is a song from American pop rock band Maroon 5.
Maroon 5 were an iconic band of the 2000s and 2010s and are still popular today.
Again, ‘Sunday morning’ is here used as a metaphor for comfort and peace in a relationship.
23. “Saturday in the Park” by Chicago
Chicago is a rock band that formed in the US city of Chicago in 1967.
They described themselves as a rock and roll band with horns.
To date, they have sold more than 40 million units in the US.
“Saturday in the Park” reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the highest-charting song for the band at the time.
24. “Sunday Bloody Sunday” by U2
“Sunday Bloody Sunday” is a song from Irish rock band U2.
It was released as the third single for their album War in 1983.
It features a distinctive militaristic drumbeat.
The song describes the horrors of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, focusing on the ‘Bloody Sunday’ incident in Derry where British soldiers shot and killed unarmed civil rights protesters.
25. “Here Comes The Weekend” by Roxette
Tourism was Swedish rock duo Roxette’s fourth album, released in 1992.
The album didn’t have the same commercial success as their previous albums.
“Here Comes The Weekend” is the eleventh track on the listing.
It talks about the weekend coming round and finding yourself lonely again.
26. “Black Friday” by Steely Dan
Steely Dan is an American rock band that was founded in New York in 1971.
They were described by Rolling Stone as “the perfect musical antiheroes for the seventies”.
Katy Lied was their fourth album, released in 1974.
“Black Friday” was the opening track to the album.
27. “Weekend Wars” by MGMT
MGMT is an American indie rock band, and Oracular Spectacular was their critically acclaimed debut album.
“Electric Feel” and “Kids” have become two of the band’s signature songs.
Rolling Stone ranked the album number 494 in their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
29. “Friday On My Mind” by The Easybeats
“Friday On My Mind” is a 1966 song from Australian band The Easybeats.
It became a worldwide hit, reaching number 16 on the US BIllboard Hot 100.
The Easybeats were considered one of the most important rock bands in Australia during the 1960s, achieving a level of success in Australia that rivaled the Beatles.
30. “The Weekend” by SZA
American singer SZA released her debut album Ctrl in 2017.
“The Weekend” was the sixth track listed, and is an R&B/soul song.
The song was unexpectedly popular and was released as a radio single.
It received a Grammy nomination at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
31. “Sunday Best” by Surfaces
Surfaces is an American electro-pop band from Texas.
Sunday Best was released in 2019 as a single from the band’s second album, Where The Light Is.
The song gained popularity after it became a trending song on social media app TikTok in 2020.
The song is upbeat and optimistic, with lyrics about ‘feeling good’ and wearing your ‘Sunday best’.
32. “Sunday Morning Coming Down” by Johnny Cash
“Sunday Mornin’ Coming Down” was originally written by Kris Kristofferson and recorded by Ray Stevens, before it was covered by Johnny Cash and became a number one hit on the US Country charts.
Johnny Cash is one of the most famous folk/country singers of all time.
“Sunday Mornin’ Coming Down” is about the feeling of loneliness that some people feel on a Sunday.
33. “Kings of the Weekend” by Blink-182
Blink-182 are an American rock band formed in California in the early 90s.
California is their seventh album, released in 2016.
The lyrics are about falling into a downward spiral on a Friday night, losing control over the weekend.
Travis Barker, the drummer of the band, has made fame recently for marrying Kourtney Kardashian, of the famous Kardashian family.
34. “Weekend” by Kane Brown
Kane Brown is an American singer, who rose to fame through social media.
He released his first EP, Chapter 1, in 2016.
He became the first artist to have simultaneous number ones on all five of the main Billboard country charts.
“Weekend” is a song from his 2018 album Experiment.
The lyrics are about ‘chilling on the weekend’ with ‘nowhere to be’, enjoying simple pleasures with a loved one.
35. “Sunday” by Sonic Youth
“Sunday” is a song released by American rock band Sonic Youth in 1998 for their tenth album, A Thousand Leaves.
The song’s riff was borrowed from the song “Skeleton” by Helium.
The music video for the song stars Macauley Culkin – best known for his appearance as a child star in the Home Alone films – and Rachel Miner.
Songs About the Weekend – Final Thoughts
While some artists seem to see the weekend as a time of optimism and happiness, others find that it reminds them of their own isolation and loneliness.
Ultimately, songs about the weekend typically reflect the artist’s inward struggles more than they do the weekend itself.
This collection of songs about the weekend features some of the most iconic songs of all time, from some of the world’s biggest artists.